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In the 35 Years of Spirit Chain Competition between Fairmont and Centerville, the two schools have raised more than $2.5 million! Interior of Fairmont’s New Auditorium The Marching Firebirds and Firebird Football at Roush Stadium Indian Riffle Elementary Student Council Members Celebrate their School's "National Blue Ribbon" Status Fairmont Auditorium We are the FIREBIRDS! "Don't Count the Days. Make the Days Count" Is Digital Design Instructor, Jared Parker's, Mantra Fairmont Career Tech Center -- Try what you want to do and be for free! A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse
In the 35 Years of Spirit Chain Competition between Fairmont and Centerville, the two schools have raised more than $2.5 million! Interior of Fairmont’s New Auditorium The Marching Firebirds and Firebird Football at Roush Stadium Indian Riffle Elementary Student Council Members Celebrate their School's "National Blue Ribbon" Status Fairmont Auditorium We are the FIREBIRDS! "Don't Count the Days. Make the Days Count" Is Digital Design Instructor, Jared Parker's, Mantra Fairmont Career Tech Center -- Try what you want to do and be for free! A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse

Welcome Kindergartners

All-Day Kindergarten set to begin in August

With the support of the Kettering community, the Kettering City Schools will introduce a new All-Day Kindergarten Program, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

Construction and some renovations will take place at Orchard Park, Southdale, J.E. Prass, John F. Kennedy and Indian Riffle elementary schools this summer -- and in some case -- through the 2019-2020 school year to accommodate the all-day program. While this may cause some challenges at a few of our elementary buildings, the district feels that it is important that all incoming kindergartners have the opportunity to benefit from an all-day program beginning with this coming school year.

If you have questions about all-day kindergarten, please contact Debbie Mears, director of Early Childhood Education, at deborah.mears@ketteringschools.org. Please feel free to contact your child's building principal with any questions, as well. The principals will be in their buildings until June 19 and will return for the 2019-2020 school year on July 15.

We have also compiled information (below) that may be helpful to parents/guardians of incoming kindergartners.
 

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Checklist and resources provided by the Ohio Department of Education


First Day of School for Kindergartners:
August 19 -- Kindergarten students whose last name begins with A-L
August 20 -- Kindergarten students whose last name begins with M-Z


Sample All-Day Kindergarten Schedule
Based on the 2018-19 pilot program at Greenmont Elementary School


A Letter from the School Nurse
                      --  2019-2020 Immunization Requirements


Benefits of All-Day Kindergarten Programs
 

 

 





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