Kindergarten Early Admission
EARLY ENTRY PROCEDURES SUMMARY
- Your child will turn 5 on or before October 1st and you are requesting an early entry into kindergarten, or your child will turn 6 on or before October 1st and you are requesting early entry into the first grade.
- Your address is within the Medford School District attendance area.
- Schedule and complete a preliminary interview with the principal by May 1.
- After meeting with the principal, a Request for Early Entry form with a signature for permission to complete the assessment, along with an assessment fee will be collected. (The principal will provide you with this form.)
- Completed form and payment must be received by May 10, with no exceptions. (Fee could be reduced by the district for families for whom this is a hardship.)
- Work with designated school contact (provided by Principal) to schedule the assessment.
- Evaluations will be scheduled by the designated school contact in May or June and will include a written/oral assessment. The evaluations will take approximately 45 minutes.
- You will be responsible for bringing your child to the school for the evaluation. Parents will not be with their child during the assessment.
- The assessment used is the Brigance Early Childhood Screen III. This is a norm-referenced, research based, reliable tool for indicating readiness for advancement.
- The components include academic, self-help, social -emotional and reading readiness. This process includes information provided by parents and parents will complete feedback forms with the evaluator.
- By June 30, the information will be sent to the Teaching & Learning Director and a decision will be made as to whether your child meets the initial early entry criteria.
- You will be notified by the Principal or Director with the results by the end of June.
- If your child does not meet the initial criteria, the early entry request is denied.
- If your child does meet the initial criteria, your child will be enrolled in school for an initial eight (8) week observation period.
- During this time, the teacher will be completing readiness scales and monitoring progress.
- After the eight (8) week period, your child's performance/progress is reviewed, and a final decision is made whether your child is benefiting from the early entrance experience.
- You will be notified by the Principal or Director of the final decision on whether your child will continue the early entry process before the 2nd term grading period begins.
Kindergarten Early Admission Supporting Information
Early Entrance MSD Policy (JEBA)
Early Entrance MSD Policy Guidelines (JEBA-AR)
Early Entrance Parent Information Packet