District News

ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN PILOT

Posted on: February 16, 2017

The Northwest Local School District is excited to announce that an all-day kindergarten pilot will be put in place in three schools beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

One classroom of 24 students at each of the three schools (Monfort Heights, Taylor and Welch) will be designated for all-day kindergarten. The program will be offered at no cost to parents. Students will be selected based on a lottery held on May 26, 2017. Students from the three identified schools must be fully registered by 4:00 p.m. on May 25, 2017 in order to participate in the lottery.

The district carefully examined enrollment numbers and space available in order to select pilot schools. The pilot will allow the district to examine schedules, teaching methods and curriculum needs related to all-day kindergarten as we prepare for full implementation of all-day kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

Kindergarten registration begins on March 1st. Please encourage families to register early if they are interested in participating in the pilot program.