Kindergarten Orientation


WELCOME TO COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOL!

As the opening of school for the 2020/21 school year is currently “fluid,” we will continually share information with you once plans are in place.

 Please stay tuned for updates!

Since we were unable to hold a traditional Kindergarten Orientation in the spring, kindergarten teacher Lisa Chadha
created the following video. We hoped to get this to you sooner but Isaias had other ideas.


COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOL
VIRTUAL KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION



MUST HAVES FOR THE FACE-TO-FACE
CMS KINDERGARTEN STUDENT!

  • FACE MASKS - it might be a good idea to have a few extras in your backpack.
  • FOLDER – a safe place to keep all important info and communications. 
  • BACKPACK – easy to manage independently
  • LUNCH BOX – clearly labeled with snack and/or lunch. Reusable containers highly encouraged!
  • ART SMOCK – for messy art days and crafts! Old oversized T-shirts work well.
  • BUS TAG – include your child’s name, bus number, bus stop, and emergency info. The tag is helpful even for pick-up kids in the first few weeks.
  • EXTRA CLOTHES – an extra set of clothes for emergencies in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag clearly labeled with your child’s name
  • CLOTHES/SHOES – rubber sole and Velcro sneakers that are easy to manage. Free moving clothing that allows for play.

PLEASE NOTE:

WE ENCOURAGE NEW PARENTS TO EXPLORE
Click Here:  NORWALK PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEBSITE 

THIS INFORMATIVE RESOURCE WILL PROVIDE:

  • UPDATES FROM THE DISTRICT REGARDING RE-OPENING PLANS, AS WELL AS RECORDINGS FROM PREVIOUS TOWN-HALL FORUMS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT.
  • THE 2020/21 SCHOOL CALENDAR. STARTING DATE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2020.
  • YOUR PARENT PORTAL
  • SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS AND INFORMATION ON SETTING UP AN ACCOUNT FOR YOUR CHILD, AND FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS.
  • BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULES (PUBLISHED IN LATE AUGUST).


BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE AT CMS

The YMCA of Norwalk School Age Child Care (SACC) program is designed to meet the needs of school-age children and the needs of their parents. Parents can be assured that their children are being well cared for in an enriching environment where the top priorities are safety, supervision and fun! YMCA School Age Programs are structured to offer activities that benefit children’s social, physical and educational development. Additional information including fees, hours, and registrations may be found at the following link:
http://www.norwalkymca.org/programs/school-aged-child-care/