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2021-22 RCS Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten Page

Students that are currently enrolled in the 2020/21 school year Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program will automatically be transitioned to their home school for the 2021/22 Kindergarten program. You DO NOT need to re-enroll if they are a current TK student in Rochester Community Schools. You will be notified in the summer to update your information via ParentVUE for the 2021-22 school year.

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Request for RCS Transitional Kindergarten / Kindergarten Information

Welcome to Rochester Community Schools! Thank you for your interest in our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten programs for the 2021-2022 school year. To support planning and preparations for spring registration events, perspective families are invited to complete the following “Request for TK/K Information Form”. The information provided will be used by building leaders for future communications regarding the TK and Kindergarten enrollment process and events to support families. Please continue to review our district and building websites for important information. Thank you for your interest and support of Rochester Community Schools.

Per the state of Michigan, TK/K students must be 5 years old by the 1st day of school or no later than Dec 1st, 2016.

Request for TK/K Information Form

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To see what a day in the life of a Kindergarten student at RCS looks like, please enjoy the video below. We look forward to welcoming your student to the Rochester Community School family.

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Transitional Kindergarten program is only available for student's between birthdays from

June 1st - December 1st.

TK Locations:

Baldwin, Brewster, Brooklands, Delta Kelly, Hampton, McGregor, and University Hills

 

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Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

(For students turning 5 yrs old between June 1st - Dec 1st)

20-21 TK information night presentation power point Click here

TK screenings are pending for 21-22 school year....more information to come

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Welcome to the Rochester Community Schools 2021-22!

Regarding eligibility for 2021-2022 kindergarten:  Children who will be 5 by September 1, 2021 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. However, if your child will be 5 by December 1, 2021, you may sign a waiver and have him or her enrolled.  Those forms are posted on this site.  Under the folder, "TK/Kindergarten Enrollment Requirements", you will find what is required to enroll your child as well as immunization requirements.

Transitional Kindergarten

The purpose of transitional kindergarten (TK) is to provide early childhood programming that meets the varying educational needs of learners who need the nurturing of a transitional year prior to entering Kindergarten. TK will cultivate academic and social-emotional learning along with opportunities for play, creativity, and social skill development. TK will provide to students the gift of time and impact the trajectory of their lives.

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

The Gift of Time

“Transitional kindergarten is a school grade that serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, functioning to provide students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success in school in an age- and developmentally-appropriate setting.” Transitional kindergarten recognizes the differences between a child’s chronological age and their developmental age (Moran, 2015).

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Frequently asked questions...

What is the purpose of Transitional Kindergarten? The purpose of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is to provide early childhood programming that meets the varying educational needs of learners who need the nurturing of a transitional year prior to entering kindergarten.

What is the qualifying age for Transitional Kindergarten? Students who turn 5 yrs old between June 1 - Dec 1 qualify for TK.

How many days per week will my child attend school? TK students will have a full day program with access to all programing available to K-5 students (lunch, recess, specials, school aged care, etc.)

What is the Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum? TK will cultivate academic and social-emotional learning along with opportunities for play, creativity, and social skill development.  Reggio Emilia Inspired Curriculum.