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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
CARE: 520-209-7549


Travis Kolter
Director


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About K+



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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 2018-2019 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.

To be prepared for the 18-19 school year registration it is suggested you visit: https://cfsd16.org/cscreateaccount ahead of time. This site will allow you to create your family account for all Community Schools Programs and allow you access to the Community Schools Parent Portal.

General Kindergarten Plus Information:

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 : November 27, 2017 or January 22, 2018 at 2pm

Ventana Vista Elementary: December 5, 2017 or January 23, 2018 at 2pm

Manzanita Elementary: November 29, 2017 or January 24, 2018 at 2:00pm

Sunrise Drive Elementary: December 7, 2017 or January 25, 2018 at 2pm

Registration will occur according to the dates/guidelines below, a $75 registration fee will be collected at the time of registration.

In District Families
In district families' Kindergarten Plus applications will be considered first*
when submitted:
- starting November 27 through December 11, 2017 at Canyon View.
-starting December 5, 2017 through December 19, 2017 at Ventana Vista.
-starting November 29, 2017
through December 13, 2017 at Manzanita.
-starting December 7, 2017
through December 21, 2017 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.

Open Enrollment Families
On the same starting dates listed above, open; however these registrations will be time/date stamped and queued for the initial two week registration window (10 business days) for each school. After such time applications will be considered for placement beginning :

-Canyon View Open Enrolled families': Tuesday, December 12, 2017
-Ventana Vista Open Enrolled families': Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
-Manzanita Open Enrolled families': Thursday, December 14, 2017
-Sunrise Drive Open Enrolled families': Friday, December 22, 2017.

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.


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).

Kindergarten Schedule

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

Kindergarten Benchmarks

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

Story Time
Read The Tooth Book

Circle Time
Introduce dental unit activities

Small Group Activities

Science
Experiment with egg in vinegar

Math
Chart tooth loss of students

Social Studies
Role play – “What does a dentist do?”

Writing
Create an original “toothy tale”

Art
Paint, draw and collect pictures to create a collage of foods promoting the development of healthy teeth.

Music/PE
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.

Sincerely,

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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