EAST WARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
435 Washington Avenue Downingtown, PA 19335
Office: 610-269-8282 FAX: 610-873-3440
Mr. Nicholas J. Argonish
TO: PARENTS OF 2012 - 2013 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
FR: NICHOLAS J. ARGONISH, PRINCIPAL
RE: ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO AM / PM CLASSES
In forming class lists for kindergarten, the balance of class size is the primary deciding factor to the assignment of
morning and afternoon classes. Creating classes that represent an equivalent balance of the school population
provides the best available insurance that the students will have equitable opportunities to benefit from this initial
experience in school. Many factors influence the selection of areas for morning and afternoon kindergarten:
the bus counts for transportation in morning or afternoon
available room assignments, etc.
Whenever possible, we attempt to assign students to a class by neighborhood. In this manner, students are able to
be in class with familiar playmates from their neighborhood. This also assists parents with organizing car pools and
after-school care arrangements.
Occasional exceptions need to be made to accommodate for the unique work schedules of parents. It has been
the past practice of the Downingtown Area School District to require that these requests are detailed in writing. In
keeping with this practice, please forward any specific requests in writing to the school office as soon as possible.
Requests will be filled in the order that the letters are received.
We cannot guarantee that all requests for a specific session of kindergarten will be honored.
Spaces will be filled in the order that the letter of requests are received.
In an attempt to identify ALL available options, please complete this form and include this with your kindergarten
Child's Name: _________________________________________
Parent's Name: _________________________________________
Daytime Phone: _________________________________________
Please check where appropriate:
[ ] I have no preference for session.
Please make assignment to balance classes and meet the greatest needs.
[ ] Prefer morning but can accommodate for afternoon session
[ ] Prefer afternoon but can accommodate for morning session
[ ] Must have morning session (a letter must follow - requests filled in the order of receipt of the letter )
[ ] Must have afternoon session (a letter must follow-requests filled in the order of receipt of the letter )
PLEASE NOTE: IN KEEPING WITH DISTRICT POLICY - YOU WILL NOT
RECEIVE AN ASSIGNMENT LETTER UNTIL THE SCHOOL RECEIVES
COMPLETE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS OR LEGAL WAIVER FOR YOUR