Kindergarten Online Survey
Hanover School Division is seeking input from parents/guardians regarding class scheduling for kindergarten students. Consideration is being given to changing the existing ‘half day – every day’ class schedule to a ‘full day – alternate day’ class schedule for the 2017/18 school year. This change, if implemented, would require kindergarten students to attend class for the full school day, on alternate days (example: school days 1, 3, 5, or 2, 4, 6).
At present, HSD schools in the Grunthal and Niverville catchment areas are operating on the full day – alternate day kindergarten schedule, and have been for a few years. Parental feedback to date has shown this to be a positive experience for children and their families within these communities.
The purpose of this survey is to provide parents/guardians within the Blumenort, Bothwell, Kleefeld, Landmark, Mitchell and Steinbach catchment areas, an opportunity to voice their interest in adopting a full day – alternate day kindergarten schedule.
There are varying educational opinions on whether full day kindergarten provides greater educational benefit than a half day schedule, and the cost to implement such a change is generally revenue neutral. Therefore, the primary rationale for considering such a change is to ensure kindergarten scheduling reflects the needs and preferences of the communities we serve. Such needs and preferences change over time, and it is our desire to be sensitive to those changes in the offering of educational programming.