The phase-in period is carefully designed and implemented. It is a process in which we strive to create a peaceful and welcoming learning environment for your child. Phase-in serves as a stabilizing period in which the children and teachers get to know one another. During this transition, we foster security and comfort in a small group before the whole class meets.
The children are eager and excited about the year ahead. The learning environment will be stimulating and exciting; it is a place where independence, freedom and choice of materials is the rule. The children will gradually learn how to handle this choice and freedom while respecting and caring for each other, the materials and the classroom!
Phase-in allows the new children to get an overview of how things work in the classroom, and the returning children receive reinforcement of the previous year’s ground rules.
Phase-in sets the stage for a successful year of learning.
- Children need short increments of time to establish and re-establish procedures and ground rules. They familiarize themselves with classroom materials and the physical space (bathroom location, cubbies, etc.)
- In smaller groups, the teacher can establish or re-establish a relationship with each child individually, by moving slowly, creating an atmosphere of security and emotional comfort.
- The gradual phase-in allows the child to absorb and digest new concepts and ideas without becoming confused by too much information.
- Phase-in sets the tone of the classroom by respecting and caring for each other and the environment. It sets the stage for making choices and independent learning.
All Toddlers will attend for a designated 45 minutes, with a parent or caregiver, on either Wednesday, August 29th OR Thursday, August 30th. Students will be assigned 8:45 – 9:30 AM or 10:00-10:45 AM.
Tuesday, September 4th
Toddlers begin their enrolled schedule.
All NEW students to the Primary program (including Toddlers moving up to Primary) will attend for a designated hour on Monday, August 27th. Parents and students will spend time in the classroom and on the playground during their assigned hour. Students will be assigned 9:00-10:00 AM or 10:00-11:00 AM.
*NO Early Birds, Sparrows or FLEX on Monday, August 27th *
Tuesday, August 28th
All Kindergarten students start at 8:30 AM
Wednesday, August 29th
All PK4’s will attend along with the Kindergarteners at 8:30 AM
Thursday, August 30th
PK4’s and Kindergarteners attend
Friday, August 31st and Monday, September 3rd NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 4th
PK2’s and PK3’s students start at 8:30 AM, joining the existing PK4’s and K’s that have phased-in. Thus, ALL primary students attend.
Elementary (including Middle School) Phase-In
Monday, August 27th
All RETURNING (2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 8th) Elementary students attend 8:20-11:30 AM
All NEW (1st, 4th and 7th) students to the program attend 12:30-3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th
All Elementary students attend 8:20 AM – 3:00 PM
**Early Birds, Sparrows and FLEX (all students), both before and after school care will begin Tuesday, August 28th**