2020 Kindergarten Orientation

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton June 19, 2020 13:02 Updated

Dear Parents of 2020-2021 Kindergarten Students,

As you know, we had to postpone our kindergarten registration/orientation date due to the pandemic and early closure of the 2019-2020 school year. Our registration/orientation process is important for our students, their families, and our staff. It serves as our district’s first step in building relationships, communicating with you and your family, and welcoming you to our district. Throughout this process, students will meet many of their peers, our kindergarten teachers, and explore our school for the first time! Students will also participate in fun activities that will help them get excited for their first year, while also providing our staff with valuable feedback to assist with creating our class lists for the upcoming school year. Parents will have the opportunity to meet staff members, tour the building, and learn about the kindergarten year.

As we optimistically prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we want to plan for providing kindergarten orientation in early August. Our goal will be to create small group environments and host kindergarten orientation in your child’s school. As we progress closer to the August dates, we will provide more detailed information about the actual orientation sessions, as we need to ensure that we follow the health and safety guidelines set forth by the state.  

The two dates that we have selected for kindergarten orientation are Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th. In order to keep numbers small, we will schedule two sessions per day in each building. There will be an AM session from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and a PM session from 1:00-3:00 p.m.. In order to best meet your needs, we request that you call your child’s school and request the session that works best for you (August 5th: AM or PM, August 6th: AM or PM).  Please keep in mind that sessions will be limited, so the sooner that you call, the better chance that you will receive your first choice of sessions. Please contact your child’s school to schedule your kindergarten orientation session. 

Brecknock Elementary (610-775-5079)

Cumru Elementary (610-775-5081)

Mifflin Park Elementary (610-898-1489)  

If you receive the answering machine, please leave a message with your child’s full name and your first and second choices. Someone from the school will return your call to confirm your date and time.

Unfortunately, in order to create the opportunity for kindergarten orientation, we will need to cancel our Kickstart to Kindergarten program. This was a difficult decision, but in order to provide the kindergarten orientation opportunity for all students, we needed to focus our efforts on the orientation sessions. We have also revised the original date provided for Kindergarten Back to School Night. Our Kindergarten Back to School Night will be scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. The Kindergarten Back to School Night is an opportunity for students to meet their kindergarten teacher, visit their classroom, and meet classmates. As with all aspects of the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to monitor guidance from the state and communicate the district’s plans as we progress through the summer months. 

Enjoy the summer, stay tuned for details on upcoming events, and we look forward to meeting all of our incoming kindergarteners!

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton June 19, 2020 13:02 Updated