NEW KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATION

 

Pierce School Extended Day, Inc. is strongly committed to allowing as many families access to our program as possible while maintaining a safe, quality program childcare center. We have been working hard over the past several years and studying our enrollment patterns, along with doing long range planning for our organization.  Our program offers school age childcare for students whose parents/guardians work or attend school.

 

Below is an explanation of how we currently plan to conduct our Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year, along other important information regarding our program admission. Please note: Due to the pandemic there are currently restrictions in our program's enrollment and programming. This current plan may be subject to change if the restrictions do not change by the beginning fo teh school year.
  

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

Sibling Preference: Any family who currently has children enrolled in the PSED program will receive preference over new families wishing to enter the program.  

 

All Kindergarten Initial Applications Forms will be available online from April 1st to April 30th  . We will then conduct a lottery and families will be notified mid May if they have been accepted to PSED. Please note: these dates are tentative and subject to change if necessary. 

 

                             OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
Dropping and Adding Days:

Any family wishing to drop days may only do so on the two dates that have been designated by the PSED Board of Directors as Change of Schedule Dates (October 1st notification for a November 1st start and February 1st notification for March 1st start). We will be asking families to make a firm commitment to the days that they are requesting and holding them responsible for paying for those days even if they decide to take their child out of the program for a day or two during that period of time.  

 

Older Sibling Enrollment:

Any family who wishes to sign up older siblings, along with their kindergarten child should indicate this when enrolling their kindergarten child.  PSED cannot guarantee that older siblings will be admitted to the program, as availability of space varies from classroom to classroom.  Once a Kindergarten child is accepted into the PSED program we will either accept the older children into the program if space allows or move them to the top of our waiting list and accept them as soon as a space becomes available.   

 

Re-Enrollment Policy:

All families who are re-enrolling in the program for the next school year 2021-22 are only guaranteed the number and specific days they are currently enrolled for. Any family wishing to add or switch days for the following year may do so, only if space is available on those days. If there is no space available, they will be placed on the waiting list for those days where they will have priority over any new families wishing to enter the program.    

 

Please feel free to email the directors, Jean Day or Ellen Lenoch if you have any questions or need further clarification on any of these polices.  

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PSED NEWS

March 1st, 2021
PSED is now surveying first through fourth grade familes to detetermine how much interest there is in having thier children return for the spring. We are unsure how many additional children we may be able to accomodate due to space and staffing, but we are collecting data in order to plan for the remainder of the school year.
Please Note:
PSED has not yet begun 
re enrolling families for next year. We typically send out an email regarding incoming kindergarten siblings in early March but we have delayed this process to early April for planning purposes. 
We completely understand that many working families rely on  us for childcare! We sincerely hope to be able to have all of our currently enrolled families return next year but unfortunately, we have lost over 50% staff over the  past year. Currently, we are working with the Pierce School administration  and our Board of Directors to develop a plan to ensure we have adequate space and that we can staff each grade appropriately. Once this is determined we will begin our re enrollment process for next year. 
We will post updates as things progress.

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