Pre-Kindergarten

  • Pre-Kindergarten Registration 2021

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    Burleson ISD pre-kindergarten online registration begins April 26 - May 21st, 2021 and then again from June 1st- August 27th. The registration process can be completed online.

     In-Person Registration Dates:

    Parents who prefer to register in person should come to STEAM Middle School for the following dates:

    • June 7 from 8:30am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
    • July 27 from 8:30am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Or to The Welcome Center for the following dates:

    • August 3-4 from 8:30am-3:00pm

    What to bring to in person registration:

     

    • Qualifying documents:
    • Paystubs, current Medicaid/SNAP benefits information, DFPS documentation, military ID or other documentation

     

    • 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)

     Qualifications:

    Parents with incoming children who are at least four-years-old on or before September 1, 2021, AND meet one or more of the following criteria are invited to complete pre-kindergarten registration:   

    • Child has Limited English Proficiency – (Language test will be given when face-to-face interaction is permitted)
    • Child is Economically Disadvantaged – Based on a sliding scale of annual income per household member (proof of household income for past 2 months required or a copy of current Food Stamp letter)
    • Child is Homeless – (as determined by BISD’s Student Residency Questionnaire)
    • Child of an active duty, injured or deceased member of the US military –  (DOD/VA documentation required)
    • Child who is in or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services- (CPS/court documentation required)
    • Child of a Star of Texas Awarded parent

     Application and Registration:

    How to apply:

    • Step 1:
      • Complete an online pre-kindergarten application at burlesonisd.schoolmint.net. Once you complete the application, a BISD representative will contact you to assist with the qualification process. 
    • Step 2:
    • Step 3:
      • Upon completion of the online enrollment packet, you will complete the process with your child’s campus.

     Documents Needed:

    **Please have the following documents ready electronically to upload during the enrollment process:

    • 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)

     FAQ:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 however not all elementary campuses have a PreK program.

    What schools in BISD will have Pre-K 2021-2022 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.

     

     

     

     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