Welcome to kindergarten!
If you have not received a Kindergarten packet, please fill out the Preschool Census Form and return it to Bradt School. Forms may be dropped off or mailed to 2719 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, NY 12303.
Prekindergarten Common Core Standards
As standards and expectations have changed over the years for students in grades K-12, so have those for prekindergarten students. We are providing an abbreviated version of the national common core curriculum standards for prekindergarten students, which have been adopted by school districts across New York State, along with example activities parents can do with their child(ren) to reinforce these concepts and skills. Download information
Reading with your child: Preparation for school
The best way to prepare your child for kindergarten is to read with him or her on a daily basis. Bradt Primary School offers the 1,000 Book Child Project to help jumpstart a child’s love of reading. Read more here. Bradt also encourages parents to use the Kindergarten Tool Kits, which will be distributed to parents at the Kindergarten Screening appointment.
Tips for preparing your child for kindergarten
Kindergarten is an exciting time! Since you are your child’s first and most important teacher, you might be wondering about the kinds of activities you could be doing at home to help your child get off to a great start in kindergarten. This information has been prepared as a source of suggestions and ideas. Make your time exploring these activities fun and engaging. Happy learning! View tips
Kindergarten registration packets are mailed on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to families of students in our database who are eligible to attend kindergarten the next school year.
- Kindergarten daytime registration: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 20, 2021
- Kindergarten daytime registration: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 21, 2021
- Kindergarten evening registration: 5 to 7:30 p.m., April 21, 2021
- Kindergarten parent orientation: 6 to 7 p.m., April 28, 2021
- Kindergarten registration paperwork due: May 7, 2021
- Kindergarten screening (by appointment), May 17 to 25, 2021
Kindergarten packets must be filled out completely in order for a child to be fully registered for Kindergarten. Please note that the residency documents are required even if you have a child already attending school in our district. Acceptable forms of proofs of residency for Mohonasen Central School District can be found here. To be clear, you must include current immunizations and physicals with your registration packet. Packets should only include copies of important documents, not the originals.
After the May 7, 2021, deadline, completed registration packets may be turned in in one of the following three ways:
1: Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2: Faxed to 518.356.8247
3: Dropped off at the district office located behind the high school pool, 2072 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
Once your registration is complete and all paperwork is received by the school, you will receive a call to set up your child’s screening appointment and complete additional forms as needed.
The main office is currently in the process of accepting mail in or drop off registration packets. The Kindergarten screening appointments will be made for in-person drop off on our daytime and evening nights. If you choose to mail in packets, you will be notified after the in-person registration is complete by telephone. If you would like more information about the DIAL screening, please be sure to visit the KDG Parent Orientation “virtual” presentation. The presentation link will be available on the website by Wednesday, April 28. We will also be sending out written notification to confirm the screening appointments in the beginning of May and to also provide you with specific information related to health and safety measures the school will be taking during the KDG screening process. If you need any assistance or have questions please contact Bradt’s Main office at 518.356.8401 anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have made an appointment and need to make a change due to illness or such, please be sure to contact Bradt ASAP.
Parents who have not already filled out a Preschool Census Form should do so as soon as possible. It should be completed and returned to Bradt Primary School as soon as possible to ensure that registration materials are sent to you.
If you have any questions regarding age or residency documentation, please call 518.356.8401.
Parents who have chosen not to send their child to school for next year, or who are planning to enroll their child in a non-public school, are asked to please notify Bradt school at 518.356.8401 as soon as possible. For more details regarding your child’s kindergarten screening results, please see this document: Kindergarten Screening Results Letter.