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Kindergarten 2009-10

A memo from the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Mrs. Suzanne Curro:

It is time to enroll your child for kindergarten if he/she turns five years of age before December 1, 2009. Open enrollment opportunities begin January 26, 2009.  Our Kindergarten Round-Up meetings will be held in each of our elementary buildings on Tuesday, March 17.  There will be a choice of a morning meeting at 10:00 a.m. or an evening meeting at 7:00 p.m.  The Kindergarten Round-Up meetings are designed for parents only in order to provide the necessary forms and information to prepare for the beginning of the new school year.

As many of you have heard or read in the newspaper, funding for pre-kindergarten programs will be cut by 50% next year.  Many educators and parents have contacted their legislative representatives to request reconsideration of this bill.  If this is not overturned, Hudsonville Public Schools, along with most other districts, will be forced to eliminate the pre-kindergarten program opportunity next school year.  All students would then be placed in kindergarten classrooms.  

We are going to continue to enroll new five year olds as we normally do, and test those who turn five between June 1, 2009 – December 1, 2009.  Should the law change and pre-kindergarten funding is fully restored, we will adjust our plans accordingly.

Please bear with us as we await the final outcome of the legislative discussion.   Mrs. Suzanne Curro

Office number:  669-1740, ext 55120



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