Questions?

Please contact our office for assistance.

Jana Kullick
Manager of Pupil Accounting
KullickJS@midlandps.org(989) 923-5024

Transportation Open House
Incoming Kindergartener's COME TAKE A RIDE WITH US! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017 410 East Hines Street Free Rides Given 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Kindergarten


We offer a structured kindergarten curriculum that builds the foundation for future success. In kindergarten, our students see that learning is interesting, satisfying, challenging, and fun.

2017-18 Orientation Dates

Kindergarten orientation for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Tuesday, February 7 at the following times:

  • Adams Elementary School: 5:30 p.m.
  • Carpenter Elementary School: 5:30 p.m.
  • Chestnut Hill Elementary School: 5:30 p.m.
  • Eastlawn Elementary School: 5:30 p.m.
  • Plymouth Elementary School: 5:30 p.m.
  • Siebert Elementary School: 5:30 p.m.
  • Woodcrest Elementary School: 6:00 p.m.
How to Enroll

Contact your elementary school for an enrollment packet or click here to print one. Visit our schools web page for contact information. If you’re not sure where your child will attend, contact Jana at 923-5024 for assistance.

Please bring the following items with you when registering for Kindergarten or Young Fives Kindergarten:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of residency

Before the start of the school year, the following documents are also needed:

  • Proof of required immunizations
  • Hearing/vision screening report
Young Fives Kindergarten Program Only

The 2017-2018 Young Fives Kindergarten Programs will be located at:

  • Central Park Elementary: 1400 Rodd Street, Midland, MI
  • Plymouth Elementary School: 1105 East Sugnet Road, Midland, MI

Registration for the 2017-18 school year will be open from February 1 – April 30, 2017.   Enrollment packets can be found electronically here.  Enrollment packets can also be picked up from the Carpenter Street or Plymouth Elementary School front offices or from Jana Kullick at the MPS Administration Center located at 600 E. Carpenter Street in Midland.

For questions, please contact:

  • Registration: Jana Kullick, (989) 923-5024, kullickjs@midlandps.org
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  • Young Fives kindergarten program:  Jolene Laetz, (989) 923-5070, laetzja@midlandps.org
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  • General questions regarding K-5 programs:
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    • Adams Elementary:  (989) 923-6037 
    • Carpenter Street Elementary:  (989) 923-6411 
    • Chestnut Hill Elementary:  (989) 923-6634 
    • Eastlawn Elementary:  (989) 923-7112 
    • Plymouth Elementary:  (989) 923-7616 
    • Siebert Elementary:  (989) 923-7835 
    • Woodcrest Elementary:  (989) 923-7940 

Any parent needing MPS bus transportation for any address other than their permanent address is asked to visit the Transportation Department located at 410 Hines Street, Midland to fill out a waiver form as soon as possible. Please bring your drivers’ license with you to this visit.

Required:

Kindergarten Waiver Request (PDF version)

Kindergarten Waiver Request (Word version)

Young Fives Parent/Student Profile (PDF version)

Young Fives Parent/Student Profile (Word version)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Young Fives Kindergarten Program Frequently Asked Questions

Young 5’s Flyer

Solid curriculum

Our kindergarten learning activities are research-based. Our classrooms are nurturing, multi-sensory environments that support learning.

Teachers provide instruction in phonics, reading, writing, social studies, math, science, and communication. Through differentiated instruction, teachers provide academic experiences for a wide variety of student learning needs.

Kindergarten Curriculum Handbook

Highly Qualified Staff

We have an award-winning kindergarten staff. Eighty-eight percent of our kindergarten teachers have a master’s degree or beyond. All MPS teachers participate in continuing education and professional development.

Parent Involvement

We value parent participation through BRAVO!, our volunteer program. Visit the BRAVO! web site for more information.

Auxiliary Subjects

All kindergarten students receive Spanish, Physical Education, Art and Music instruction from a certified Kindergarten teacher.

Schools of Choice

Our district’s Schools of Choice guidelines allow parents to send their child to their neighborhood elementary school or to any other MPS elementary building based on available space.

Transportation to a non-neighborhood school is the responsibility of the parent.

Kindergarten Offerings by Building

The table below summarizes the kindergarten programs available at each school. For further details, please contact your elementary school.

School Instructional Time Before/After School Care

Adams Elementary 8:43 ” 3:44 On site through Camp Fire USA
Carpenter Street School 8:38 ” 3:36 On site through Camp Fire USA
Chestnut Hill Elementary 8:38 ” 3:34 On site through the Midland Community Center
Eastlawn Elementary 8:38 ” 3:36 At the Midland Community Center; students are escorted across the street
Plymouth Elementary 8:48 ” 3:44 On site through Camp Fire USA
Siebert Elementary 8:48 ” 3:49 On site through the Midland Community Center
Woodcrest Elementary 8:43 ” 3:44 On site through the Midland Community Center