You can complete the online pre-registration beginning March 1.
The Fairview Park City Schools Kindergarten Program is a no cost full-day program. Parents can opt for half-day, but we encourage all students to attend full-day. A parent may request early admission to kindergarten if the child turns age 5 after August 1, 2017 but before January 1, 2018. Parents considering early entrance are strongly encouraged to start the registration process and attend kindergarten registration. Requests must be made in writing to the Fairview Park Board of Education Student Services Department, at least sixty (60) days prior to the start of school. Once received, students will be screened for early entrance following the guidelines in the Iowa Acceleration Scale. Please know that not all students who register for early entrance will qualify. Therefore, parents may want to consider an alternative plan for the school year, such as preschool or daycare.
Important 2017 Kindergarten Dates
3/1/17: Pre-Registration Opens Online (Begin Registration)
3/20/17: “Literacy Night”, 7 p.m. at the Parkview Early Education Center. Pre-K families will join Jennifer Haag from the Fairview Park Public Library to discuss early literacy and learn more about the family center at the library.
3/21/17: “Marching into Math” Kindergarten Math Program – 7 p.m. at Parkview Early Education Center. There will be activities for Pre-k children and presentation from Heather Lash on “Everyday Math.” Parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the math program their child will be using in Kindergarten.
4/5/17: Kindergarten Registration Event – 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. in the Parkview Early Education Center gym
First come, first-served. Please remember to bring all important documents.
8/17/17: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Kindergarten Meet and Greet (Meet the Teacher, drop off supplies, and enjoy popsicles on the playground.
8/21/17: Kindergarten Screening by Appointment (More information will be available at Registration)
8/22/17: Kindergarten Screening by Appointment (More information will be available at Registration)
8/22/17: Kindergarten Parent Meeting (parents only) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the EEC
8/23/17: First Day for Kindergarten
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age can my child attend Kindergarten at FPCS?
Your child must be five years old by August 1, 2017. A parent may request early admission to kindergarten if the child turns age 5 after August 1, 2017 but before January 1, 2018. Requests must be made in writing to the Fairview Park Board of Education Student Services Department, at least sixty (60) days prior to the start of school.
What is the fee for Kindergarten at FPCS? There is no fee to attend Kindergarten at Fairview Park City Schools (except supply fees) for Fairview Park residents.
How do I enroll my child into Kindergarten?
Step 1: On March 1, 2017: Go to www.fairviewparkschools.org and click on the New Student Registration link. Fill out the registration in its entirety. Step 2: Attend Kindergarten Registration on April 5, 2017 with all required documents.
How will I know when my child’s bus will pick them up? You will receive school transportation information approximately one week before the start of school. You will learn more about transportation at the parent meeting.
What are kindergarten’s school hours? Students arrive at 8:50 a.m. with a tardy bell at 9 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:25 p.m.
What supplies will my child need to bring? Supply lists will be posted at www.fairviewparkschools.org prior to the start of school.
What is the cost of lunch? How do I set up a lunch account? School lunch is $2.60. At the time of registration, you will also have the opportunity to fill out a free/reduced lunch application. Prior to the start of school, you will also receive information on how to add funds to your child’s lunch account.
When can I meet my child’s teacher? Families may visit the Early Education Center for a meet and greet and “Popsicles on the Playground” on August 17 at 6:30 and meet their new teacher. Students may also drop off their school supplies on this day.
What are the before and after school care options? Parkview Early Education Center offers a limited number of before/after school spots. Please contact the office for more information.