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Pre-K Bilingual Program Changes to Half Days for 2010 -2011 School Year

Tyler ISD offers Pre-K programs at three locations.  Beginning with the 2010 - 2011 School Year, Half-day Bilingual classes will be offered at Bonner and Douglas elementary schools.  Half-day English classes will continue to be offered at Owens Elementary School. 

What is the purpose of the Pre-K Program?

To develop skills necessary for success in the regular public school curriculum, including language, mathematics and social skills.  Pre-K is not daycare; students will be engaged and learning in a classroom setting.

Is my child eligible?

To be eligible for the district Pre-K Program a child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010. The child is eligible for enrollment in the Pre-K program if he/she meets any
or all of the following criteria:

• The child is limited English proficient (LEP),
• The child is educationally disadvantaged*,
• The family meets the criteria of "homeless", 
• The child of an active duty member of the armed forces,
• The child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while
   serving on active duty,
• The child is or has been in foster care

*If qualifying by income, documentation of all sources of income for all members of the household must be submitted.

How do I enroll my child?

You will enroll your child at the campus they are to attend.  When enrolling, parents must bring proof of residency, the child’s original birth certificate, social security card and immunization records to the school.  Proof of all income sources must also be submitted for those eligible under the "educationally disadvantaged" criteria.

Registration Dates and Times:

Registration will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis at Owens Elementary School.  Registration for bilingual Pre-K at Bonner and Douglas Elementary Schools is accepted on a "space available" basis from April 12 to May 21, 2010.  Please contact the school to register your child.

What are the hours of attendance for my child?

Bonner and Douglas Elementary Schools:

Morning Session:
7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.        Breakfast
8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.      Pre-kindergarten classroom instruction
10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.    Dismissal/Students will be picked up

Afternoon Session:
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.    Lunch
12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.      Pre-kindergarten classroom instruction
2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.       Dismissal/Students will be picked up

Owens Elementary: 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Children must be on campus by 7:30 a.m. to eat breakfast or by 11:30 a.m. to eat lunch at Owens Elementary.

Can my child ride the school bus?

Transportation is not provided for Pre-K students.  It is the parent's responsibility to drop off and pick up their child each day.

Other Questions?

For Owens: Please contact the Office of Elementary Education at 903.262.1008.

For Bonner and Douglas: Please contact the Office of Bilingual Education at 903.262.3183.



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