The transition to kindergarten is a significant time for a rising kindergartner, their family, and their community. Transitioning in a time with COVID restrictions in addition to the ongoing stress of these times can be challenging. It is important to have grace for yourself and your community. Remember, however you are connecting with your child, is appreciated! Below are a few easy tips for families that can support your child’s kindergarten transition.
Have you visited Durham’s Partnership for Children Transition to Kindergarten page? On this page, you will find activities to do with your children, culturally responsive resources from community partners, literacy tips, and general guidance to help with the transition this year.
The Durham community is also here to support our young learners to still make this transition smooth. Here are a few upcoming Kindergarten events. If you have additional questions about Kindergarten registration, please call Durham Public School’s Office of Student Assignment at 919-560-2059 or the Early Education Department at 919-560-3505 for more information.
Forest View: Forest View will host their Popsicles on the Playground event on Saturday, August 14 from 10:00-11:30 AM
Merrick-Moore: Kindergarten Open House will be on Aug. 17, 2021 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Eno Valley: They will host their first New Scholar and Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, August 18 at 5:30PM. This event will serve as an Open House for our Kindergarten Scholars, so we strongly encourage Kinder families to attend. Families of new scholars in grades 1-5 are welcomed to attend as we will be highlighting all things Eno Valley, touring the campus and outlining expectations for the year. However, the official Open House date for grades 1-5 is August 23 at 5:30PM. Kindergarten scholars will begin their beginning of school assessment on August 23.
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