Kindergarten Parents: Everything You Need to Know

Amity Elementary

Dear Kindergarten Families -

As many of you may already know, last night, the Deer Park Board of Education approved several back-to-school plans, including an adjustment to kindergarten students. All in-person kindergarten students will now attend school five (5) days per week, on a half day schedule. I know that this has been a big change for all of us, and in the interest of getting as much information to parents as possible, I wanted to take a moment to let you know all of the details that have been determined so far, so that plans and arrangements can begin to be made.

Reporting Groups:

Kindergarten groups will be assigned by last name. Unfortunately, because there is such a short turnaround, we will be unable to take requests regarding AM/PM time slots.

  • AM Kindergarten Students- Last names Adkins-Marcum
  • PM Kindergarten Students- Last names Meyer-Williams

First Day of School:

Both AM and PM Kindergarten students will start reporting daily during their designated times, on Monday, August 24th. Kindergarteners will report five days per week, including during the first two weeks of school.

AM Kindergarten Time Schedule:

  • 7:45-8:00 AM | AM Kindergarten arrival and wellness check
  • 8:00-10:45 AM | AM Kindergarten academic time
  • 10:45- AM | AM Kindergarten dismissal

A scheduled cleaning of all rooms will occur between AM/PM Kindergarten classes. Wednesday is our deep clean at Amity, and Kindergarten classes will be deep cleaned at the end of the day along with the scheduled mid-day clean.

PM Kindergarten Time Schedule:

  • 12:10-12:20 PM | PM Kindergarten arrival and wellness check
  • 12:20-3:05 PM | PM Kindergarten academic time
  • 3:05 PM | PM Kindergarten dismissal

Arrival and Dismissal:

Kindergarteners will arrive and dismiss at the front doors of Amity. Further details will be communicated be in the Amity Minute, our weekly principal email.

We appreciate all your help and understanding as we work to welcome our Kindergarten students into Amity.

Virtual Students

Students who have been enrolled in the virtual option can disregard the schedules and details included in this email. If you previously selected the virtual option for your child in FinalForms and would like to switch back to in-person based on the new schedule, changes can be made in the School Choice tab of FinalForms through the end of Friday, August 14.

Take Care,

Josh Drouhard
Amity Elementary Principal

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