Seminole County Public Schools Countdown to Kindergarten! 2012-2013
Hello! <ul><li>This information is for:  </li></ul><ul><li>Families interested in an elementary magnet school for a kinder...
Elementary Magnet and Cluster Schools <ul><li>This presentation includes information about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementa...
Will your child be 5 years old by September 1, 2012? <ul><li>Yes —your child may start kindergarten in August of 2012. </l...
Know your school zone! <ul><ul><li>The school zone for your child is determined by the parents’ address. </li></ul></ul><u...
What is your school zone? <ul><ul><li>If the result is NWC or NEC you reside in one of the cluster zones and you need to f...
Districtwide Elementary Magnet Schools <ul><li>Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math, Science,...
Learn more about magnet schools-- <ul><li>Midway Elementary School of the Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open House: January 2...
Magnet School Process <ul><li>An application is submitted to the Choices Department February 1-February 28, 2012 </li></ul...
Cluster School Assignment Process <ul><li>An application is submitted to the Choices Department February 1-February 28, 20...
School Choice Cluster Zones <ul><li>Northwest Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bentley Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
General Information <ul><li>Waiting pools </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students that are not assigned to a magnet school or w...
Make an Informed Choice <ul><li>Be a “Fan” on  Facebook.com/seminolecountyschoolchoices  for regular updates and reminders...
Northeast Cluster Information <ul><li>Midway Elementary School of the Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 26—Open House at ...
<ul><li>Wicklow Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 6— Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours...
Application Period February 1—February 28, 2012
Your choice… <ul><li>The most important thing you can do as a parent is to get the application in ON TIME! </li></ul><ul><...
Spring <ul><li>Register at the designated school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ph...
Important Links <ul><li>FAQs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary magnet schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>North...
First day of school: August 13, 2012 www.seminoleschoolchoices.com
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2012-13 Countdown to Kindergarten!

  1. 1. Seminole County Public Schools Countdown to Kindergarten! 2012-2013
  2. 2. Hello! <ul><li>This information is for: </li></ul><ul><li>Families interested in an elementary magnet school for a kindergarten – grade 5 student </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goldsboro Elementary—Math, Science, and Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Midway Elementary School of the Arts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Families living in the Northeast and Northwest Cluster School Zones </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elementary Magnet and Cluster Schools <ul><li>This presentation includes information about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary Magnet Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northeast and Northwest Cluster Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Houses and Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms and Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-K and Head Start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immunizations and Physicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to documents </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Will your child be 5 years old by September 1, 2012? <ul><li>Yes —your child may start kindergarten in August of 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>No —your child is not old enough for public school kindergarten. Contact the VPK Office at 407-320-0463 for Pre-K information. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Know your school zone! <ul><ul><li>The school zone for your child is determined by the parents’ address. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow this link to find your school zone: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Zone Search </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What is your school zone? <ul><ul><li>If the result is NWC or NEC you reside in one of the cluster zones and you need to follow the Cluster School Assignment Process explained later in this presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the result names a specific school, watch for Kindergarten Registration information at the zone school in April. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Seminole County Public School students in any school zone may apply to attend an elementary magnet school. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Districtwide Elementary Magnet Schools <ul><li>Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math, Science, and Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Midway Elementary School of the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Fine and Performing Arts Magnet </li></ul>Use the 2012-13 Elementary Magnet School Application to apply. Applications available beginning February 1, 2012.
  8. 8. Learn more about magnet schools-- <ul><li>Midway Elementary School of the Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open House: January 26, 2012 @ 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and Thursdays at 10:30 AM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open House: January 31, 2012 @ 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Thursdays at 2:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No tour reservations are required—just go to the front office of the school shortly before the scheduled tour is to begin. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Magnet School Process <ul><li>An application is submitted to the Choices Department February 1-February 28, 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students residing in a cluster zone must also submit a Cluster Request Form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A random selection is conducted to assign students to available seats </li></ul><ul><li>Offer letters are mailed March 26, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Families must accept the offer by April 6, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Families register at the school in the spring </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cluster School Assignment Process <ul><li>An application is submitted to the Choices Department February 1-February 28, 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Families prioritize their preference order of school choice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A random selection is conducted to assign students to available seats </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See FAQs for information about sibling and Preference Zone priorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assignment letters are mailed March 26, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Families register at the school in the spring </li></ul>
  11. 11. School Choice Cluster Zones <ul><li>Northwest Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bentley Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Lake Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idyllwilde Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wicklow Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilson Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Northeast Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hamilton Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midway Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pine Crest Elementary </li></ul></ul>Use a 2012-13 Cluster Request Form to apply. Forms available beginning February 1, 2012.
  12. 12. General Information <ul><li>Waiting pools </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students that are not assigned to a magnet school or who are not assigned to the first preference cluster school are placed in a waiting pool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bus transportation is provided to all students living more than 2 miles from the assigned school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-K and Head Start </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students in Pre-K and Head Start at one of the cluster schools are not automatically assigned to the school. Parents must follow the same kindergarten application process and timeline. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Make an Informed Choice <ul><li>Be a “Fan” on Facebook.com/seminolecountyschoolchoices for regular updates and reminders </li></ul><ul><li>www.seminoleschoolchoices.com </li></ul><ul><li>Attend an open house or tour— </li></ul><ul><li>see next slide for detailed information </li></ul>
  14. 14. Northeast Cluster Information <ul><li>Midway Elementary School of the Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 26—Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours Tuesdays 1:00 PM and Thursdays 10:30 AM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pine Crest Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 13—Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call the school to arrange a tour 407-320-5450 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hamilton Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 16—Open House 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours on Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:00 AM </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Wicklow Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 6— Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours on Tuesday at 9:30 call 407-320-1280 to confirm. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bentley Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 7—Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours on Wednesdays at 2:45 PM. Call 407-320-9909 to confirm. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wilson Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 8—Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours on Thursdays at 3:00 PM. Call 407-320-6760 to confirm. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Idyllwilde Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 15—Open House at 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call 407-320-3750 to arrange a tour. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Crystal Lake Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 16— 6:00 PM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM. Call 407-871-8150 to confirm. </li></ul></ul>Northwest Cluster Information
  16. 16. Application Period February 1—February 28, 2012
  17. 17. Your choice… <ul><li>The most important thing you can do as a parent is to get the application in ON TIME! </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: </li></ul><ul><li>February 28, 2012 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Spring <ul><li>Register at the designated school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immunization form (DH 680) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original birth certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DON’T WAIT! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration Deadline: May 1, 2012 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Important Links <ul><li>FAQs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary magnet schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Northeast and Northwest Cluster Schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Please note there is change in the application period as stated on the website from January to February 1—February 28 for 2012-13 applicants. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Available February 1, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Magnet School Application </li></ul><ul><li>Northeast Cluster School Request Form </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Cluster School Request Form </li></ul>
  20. 20. First day of school: August 13, 2012 www.seminoleschoolchoices.com

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