Welcome to Kindergarten!

It is our joy and privilege to welcome another group of Kindergarteners into our school community. We are so glad to have you, and can’t wait to get to know our newest Great Hearts Arlington scholars.

Information for New Families

We have compiled numerous resources you will find helpful in getting acquainted with your child’s new school at greatheartsarlington.org/newfamilies. Do be sure to pay it a visit to have all your questions answered.

NEW FAMILIES PAGE

When is Kindergarten Orientation/Meet the Teacher?

Kindergarten families should plan visit the campus during our special Kindergarten Orientation on Friday, August 5th from 6pm-7:30pm.

If you are unable to join us for Kinder Orientation, please join us during one of our two Meet the Teacher days (more information here.)

May I walk my student to class on the first day of school?

Our carline procedures make it unsafe for parents to get out and walk students into the school building. Allowing your child to hop out of the car in carline that morning and walk into his/her new school ready for a great day of learning is a gift, especially for children who may be inclined to suffer separation anxiety. We will have lots of teachers available outside and in our hallways to make sure our newest scholars are given a warm welcome and make it to the right place. Please do not park and walk your students in.

One thing some families have found helpful is coming to school before the first day and driving through the carline with your child to practice! You can also help your child to recognize the type and color of vehicle that will be picking them up each day so that they can tell our teachers and we can get them to the right car in the afternoon as quickly as possible.

Who will my child’s teacher be?

Families can expect a phone call and email from their child’s teacher during the week of August 1st-August 5th.

When do we pick up our carline placards?

We will have placards with your child’s name and carline number available for pickup at Kinder Orientation/Meet the Teacher.