Start of Kindergarten Information

(September 11, 2020)

Greetings from the Kindergarten Team! We would like to welcome you to Kindergarten.

When your child is home with you on the days that they are not being screened, we would like to provide you with some welcoming remote learning opportunities. We know this is all brand new to our Kindergarten families, so these activities are just an introduction to remote learning!

Please have your child watch/complete the following activities any time over the course of the 2 days.

Welcome videos:

Welcome to Kindergarten – https://youtu.be/Dzeif6CGpPY

Greet from six feet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMg6t-z8KEI

Why do people wear masks? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE6L-4tO-rs

I Can follow the rules – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQxK-Ah7has

Following Rules – https://kidsmartlearning.com/video/447/have-a-great-day-back-to-school-song-for-kids-following-rules-jack-hartmann/

Read Alouds:

The Kissing Hand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVKFpT1K5I

A Pocketful of Kisses – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5lgkOxTCUI

The Pigeon has to go to School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo3PnlQWxAs

If You Take a Mouse to School – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wAQvZ33zZg

Chromebooks:

We would also like you and your child to explore and become familiar with his or her chromebook during this time. You can practice logging in to your child’s chromebook and email account, as well as explore the different apps. You can also practice using the touchpad and the touch screen. Please make sure to send your child’s chromebook to school with him or her on both the screening day AND on Thursday, September 17th. All students must bring their chromebooks to school on Thursday, September 17th. All student chromebooks will remain at school until further notice beginning on Thursday, September 17th for in person learning students. Please send your child’s individual school supplies in with them on Thursday.

Technology Tips:

To login to both your child’s chromebook and your child’s email, please use the following:

Username: firstnamelastname@chatham.k12.ny.us

Password: Chatham@1

If for some reason you have difficulty logging in, you can email and let us know.  We will then forward your concerns to the Help Desk.  Please do not worry if this is a problem!  We will take care of it when your child starts Kindergarten with his/her classroom teacher.

Dismissal:

Pick up dismissal for kindergarten students will be from 1:30 to 1:40. Please arrive promptly and be sure to bring identification with you. You will need to park your car and pick up will be located at the doors near the gymnasium

We are so excited to begin your child’s educational journey this school year.  We thank you in advance for all your support and patience during this unprecedented time!

The Kindergarten Team:

Mrs. Kral
Mrs. Baskiewicz
Mrs. Ranita
Mrs. Cowles

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