Pre-Kindergarten

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    Virtual Pre-K Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will run June 8th - July 3rd and July 22nd - August 12th.. 

    Parents interested in enrolling their child in pre-kindergarten in Burleson ISD for the 2020-21 school year, can visit our website for eligibility requirements and complete the Round-Up Pre-Registration Form at the bottom of the webpage if you qualify and wish to sign up June 8th through August 12th (applications submitted after July 3rd will be processed after July 22nd).

    Registration cannot be finalized until all documents are presented and verified. 

    Who Qualifies?

    Pre-kindergarten students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 and

    must meet eligibility requirements in 1 or more of the following areas:

    1. Child is eligible for free or reduced price lunch program. The income of every individual who lives in the house is calculated.
    2. Child has Limited English Proficiency. (Language testing will be given to the student when in person registration is permitted)
    3. Child is homeless.
    4. Child is the child of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces, including one who was killed or injured while serving on active duty (documentation required)
    5. Child is or has been under conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care)(CPS/court documentation required).
    6. Child’s parent is eligible for the Star of Texas Award (documentation required).

    Registration cannot be finalized until all documents are presented and verified.  


    Pre-Kindergarten Enrollments for the 2020-21 School Year:

    Pre-Kindergarten Round-up will be held virtually 6/8/2020 - 8/12/2020.

    Step 1: Fill out a PK application**. To do so, go to burlesonisd.schoolmint.net.  Once you complete the application, you will be contacted by a BISD representative to assist you with the qualification process (Application submitted after July 3rd will be process after July 22nd).

    Step 2: Once you have been notified that you qualify, you will fill out the enrollment packet in Registration Gateway. 

    Step 3: At the end of registration, you will be asked to schedule an appointment. 

    Step 4: The Registrar for your campus will contact you to complete the process. 

    **You will need to upload the following documents electronically during the enrollment process. Please have them ready electronically.

      • Guardian's driver's license
      • Water or Electric Bill
      • Lease agreement, if you are renting/leasing
      • Student's birth certificate
      • Student's shot records
      • Student's SS Card (optional)

    If qualifying based on income, proof of income in the form of a current paycheck stub; current pay envelope; letter from employer stating gross wages paid and how often paid; unemployment, workers' compensation or disability payment stub; or TANF, AFDC, or food stamp case number; must be provided at registration. (Self-employed individuals may provide their 2019 income tax return or business or farming documents such as ledger books or self-issued paycheck stub.)

    Parents who anticipate that their child may qualify due to Limited English Proficiency will need to bring their child to face to face registration when it is permitted for language testing in order to complete the registration process.  Students’ names will be kept on a waiting list until testing is complete.

    How do I know what school is my home campus?   It is the school that your house is zoned for.  Go to http://findmyschool.burlesonisd.net/ to find your home campus.

    What schools in BISD will have Pre-K 2020-2021 school year?

    Brock, Frazier, Mound, Norwood and Taylor

    If my home campus  does not have Pre-K, then where will I attend?  BISD staff will assign students to campuses based on enrollment numbers and proximity to the home campus.

    Will my Pre-K child be able to return to their home campus for Kindergarten?  

    Yes, all students will return to their home campus at the end of the year since Kindergarten is offered on all BISD campuses.

    Will Pre-K fill up and not have a seat for my child?  No, every child in BISD who qualifies will have a spot for Pre-K.

    Do I need to buy uniforms for my students?  Yes, please reference the information on  standard dress colors on your school's web page.  https://tinyurl.com/y9muejt2 

    Do I need to buy school supplies for my student?  Yes, please reference the school supply list for your campus of attendance. https://tinyurl.com/y8ypbyfx  

    Is there a “Meet the Teacher” event prior to the start of school?

    Yes, campuses will have “Meet the Teacher” prior to the beginning of the school year.

    What are the drop off and pick up procedures? Your campus will provide this information.

    What are school hours? 7:45am (tardy bell rings) - 3:05pm

    Is transportation provided? 

    In the following situation, transportation can be provided:

    • Your home is more than 2 miles from your home campus or it is on a hazardous route (contact Gold Star to determine qualifications at 817-245-1180.
    • Your child is attending PK at a campus other than your home campus.

    If your child is currently enrolled in BISD for PK or other services, do they need to go to Kindergarten Round -Up?  No, your child will be automatically enrolled on the home campus. You will need to fill out Online Annual Registration for returning students later in the summer.  You will receive an email when the forms are available on line.

    What if I only want my child to attend PreK 3 days a week?  Once your child has been approved and enrolls in PreK, they must follow Texas Education attendance laws for all students and attend every day.

    BURLESON ISD PRE-KINDERGARTEN FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PLAN

     

    HB4 High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program

    Family engagement is the mutual responsibility of families, school, and communities to build relationships to support student learning and achievement and to support family well-being and the continuous learning and development of children, families, and educators. Family engagement is fully integrated into the child’s educational experience and supports the whole child and is both culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate.

    Facilitate Family-to-Family Support

    Provide parents with opportunities to participate in district and campus initiatives, such as:

    • PreK RoundUp
    • Parent Booklets - “Helping Your Child Succeed in PreKindergarten”
    • Curriculum Family Nights
    • Campus family events
    • PTO meetings
    • Early Years Parent Newsletter (monthly)
    • Parent Conferences
    • Parent Volunteer opportunities on the campus
    • ReadyRosie - an online video library
    • Serve on campus and district committees
    • Parent Education classes
    • English Language classes

    Establish a Network of Community Resources

    Establish resources that provide services to the students, in an effort to equip parents and caregivers with skills needed to have a healthy and productive family.

    • Burleson Public Library
    • Region 11 Education Service Center
    • Ministerial Alliance Group
    • Harvest House, Promises, Backpack Ministry
    • Campus Clothes Closet
    • Huguley Mobile Clinic

    Increase Family Participation in Decision-Making

    Encourage family participation in decision making, realizing that contributions are crucial to a well-rounded and well-thought-out plan that will facilitate support for all stakeholders and impact positive student achievement.

    • Campus and District Site-Based Decision-Making Committees (CEIC & DEIC)
    • Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
    • Campus-level parent and teacher meetings
    • Parent Surveys

    Equip Families with Tools to Enhance and Extend Learning

    Learning opportunities to enhance and extend learning by providing:

    • Registering families for ReadyRosie
    • Campus Early Literacy Family Nights
    • Classroom Take-home Book Bags
    • Technology: Email, Classroom and Campus websites, Newsletters, Twitter
    • Bilingual Parent Education

    Develop Staff Skills in Evidence-Based Practices that Support Families in Meeting their Children’s Learning Benchmarks

    Staff development offered to teachers and paraprofessionals to support in helping families so that their children reach learning benchmarks.

    • Frog Street SPLASH conference
    • District PreK PLC - 6 times during the year
    • On-site and webinar training specific to PreK on district PD days
    • Region 11 training
    • Training in CLI Engage Circle Assessment

    Evaluate Family Engagement Efforts and Use Evaluations for Continuous Improvement

    Trainings, workshops, meetings and parental involvement activities are followed with an evaluation which provides parents the opportunity to express their views on the value of the activity.

    • ReadyRosie Parent Survey
    • Encourage parent responses to events
    • Use parent input from Site-based and District of Innovation committee meetings to provide valuable information in planning, development, and implementation of programs
    • Teacher evaluation of PreK program

     


    Approved by DEIC 11-28-17