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Kindergarten Orientation

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Your child’s first day at school is around the corner!

Each May, HWDSB’s elementary schools welcome families and children to kindergarten. This is a great opportunity to connect with the kindergarten team and to learn more about the kindergarten program. In a normal year, kindergarten orientation events are an opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom. We are preparing digital supports and other outreach during this challenging time.

Kindergarten at HWDSB

A video tour of what happens during a typical kindergarten day at a school in HWDSB.

Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation

A narrated video based on the presentation we provide to elementary schools for their kindergarten orientation events.

Transition to School for Children Requiring Specialized Services

Children enter kindergarten with various needs and abilities. At registration, please complete the Tell Us About Your Child Form if your child requires specialized services or supports.

We want all children to have a positive and seamless transition to school.

Find out how HWDSB supports your student who requires specialized services or supports.

Also, consider attending our Transition to School Information Night for families of students who require specialized services.

Please also learn more in our Transition to School informational flyer. and in a narrated video (at right) to help families of children requiring specialized services, as they prepare for kindergarten. See the translated flyer below.

Social Story Book

A booklet about kindergarten that families can print and explore with their child.

Kindergarten Activity Book – English

Translations: Arabic; Chinese; Kurdish; Punjabi; Serbian; Somali; Spanish; Urdu; Vietnamese

 

Social Media Photo Sign

A sign that families can print and use for photos to celebrate a child’s first day at school.

 

Updated on Tuesday, January 04, 2022.
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