Catalina Foothills Community Schools will be providing an optional half-day, tuition-based, Kindergarten Plus program, to complement the district’s half-day, state-funded, Kindergarten program, in the 2017-2018 school year. This program will meet the needs of families and children by providing a full day experience taught by a state certified Early Childhood teacher. Additionally all Kindergarten Plus classrooms include a teaching assistant. Children enrolled in Kindergarten Plus will be provided a curriculum aligned with the Catalina Foothills Envision 21: Deep Learning Kindergarten standards and will provide extended time for science experimentation, reading instruction and practice, as well as time to enhance skills such as problem solving, social interactions and technology applications.
Kindergarten Plus is a "first come, first serve" program within the registration time frames below there are no guaranteed spots the district will do its best to accommodate as many families as possible.
General Kindergarten Plus Information:
may be turned in, according to the dates/guidelines below, with
accompanying $75 registration fee and first tuition payment, at the
school sites (front office) or at the Community Schools office
(2101 E River Road).
In District Families
In district families' Kindergarten Plus applications will be considered first* when submitted:
- starting December 5, 2016 through December 16, 2016 at Canyon View.
-starting December 6, 2016 through December 19, 2016 at Ventana Vista.
-starting December 7, 2016 through December 20, 2016 at Manzanita.
-starting December 8, 2016 through December 21, 2016 at Sunrise Drive.
*In district families registering for Kindergarten Plus by open enrolling to another school within Catalina Foothills School District will have their Kindergarten Plus applications processed in the first 2-week period, only if open enrolling to a Spanish or Chinese Immersion program. If Open Enrolling to a non-immersion program, Kindergarten Plus applications will be queued with all other Open Enrollment Kindergarten Plus applications.
Enrolled families' Kindergarten Plus applications may be turned in. These applications will be time/date stamped and queued for the initial two week registration window (10 business days) for each school. After such time:
-Canyon View Open Enrolled families' applications will be considered for placement beginning
Monday, December 19, 2016
-Ventana Vista Open Enrolled families' applications will be considered for placement beginning
Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
-Manzanita Open Enrolled families' applications will be considered for placement beginning
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
-Sunrise Drive Open Enrolled families' applications will be considered for placement beginning
Thursday, December 22, 2016.
All Kindergarten Plus applications received after the corresponding 2-week widows above, will be processed in the order that they were time/date stamped, regardless of in-district or open enrollment status.
You are invited to attend an upcoming Kindergarten Show-n-Tell meeting at any of our four elementary schools. Information on the Kindergarten Plus Program and instructions on how to register will be discussed:
Canyon View Elementary
December 5, 2016 or January 23, 2017 at 2pm
Call 209-7700 to sign up.
December 7, 2016 or January 25, 2017 at 2:00pm
Call 209-7800 to sign up.
Sunrise Drive Elementary
December 8, 2016 or January 26, 2017 at 2pm
Call 209-7900 to RSVP
The following are highlights of the K+ program:
Classes will be staffed with a state certified Early Childhood Teacher and classroom assistant.
Curriculum will be aligned with the Catalina Foothills Envision 21: Deep Learning Kindergarten standards and will provide extended time for children to develop and practice the skills and knowledge to be successful learners in the Catalina Foothills School District schools.
Kindergarten Plus children will have access to their elementary school library, computers and playgrounds.
The optional, tuition-based, half-day session (Kindergarten Plus) will complement the half-day Kindergarten session offered by the district (funded by the state).
Half-Day Kindergarten Sessions A.M.Session - 8:00am-11:00am P.M.Session 12:00pm-3:00pm
Kindergarten Plus Sessions P.M.Session - 12:00pm–3:00pm A.M.Session 8:00am–11:00am
Lunch - 11:00am – 12:00pm (only for children enrolled in both sessions)
We are committed to high standards of excellence in all our school district programs and know that children that are enrolled in our Kindergarten programs experience a high degree of success as they enter our first grade classes. By enrolling your child in our Kindergarten programs, you will be taking the first step for your child’s successful educational journey in Catalina Foothills School District.
The Kindergarten Plus Program strives to complement the learning experience young children have in their school kindergarten classroom. The following is an example of a unit that Kindergarten Plus may explore and how this unit enforces the standards and benchmarks that are the focus of the kindergarten classroom teaching and learning.
Sample Unit of Study - Dental Hygiene
Read text for a variety of purposes, understand that print conveys meaning.
Use listening skills, make contributions in a class discussion, identify health behaviors important to personal well-being.
Continue to understand that learning can come from careful observation and simple experiments. Share observations and comparisons.
Practice skills in recording data using tallies and numbers.
Understand calendar in days, weeks and months. Learn about the work that people do in the community.
Continue to learn how to use a variety of methods to report information.
Know how to use art materials in a safe and responsible manner, know that different media and techniques are used to communicate ideas.
Participate in basic rhythmic activities. Understand that physical activity is necessary to build good physical fitness
Sample Activities Large Group Activities
Read The Tooth Book
Introduce dental unit activities
Small Group Activities
Experiment with egg in vinegar
Chart tooth loss of students
Role play – “What does a dentist do?”
Create an original “toothy tale”
Paint, draw and collect pictures to create a collage of foods promoting the development of healthy teeth.
Dance to Raffi music song “Brush Your Teeth”
We look forward to having you join our programs and schools. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of us.
Travis Kolter, Director CFSD Community Schools 520-209-7551
Robert Henikman, Principal Canyon View School 520-209-7700
Kim Boling, Principal Manzanita School 520-209-7800
Andrea Davidson, Principal Sunrise Drive School 520-209-7900
Dana Mulay, Principal Ventana Vista School 520-209-8000
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Summer Camp Foothills
Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra