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PreK Staggered Start Info

A Note from Principal Brawley:

Greetings Shepherd ECE Families,

This communication is a friendly reminder that all Shepherd PreK classes will have a staggered start next week as follows:

  • Students whose last names begin with A-K start school on Thursday, August 23rd
  • Students whose last names begin with L-Z start school on Friday, August 24th

At Shepherd, our ECE professionals prioritize students' emotional safety as they transition to school--many for the first time. The staggered start allows staff to ease the transition in the following ways:

  • Students are able to receive more one-on-one support, especially for those with separation anxiety
  • Students have an opportunity to learn procedures more efficiently
  • Students are more settled for the first full week of school
  • Home visits conducted on Monday, 8/20 – Wednesday, 8/22 allow teachers to begin to build relationships with students and their families outside of school prior to their first day.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

We are extremely excited to launch the 2018-19 school year and we look forward to seeing both you and your Shepherd PreK student/s next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jade L. Brawley