Early Childhood - Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Dear Parents & Guardians and Preschool Providers: February 1, 2022
We are so excited to begin our annual registration process for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration begins February 7, 2022. Register online at bomusd.org or find the link on any school website. Please reach out to the school office if you need any assistance.
When you register online you will fill out the basic registration information and you will also be asked to fill out the School Transition Form and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire – (Social Emotional). This information will guide our district staff to help your child and family make a successful transition to school.
Listed below are the documents you will need to bring to the school office to complete registration. These documents can be brought with you to our TK and K Round up in April. You must have physical copies.
*your child’s birth certificate *vaccination record
*Black Oak Mine offers both a one year and a two-year Kindergarten program.
*The one year Kindergarten (K) is for those students who turn five on or before September 1, 2022.
*The two-year program is a year of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and a year of Kindergarten. This program is for students who turn 5 between the dates of Sept. 2, 2022 and Feb. 2, 2023. This program presents a gift of time to help support younger children to become socially and academically ready for entry into a traditional kindergarten setting.
*We also extend our TK enrollment to include students who turn 5 by March 15, 2023. Children with a birthdate closest to Feb. 2nd are given priority.
*All enrollment in K and TK is based upon birthdate, class size, assessments & developmental readiness. All TK and K students begin school in August. TK and K are offered at all school sites.
Please contact your school for registration links or physical packets. ParentinformationsessionsandKindergartenRound-upare plannedfor laterinthe spring:seethe Connectingto KindergartenHandbookfordates.
Georgetown School of Innovation and Otter Creek 333-8320, Nikki Parr, Registrar, email@example.com American River Charter Homeschool Program, 333-8340, Laura Moneypenny, Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contact Monica Woodall, Early Education Services Coordinator for BOMUSD at Northside STEAM School, (530) 885-4079 or email@example.com.
Please see the Black Oak Mine School District website - www.bomusd.org or the Divide Ready by 5 website www.dividereadyby5.org for school readiness information and more information regarding our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.
Monica Woodall, Early Education Services Coordinator, BOMUSD
Each and every day there are lots of fun and simple things you can do with your child to help his or her development and ensure a better start in life. Children learn while watching you and by playing, so make these activities a time of fun and bonding between the two of you. Here are some examples:
Read, Sing and Talk: By talking to children in full sentences from the moment they are born, you help them build a basis for language and dialogue. This stimulates their minds and helps them develop verbal skills.
Walks: Take a walk with your child and count how many houses you have passed. You can also encourage a conversation by asking him or her what color things are in your surrounding environment. Point out signs and ask about the letters you see.
Helping with Chores: When your child is old enough, he or she can begin helping you around the house. This will make him or her feel important and useful, and will help him or her develop confidence, as well as valuable math and verbal skills. For example:
Sorting Laundry: Your child can help you sort laundry by colors. Have him or her say the color out loud and help him or her differentiate between dark and light.
Cooking: Have your child help with cooking by getting ingredients for you. You can ask him or her to give you a certain amount of something like potatoes. This will not only help encourage his or her verbal skills, but will help develop his or her math skills too.
To be ready for kindergarten, preschoolers need a variety of skills. While few students possess all of them before they enter, here's a list of skills that will help make the transition easier, divided by subject area: