To be eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten, a child must reach the legal age of 4 on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet at least one of the following requirements
Unable to speak and comprehend the English language
Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States (including state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority back to active duty)
Child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
Have ever been in the conservatorship (foster family) or the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing
Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award (Parent’s Star of Texas Award)
Entrance to the pre-kindergarten program is based upon lack of proficiency in speaking the English language, or upon an income that is below the national average as determined by the U.S. Government guidelines.
A language proficiency test is used to determine eligibility based upon a language deficiency. A designation of Non-English Speaking or Limited-English Speaking is required for entrance.
Federal Guidelines are issued each year to determine income eligibility for this program. Proof of income is required. It may consist of an income tax form, statement from an employer certifying current monthly wages, or current check voucher stubs. If wages are paid hourly, a 40-hour total is used.
If the applicant has qualified for food stamps or Aid to Dependent Children, this information automatically qualifies an individual for the Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Federal guidelines are very precise, and an applicant must sign a form assuring the accuracy of all information presented. Random telephone calls are sometimes made to employers to verify income information. If inconsistencies occur, determination of accuracy must be made or the child may be subject to withdrawal from the program.
Health & Attendance
For the protection of your child and others, please do not send your child to school with fever or diarrhea.
Please notify the homeroom teacher, within two days of his/her return to school, with a note signed by the parent or legal guardian stating the student’s name and reason for absence.
If a child is injured or becomes ill at school, the parents will be notified. If the parents are not available, then the person designated to be called in an emergency will be contacted. Be sure to keep the school notified of any changes in telephone numbers, addresses, places of work, or emergency contacts.
Each child has a permanent health record. (On this record pertinent health information is recorded.) Please keep the school notified of any health problems. All information is held confidential.
Please contact the school to discuss any health problems or attendance concerns.
POLIO - At least three (3) doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV). If the last dose was not received on, after or the month prior to the fourth birthday, a booster dose will be required no later than the child’s fifth birthday.
HEPATITIS A- 2 doses with 1st dose on or after 1st birthday
PNEUMOCOCCAL (PCV)- Age of child when 1st dose was given affects total # of doses required. If the PCV series is started when a child is seven months of age or older or the child is delinquent in the series, then all four doses may not be required. Please reference the information below to assist with compliance:
EXCLUSIONS FROM COMPLIANCE - Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindication, religious conflicts, and active duty with the armed forces of the U.S. Children and students in these categories must submit evidence for exclusion from compliance.
MEDICAL CONTRAINDICATIONS - Medical contraindications must be signed by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. The statement should indicate that, in the physician’s opinion, the required immunization would be injurious to the health and well being of the child/student or a family or household member. It should specify the specific vaccination contraindicated. Unless a lifelong condition is specified, it is valid for one year from the date signed and must be renewed annually. It does not have to be notarized.
RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS - Religious exemption is granted by an affidavit (notarized) signed by the parent/guardian, stating that the vaccination/s conflict with the tenets or practices of the religion of which they are an adherent or member. During disease outbreaks, religious exemptions may be revoked.
8:10 AM - Campus opens for morning session
11:40 AM - Classes end
12:30 PM - Campus open for afternoon session
12:50 PM - Classes begin
3:50 PM - Classes end
8:25 AM - Campus opens for morning session
11:45 AM - Classes end
12:45 PM - Campus open for afternoon session
1:00 PM - Classes begin
4:05 PM - Classes end
*Your child’s assignment to either the morning or afternoon session may be based on provisions for school bus transportation. Questions should be directed to the principal’s office at the school.
3:50 PM - Classes end
4:05 PM - Classes end