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Welcome to kindergarten at Unity east!

If you have a child who will be joining us for Kindergarten in the fall, please complete the following survey. 

Information from the survey will allow us to contact you with Kindergarten information and add your child to our Kindergarten lists. Please contact the school office for any questions or concerns.


Kindergarten orientation meeting

We are glad to host an online Kindergarten Orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 6pm. Meet our teachers and staff and find out how you can help your child prepare for his or her first day as a Unity Rocket!

A link for the online meeting will be sent to all families who complete the new student survey. 


Registration

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will take place on August 3 & 4. Kindergarten students and their families are asked to visit the school to complete a kindergarten screening and registration paperwork.

Please visit the Kindergarten Registration page for updated information.

Kindergarten is open to students turning 5 by Sept. 1, 2021


KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS

A Kindergarten screening will be scheduled for each new student and will take place at registration. 

When registration information is set, a sign-up will be shared with parents/guardians to schedule their appointment.

At the screening, students are given basic assessments to determine their strengths by one of our Kindergarten teachers. These assessments include letter and number identification, letter sounds, and counting objects. The results help teachers plan their instruction at the start of the year based on each student’s needs.


MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Kindergarten students in Illinois are required to have a physical, eye, and dental exam. Parents or guardians should:

  • Schedule an appointment for a physical with their pediatrician. Take the physical exam form with you.
  • Schedule an eye exam with an eye doctor. Take the vision exam form with you.
  • Schedule a dental appointment with their dentist. Take the dental exam form with you.

The physical and eye exam are due on the first day of school


BIRTH CERTIFICATES

New students are required to have a birth certificate on file with the school. If you do not already have a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, obtain a certified copy from the County Clerk's Office, located at 1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana.


KINDERGARTEN CONFERENCES

Each year we dedicate the first two days of school to Kindergarten Conferences. Parents will sign up for a 20-min conference that allows them and their child an opportunity to meet the teacher, tour the classroom, and get acquainted before students attend their first day of school. Parents and guardians will sign up for a conference at registration.

Kindergarten conferences are scheduled for August 18 & 19, 2021.

The first day of school for Kindergarten students is Friday, August 20, 2021.