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PRESS RELEASE: MHUSD Finds Success with First Annual Kinder Roundup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2017

CONTACT: Kimberly Beare, 408-201-6024

Morgan Hill Unified School District held its First Annual Kindergarten Roundup on January 28th. With over 300 families in attendance, the event was a huge success for the District.

“We had a fantastic turnout and are pleased with the results,” said Superintendent Steve Betando about the Roundup. “Anytime you make big changes, there is a lot of uncertainty, but with the feedback we’ve already received and the number of families that came through we know it was the right decision and have already begun the planning process for next year.”

Along with picking up an enrollment packet, families were able to speak to school principals and teachers, have their child assessed for TK or Kinder readiness, register for a public library card, check out books, learn about YMCA programs, and much more.

“Our assessment tables were full from 9 to noon, and many parents also opted to assess their child at home,” Glen Webb, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment added. “It’s clear to us that parents want to know if their child is ready to enter the classroom and in what areas they may need additional help before the fall. With our new TK and Kindergarten Preparedness packets and online assessment, we are looking to give our parents all the help that we can to ensure that their child succeeds.”

Parents who attended the Roundup were able to pick up priority numbered enrollment packets for their school of residence. For parents who are unable to attend the Kindergarten Roundup, school sites will continue to distribute priority numbered Kinder and TK enrollment packets until the 27th of February. Completed priority packets must be returned to the school of residence on or before February 27 in order to maintain the priority numbering. All priority numbers will be void on February 28th. Packets turned in on or after February 28th will be date and time stamped and placed in the order they are received. Parents who wish to transfer their kindergartener from their school of residence into another school within MHUSD must first register their child at their school of residence. They will then need to complete an intradistrict transfer request form and bring it to the district office on or after April 6, 2017. The District will not be accepting transfer requests for kindergarten prior to this date.

Enrollment packets for 1st through 12th grades will become widely available on February 16, 2017, online (MHUSD.org), as well as, at all of our school campuses.

For more information on the registration process, please call our Enrollment Center at (408) 201-6030.

Thank you to the Morgan Hill Public Library, Second Harvest Food Bank, Foothill Community Health Center, YMCA, Child Development Centers, Santa Clara County Public Health and Rebekah Children’s Services for joining us Saturday morning.

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