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Old 03-21-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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We are likely moving to Dallas this summer. Not sure what neighborhood or location yet.

My son turns 5 in June and is ready for Kindergarden.

What is the process to get into kindergarden in "general" private or public? Are we going to be at a disadvantage because we are not moving until July and won't know where to enroll yet?

thank u
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Whenever u find the place u will be living, go to the public elementary you are zoned to and register him. There is no disadvantage for public school. Most schools are having their open houses in the next month or so, so the future kindergardeners can see what school will be like, but its not a requirement. just something to get them excited.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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Absolutely correct, My son had a good friend in Kindergarten up through part of 3rd grade (they moved) who moved in literally 3 days before classes started,. They went to the school, registered him, and everything was fine. Just make sure you have shot records, copy of birth certificate, and a utility bill or signed lease agreement to prove residency.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Just make sure you have shot records, copy of birth certificate, and a utility bill or signed lease agreement to prove residency.
good point!
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Plano
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I am in a similar boat in that I am moving with a kindergartner who will be in 1st grade in the fall. I will be in town in a little over a week for a bit to check things out - do you folks think it is worth my time to check out schools now while there will be kids in classes or just wait until we are moved this summer? (we will be in an apartment until August, but we plan on renting a house in the zone of our 'target school' prior to school starting in the fall.)
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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Check out schools now! If you have yet to make a decision see the schools in operation. Ha ng out after school and talk to parents. Attend a PTA meeting if you can. All of that will give you real useable information. Test scores, etc are next to meaningless. If you dont believe TAKS/STAAR is a good measure of a school.... well enough said. If you do, you have to parse the numbers so deeply to get meaning it becomes impossible. One subgroup blowing the test can crater a school's rating. It is beyond vital to get to the schools while they are running. We considered several school based on numbers, reputation, etc. If we had gone just on that we would have made a terrible mistake! By going to the schools, meting parents and teachers and getting a real feel for them we made a choice that worked well, and prepared our son for the vanguard he will be entering next year (which was a hard decision as it meant leaving the school we love.) I know I'm going on a bit, but I cannot over-stress how strongly I feel that a parent considering multiple schools, or moving based upon school choice - as we did - has to see the schools and talk to parents while they are going.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Plano
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I am on a somewhat limited time frame....our visit next week (over my sons spring break) is the only chance we will have prior to actually moving this summer. We will have a few months to hang out at parks (if it isn't five billion degrees at 8 am), splash parks, pools, etc., around the area and talk to parents as well. I am looking mostly at Lakewood, stonewall Jackson, Robert e lee, Hexter, and lipscomb. I am not ruling out the RISD portion of lake highlands, but right now (pending our visit) I really want to stay in the city.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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I am on a somewhat limited time frame....our visit next week (over my sons spring break) is the only chance we will have prior to actually moving this summer. We will have a few months to hang out at parks (if it isn't five billion degrees at 8 am), splash parks, pools, etc., around the area and talk to parents as well. I am looking mostly at Lakewood, stonewall Jackson, Robert e lee, Hexter, and lipscomb. I am not ruling out the RISD portion of lake highlands, but right now (pending our visit) I really want to stay in the city.

If it's a nice day, you would be welcome to chat with the parents who hang out after school on the Lipscomb playground off Lowell between Worth and Junius. We'll be there after 3:15. I find this is the best way to get information.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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Absolutely! Swing by Lipscomb one Afternoon and look for us.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Plano
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You asked for it lol
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