District-wide Full Day Kindergarten Starts this Fall

Music Teacher Karen Almquist gets the Central Howell kindergarten class singing moving and smiling during music time.

Music Teacher Karen Almquist gets the Central Howell kindergarten class singing moving and smiling during music time.

In September of this year, all SFSD Kindergarten classes will be full day thanks to funding from the Governor’s office.

“Our teachers are super excited because this is going to be great for our kids,” said SFSD Curriculum Director Linda Myers. “We’ll have the time we need to help them develop socially as well as academically and we’ll be able to offer more art, music, science and social studies.”

While the District team irons out the logistics, Myers asks that families be patient to get the details.

“We don’t have all of the specifics yet, so it will be very important for families to attend the Kindergarten Round-Ups in April and May where they will get all of the information they need to get their children off to a great start.”

According to Myers, full day kindergarten makes a huge difference in student success, both socially and academically.

“We’ve seen how well our students are doing with the full day Kindergarten the Scotts Mills team has put together and we’re excited to be able to offer it District-wide,” said Myers.