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HUSD kindergarten open houses begin this week

Two kindergarten boys are pictured on the playground of a school in the Humboldt Unified School District. (HUSD/Courtesy)

Two kindergarten boys are pictured on the playground of a school in the Humboldt Unified School District. (HUSD/Courtesy)

As the 2017-18 school year comes down to the final stretch, with a little over nine weeks left to go, the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) is already looking ahead to next year. Starting this week, we will be holding our kindergarten open houses at all 6 district elementary schools. Kindergarten can be an intimidating experience for children as well as parents who are sending their kids to school for the first time. Everyone wants to know what to expect prior to the first day of school. There is certainly a transition period the first week of school, learning about rules and routines. Having some familiarity prior to the start of school can help ease apprehension among students and parents alike.

The open houses will give parents and guardians an opportunity to tour the school with their incoming student, meet the kindergarten teachers and the Principal, and get a sense of the daily routines and activities that kindergarten has to offer. This is a relaxed environment meant to ease fears and have questions answered. Granville’s Principal, Sara Schnoor, shares, “Kindergarten Open House is a wonderful opportunity for parents to visit the school campus, get a feel for the school, and learn valuable information about how the school can meet the needs of their child. There can definitely be some anxiety that comes along with this milestone of attending Kindergarten, but attending the event can lessen many of the concerns parents may have. When parents have information and are connected to the school community early on, this can have a really positive impact on their child during this transition to Kindergarten”.

All of the open houses will take place from 6:00-7:00pm on the following evenings. Coyote Springs Elementary and Lake Valley Elementary will hold their open houses on Monday March 19, Liberty Traditional will hold their open house on Tuesday March 20, Granville Elementary and Humboldt Elementary will hold their open houses on Wednesday March 21, and Mountain View Elementary will hold their open house on Thursday March 22. Information about the open houses and links to all of our schools are listed on the HUSD website- or you can call any of the school sites for further information. If you are unable to make it to your school’s open house, please call them and inquire about a tour. Be sure to like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding all of the great things happening at all of our schools. We hope to see new families and familiar faces at our Kindergarten Open Houses this week.

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