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Policies » Section J: Students » JECD: Assignment Of Kindergarten Pupils To Classes

Policy Date: 03/20/2007

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A Kindergarten program is offered by the Hooksett School District. Parents are not required to send their
children to Kindergarten.

1. Assignment of kindergarten pupils to morning or afternoon sessions.
a. As part of the registration process parents/guardians will indicate, on a Session Request form,
which session they prefer to have their child attend. Requesting a specific session does not
guarantee placement in that session.
b. After the initial registration period (approximately one month in the spring) of all kindergarten
pupils, requests for sessions will be honored as follows:

I. Children with special needs will be placed in sessions first in order to provide
appropriate services linked to their Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
II. Should there be an unequal number of session requests, the session
with the least amount of requests will be processed first.
III. In order to insure parity of class size, administration will determine how
many children need to be transferred from the remaining session.
A lottery-type system will be used to randomly select the number of
children to be assigned to the other session.
IV. The order of selection will be recorded and a waiting list will be
automatically generated. In the event of an opening in the preferred
session, pupils will have the opportunity to change according to the
order of selection.
V. When there are multiple siblings who are registering, they will be able
to attend the same session. Final classroom placement in these
situations will be made after consultation with the parent/guardian.

2. As soon as assignments have been made for all kindergarten pupils following registration,
all parents/guardians shall be notified in writing, through the mail, as to the session their child
will be attending in the upcoming school year, and the hours of the session. If the requested
session was not available, the letter will also contain the order on the waiting list.
3. Class assignments for kindergarten will be posted along with all other class assignments.
4. As additional kindergarten students register, requests will be honored if the session
becomes available.
5. The balance of class size will be maintained with the registration of additional students
occurring after the initial registration period.
Requests for session changes after the start of the school year will be added to the existing request list.

Adopted: March 5, 2002
Adopted: December 2, 2003
Revised: March 20, 2007

Fred C. Underhill School

Kindergarten Session Request


Student ________________________________________________________

I am requesting my child be placed in the following kindergarten session:
(please circle one)

AM              PM             or              DOES NOT MATTER

Parent/Guardian Name & Address: (please print)


Daytime phone #: _______________________________


______________________________________________                              _______________
Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                                                          Date

Requesting a specific session does not guarantee placement in that session.