In kindergarten, it is our mission to provide a supportive environment in which children can grow as learners and as members of a community. Through thoughtful activities, students learn to interact with one another in a caring way while learning the academics and social skills they need to be successful. Children are empowered to imagine, explore, problem-solve, and become independent learners. Children are encouraged to solve problems on their own and communicate their thoughts and feelings. Kindergartners learn to be accountable for their choices and use mistakes as learning opportunities. We are committed to developing and honoring the whole child. Resources regarding kindergarten readiness are below:
Ready for Kindergarten? Five teachers tell you what preschoolers really need for next year.
Starting School; These books can help ease worries and make the classroom a little more welcoming.
Welcoming your child to kindergarten is one of the most exciting times of the year. Please be sure to carefully read the registration information as well as the Frequently Asked Questions below. While the registration part of the process is detailed, it paves the way for what I know will be an exciting learning adventure in the fall.
Lisa Sullivan, Principal / [email protected] / 614-485-4200
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the birthday cut off for the 2023-2024 school year? Your student must be five-years-old on or before August 1, 2023, to be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2023-2024 school year. Each school district in Ohio is given the option between two cut-off dates set by the state. Grandview Heights Schools uses the August 1st date.
When can I enroll my eligible child? Kindergarten registration will open on Friday, January 27, 2023, and will close on Thursday, February 16th. To begin, complete the registration google form (link below) and then on February 17th or 19th, you will receive an email with a PowerSchool registration link. Registration and all documentation (except for health forms) will be due by March 10th to be eligible for Kindergarten Screening.
Where is the registration form located? (Registration opens for next year on 1/27/23) The link is below:
What documentation should I get ready in advance? You can see what documentation will be required by reviewing the “Required Documents” section that can be found at the bottom of this page: https://www.ghschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=223244&type=d&pREC_ID=490742
When is Kindergarten Information Night? An in-person incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting Information Night will be held on Thursday, January 26th, in the Stevenson Elementary Gymnasium at 5 p.m. Please enter through the front door that faces Oxley Road.
What are the dates for Kindergarten Screening? The dates are April 25, 26, and 27, 2023.
How do I know if I live in the Grandview Heights School District?
When is Kindergarten Screening? March 29th, 30th, and 31st. More information and a time-slot selection email will be sent to families when they complete registration.
When is the first day of school in 2023? August 15th, 2023. However, Kindergarten students start on a staggered schedule, so your student’s first day of school may be on the 15th, 16th, or 17th. That date is sent to you in mid-July.
Where is the full schedule for the 2023-2024 school year? Click the link below:
What if I miss the registration deadline to register my student? You will still be able to register your child for Kindergarten, but it may take longer for your registration to be processed and your student may not be able to attend Kindergarten Screening. Here is the link you can use to register:
Is there an after school care program available at Stevenson Elementary? There is an after school program at Stevenson Elementary (though space is limited and priority is given to the siblings of children already in the program.) A few weeks before the Kids' Club registration opens for the 2023-2024 school year, you will receive an email that will give you a link to use to register and the time that the URL will be live.
It is highly recommended that all families be prepared with a second after school option in the event that your child does not get into the GHS Kids’ Club Program.
For more information (to be updated soon) you can read more about them here: https://www.ghschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=221221&type=d&pREC_ID=542249
What are the other care options in the Grandview Heights area?
Currently, three daycare centers drop off and pick up students at Stevenson Elementary:
Who do I contact with more questions?
For questions regarding Kids' Club you can contact the director, Amy Gardner, at 614-485-4040 or by email at [email protected].
With questions about Kindergarten Registration, please contact the building secretary, Sabrina Laycock, at 614-485-4200 or via email at [email protected]