Plymouth enrolling 4K students soon

Posted January 16, 2017

The Plymouth School District has announced that its annual 4-year-old kindergarten enrollment will be from Monday, Jan. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 26.

Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 in order to enroll in 4K, which features enriching curriculum in a classroom setting four days a week. The nurturing environment is designed to foster independence, encourage creativity, provide for social growth and challenge new learning.

The district emphasizes a collaborative community approach to 4K that minimizes transitions for children while providing a quality learning environment. Accordingly, 4K placement is made at the district level, independent of elementary school placement.

Morning 4K generally runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon and afternoon 4K from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m., though schedules vary slightly by school. For children needing care beyond the traditional half-day 4K session, the district has established collaborative agreements with the following agencies:
Berry Branch Child Care, operated by Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation, offers child care inside the elementary schools from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. school days opposite the half-day 4K schedule, as well as all day on days when 4K is not in session, including summer break.
Growing Generations Childcare, in the Generations building, 1500 Douglas Drive, offers child care from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. school days before and after half-day 4K, as well as all day on days when 4K is not in session, including summer break.
Head Start at Generations, also in the Generations building, offers a full day of kindergarten four days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each of these school-sponsored 4K programs is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and offers quality childcare services on site to reduce transitions, as well as a licensed early childhood teacher, a research-based developmentally appropriate curriculum, an emphasis on early literacy and math skills, and nutritious meals and snacks.

To complete the enrollment process, please bring the items below to any public elementary school between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Jan. 23 to 26:
• Birth certificate
• Immunization record
4K Placement Information Sheet (view information about your options)
Two-sided Enrollment Form
Two-sided Health Form
Affidavit of Residence (complete but don’t sign, and bring to the district office with a valid driver's license to be notarized)

Placement information will be mailed to families in April. Family visitation will take place in August, so children do not need to be present for enrollment.

Parents who live in the district but will not be sending their children to public school for 4K are asked to call one of the school offices listed below to have their names removed from the list and avoid follow-up calls.

Learn more:
Please contact any elementary principal for further information:
• Fairview Elementary School Principal Nick O’Malley: 892-2621
• Horizon Elementary School Principal Dena Budrecki: 892-2225
• Parkview Elementary School Principal John Mather: 892-4076