Granby Elementary kingergarten registration deadline is April 1 |

Granby Elementary kingergarten registration deadline is April 1

Parents of youngsters who will begin kindergarten this fall at Granby Elementary School are asked to register on or before Tuesday, April 1.

Granby Elementary will conduct a Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Those attending the Round-Up are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization record.

Those unable to attend the Round-Up or who would like to register prior to April 1 can stop by the Granby Elementary School office. Parents can also call the school at 887-3312 to provide the child’s name and date of birth. The child must be 5 years old before Sept. 30.

Granby Elementary is stressing the importance of pre-registering children for kindergarten. Last year, several parents failed to attend the Kindergarten Round-Up or register their child in the spring.

Because the school was unaware of these unregistered children, it was forced to make last-minute changes to accommodate the influx of unexpected students last fall. The unexpected addition of new students pushed the kindergarten class size to more than 30 students.

This large number of kindergartners, which exceeded the district’s maximum for class size, forced the district to hire a third kindergarten teacher on the second day of school. As a result, the second week of school was disrupted as classrooms, students and teachers were moved to new locations.

“As a staff, we are grateful to have been able to accommodate these needs,” stated a Granby Elementary press release. “However, this was a situation that could have been prevented. It created an unnecessary classroom disruption during what we would like to be a smooth adjustment for all youngsters.

“Please pre-register your child now. We look forward to seeing your kindergartners and returning students in the fall.”

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