Kindergarten Q & A

How do I enroll my child for Kindergarten?

Please visit the Holt website and follow the instructions provided by clicking on the Enrollment Update Icon or navigating to: https://www.hpsk12.net/our-district/student-enrollment/

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How will my child see the building/classroom prior to the start of the school year?

Buildings will communicate opportunities for students/parents to visit the school prior to the start of the year.  Please look for more communication in July/August from your child’s school.

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When will I know my child’s teacher?

Your child will receive a packet of information prior to the first day of school from the Kindergarten Team that explains the first day of school.

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How do I get my child into TK?

Please follow the kindergarten enrollment procedures. Staff will assess students throughout the first week of school and will communicate information on an individual basis to parents.

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When will I find out what bus my child will ride?

You will receive a letter, in the mail, approximately 2 weeks before school starts with your busing information.

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How do I sign my child up for before and after school care?

The Community Education office is working to implement an online registration process for childcare.  Please watch the Holt Community Education Facebook page for future information.

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How do I learn more about food services?

Food Service is happy to announce a new meal system for the 20-21 School Year. On July 1, the system will be active and families can fill out Free & Reduced Lunch Applications online, as well as complete their online enrollment in the new system. Please keep an eye out for more information coming in June/July online and in the mail.

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When will vision and hearing tests take place?

Each school will work with the Ingham County Health Department to offer vision and hearing screenings at the school site to students who are still in need of this testing after the start of the school year.

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When will school start?

More information to come.

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What does a day as a Kindergartner look like?

Students will experience a full day of learning around core academic areas along with opportunities throughout the week in art, music and kinetics. Please visit the following link to learn more information: https://www.hpsk12.net/our-district/departments/curriculum/

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What does my child need the first day?

Your child will receive a packet of information prior to the first day of school from the Kindergarten Team that explains what is needed for the first day of school.

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What is Intersession?

Intersession is a one-week or two-week enrichment program based on your school’s calendar. It is designed to supplement and enhance your child’s education. The program incorporates both academic and enrichment activities designed for your child’s enjoyment. Activities are planned to be intriguing, educational and are centered around a theme. Finally, it allows your child to come together to work with other children while learning new skills. Intersession will be held at your child’s home school. Class begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. It runs during the break in October, February and April. Each day will be filled with educational activities related to our theme. Our staff will provide enrichment activities such as organized games, music, computer lab, arts/crafts, and a special field trip.  Additionally, we may have guest speakers come and share with our students.

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How do I join the school parent organization?

Please visit your child’s school website: https://www.hpsk12.net/our-schools/

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My child will need to receive medication at school. What are my next steps?

Please contact the building secretary for required paperwork.

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How do I access building level parent handbooks to gain more information?