Welcome to Kindergarten!The choice to attend Diamond Canyon is clear! Here are just a few reasons why we are proud to be your home school:-Every kindergarten teacher is a highly qualified, early childhood education endorsed, elementary certified teacher.-Strong Early Childhood team who consistently communicates on how to better educate individual students.-Academic rigor, including goal setting, with literacy, math and writing focus.-Access to Reading Specialists.-Art and PE classes taught by highly qualified, properly certified special area teachers every week.-Field trips.-Musical performances.-Mandrin Program-Separate kindergarten playground.-Parent Volunteers helping in the classrooms.-Newsletters and emails to keep families informed.-Building community for the benefit of the whole child.General Kindergarten Information:Drop Off:
Students will enter through the Kindergarten gate which will open at 8:30am. There will be a kindergarten teacher present to welcome students to the playground. They will enjoy the playground until class bell rings.
We will be going to lunch every day at 11:10 am. School lunches can be purchased for $2.60 (prices have increased this year), or your child may bring his/her lunch. Please mark lunchboxes with first and last names. You can prepay for lunches (recommended) by stopping by the cafeteria before school any day of the week or you may visit www.ezschoolpay.com. You may qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you must complete an application which you can get at the school office.
We notice that students are able to concentrate better and learn more when their little bellies are full. Therefore, we will be having a time for snack each day in the afternoon. If you choose to participate, you may send a healthy snack with your child. Please do not send sugary foods, candy or NUTS. Some children have severe allergies to nuts, so please check nutrition labels and avoid any foods that contain nuts. Also, too much sugar does more harm than good!
Your child may bring a water bottle every day. In fact, it is encouraged! Just make sure to put your child’s full name on the bottle. If the bottle is forgotten at home or school, we have a drinking fountain attached to our sink in the classroom, so don’t worry! The students are able to drink water throughout the day and are welcome to refill their water bottles if necessary.
Kindergarteners are dismissed at 3:25 pm from the Kindergarten gate. Please come to the gate to pick up your child with your green frog sign with their name written clearly! In the event that someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up your student, please make sure they are included on the pick up list in the front office.
Thank you for trusting us with your precious child! We look forward to a great year together!Kindergarten Mission Statement:We are here to learn all kindergarten standards so we are ready for first grade.