Kindergarten - Ready, Set, Go! “The Future Begins Here”
The Cedar Springs Kindergarten Team welcomes the parents and guardians of the
2017-2018 Kindergarten Class for an information night.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Cedar Trails Elementary
Parents and guardians will meet in the multi-purpose room where our kindergarten
teaching staff will present an outline of the typical day, share curriculum
expectations and give some helpful tips on selecting a backpack and other frequently
used items. We are hoping to answer questions and get everyone ready for an
exciting start to the school year.
In August, after teacher assignments have been finalized, we will welcome the students
to Cedar Trails' Open House to visit their classroom and meet their teacher.
Central Registration Office
Hilltop Community Building
204 East Muskegon Street
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Days/Hours Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Preschool Open Enrollment starts February 27, 2017Top of Page
Classes will be forming for
students who are 3 or 4
years old by
September 1, 2017. Information is available for
families that are
interested in tuition
assistance for preschool. Contact Cedar Trails
Elementary main office.
Kindergarten entrants for the 2017-2018 school year will need documentation of Hearing and Vision Screening through the Kent County Health Department (KCHD). The KCHD will be at Cedar Trails Elementary on the following date:
April 14, 2017
Additional dates to be added
Please call Cedar Trails Elementary at 616.696.9884 to schedule an appointment.
Additional appointment times can be scheduled by calling the KCHD at 616.632.7047
Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 to register for Kindergarten. Enroll Today!
This program is designed for students who show readiness for beginning academics. Pre-reading skills include understanding concepts of print, letter/sound
identification and phonemic awareness. The Kindergarten curriculum
provides the mathematical and early literacy foundation that students
will build upon in future grades.
Our Kindergarten program will be Monday through Friday beginning at 8:40
AM with a 3:31 PM dismissal. This is a common dismissal time for our
Kindergarten - 5th grade students.
enacted Michigan Law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147),
which has changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in
Kindergarten. New legislation has changed the "cut-off" date.
Children must be five years old by September 1, 2017.
Parent Waiver Option
the child is not eligible for enrollment per the guidelines specified
above and will be five years old by December 1st, the child's parent or
legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school.
Waiver deadlines and other information are as follows:
When in receipt of a waiver, districts can make recommendations to
the child's parent or legal guardian, as to the child's readiness for
school, and whether or not the child should be enrolled early.
Regardless of a district's recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to enroll their child.
Please contact Cedar Trails Elementary at 616-696-9884 for Preschool registration.
preschool classes are designed for children 3 - 5 years of age. All
preschool programs at Cedar Trails are based on the Michigan Preschool
Standards of Evaluation. The program includes interactive play and the
development of academic and socialization skills. 2017 - 2018 Preschool Registration Classes will be forming for students who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2017. Date: Begins February 27, 2017 Where: Cedar Trails Office Requirements: Certified Birth Certificate, immunization records, $30.00 registration fee
Information will be available starting February 27, 2017 for families that are interested in tuition assistance for preschool.