Pre-Kindergarten 2020-2021 Information
Gaston County Schools has decided that Pre-K will follow the same blended learning schedule as K-12 students. This means students whose last name starts with A-K will attend on Monday and Tuesday of each week. Students whose last name starts with L-Z will attend on Thursday and Friday. Adjustments can be made on an individual basis to adhere to our ratios and family needs.
Our contracted private site programs may follow the public schools' schedule or they may offer a variation. If your child has been placed at one of our private sites, the school will tell you under which schedule they are operating.
In addition to the revised school schedule, we will not be able to provide bus transportation for our pre-kindergarten students this year (at least the first semester). Our transportation policy requires an adult to put the child on the bus and to remove the child. The social distancing requirements do not allow for this practice at this time.
In the letter you received about placement, you were told that your child’s teacher will contact you the week of August 10 to provide information about getting your child started in pre-kindergarten. Pre-K will start the week of August 31.
As a licensed early education program, we will follow strict guidelines for sanitation, cleaning, etc. If you’ve had a pre-kindergarten student before, things may look and feel a little different this year. Don't worry; we will guide you and your child through every step.
I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked through these challenging times. No matter what, you have our assurance that we will take very good care of your children and provide them with a top-notch pre-kindergarten experience. Please be in touch if you have questions or concerns.