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Kindergarten Readiness

Welcome to Sidney City Schools Kindergarten Readiness page! Here you will find information on how to register for kindergarten as well as a variety of resources to help your child get ready for kindergarten! 

The transition from preschool to kindergarten is an exciting milestone in your child's life, and we're here to provide you with the tools and resources you need to ensure a smooth and successful start to their academic journey.

Our mission is to empower parents with the knowledge and confidence to support their child's development in the crucial months leading up to kindergarten enrollment. Whether you're a first-time parent navigating this transition for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for new strategies, we've got you covered.

Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2024, to enroll in the
Sidney City Schools kindergarten program. 

Kindergarten Registration + Screening

Students who are enrolling in kindergarten and who DO NOT currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center may call to schedule a screening appointment beginning Monday, March 4, 2024.

  • Longfellow Primary Kindergarten Screening will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Longfellow Primary School.
    • To schedule a screening appointment, please call Longfellow Primary at 937-497-2264
  • Emerson Primary Kindergarten Screening will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Longfellow Primary School.
    • To schedule a screening appointment for Emerson, please call Emerson Primary at 937-497-2261.

If you are not sure which school your child will attend based on your address, call either of the schools or the Board of Education office at 937-497-2200. 

Whittier Transition to Kindergarten

Students who currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center do not have to schedule a screening appointment. Current WECC students will have conversations about kindergarten at their February conferences. Whittier Early Childhood Center staff will communicate with families about the process of updating student records in PowerSchool after March 4, 2024.  

In April, Whittier staff will work with primary school kindergarten teachers to share information about your child's skills through the assessments they have tracked in your child's binder. Additionally, the kindergarten teachers will spend time in the preschool classrooms observing and interacting with those students who plan to transition to kindergarten. 

five kindergarten-age students stand in a line outside of school.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Check out some super resources to help your child be kindergarten-ready at Emerson and Longfellow Primary Schools!

Ready, Set, School

Here are essential pieces of information to be school-ready with Sidney City Schools! 

First page of the PDF file: EPEL-Calendar-English-2024-WEB