Kindergarten Assessments for 2020-2021 School Year

Welcome to MCA!!!  We are so happy you’ve chosen to come to our school in this wonderful adventure of educating your child.  Be sure to scroll all the way down so you can share our “What Do We Look Like?” presentation with your child!

 

Happy Summer!  We are very excited to tell you that we can now schedule our assessments for the coming year.  We will be conducting the assessments very safely, and that you’ll see that our warmth still shines though, even though our actual smiles might be covered.  Before we give you instructions and information about the assessments however, please know that we care about our families.  While the information we gather during these assessments is valuable and we would love the chance to sit down with our rising kindergarteners, we also know that this is a challenging time, and families must make safety decisions. If you wish to decline participating in an assessment, feel free to let us know. This does not mean that your child will lose his/her seat in kindergarten. Your child will have a seat in kindergarten and be placed on a class roster even if he/she does not come for an assessment.
Assessments will be given Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14, and Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, on campus in our beautiful and spacious atrium, which is the round glass building you see at the end of the building nearest the upper school gymnasium.
                                Please call the school to schedule an assessment.  336.789.7570
Thank you so much to those of you that have already submitted your enrollment information.  If you have not yet done so, please bring the following to your child’s assessment:
                    – Enrollment Information Packet
                    –  a copy of your child’s birth certificate
                   –  a copy of your child’s immunization record
As always at MCA, your child’s health and safety is our number one concern. During the assessment, we will practice safe social distancing, and all MCA faculty and staff will wear face coverings.  Pencils, scissors, and other manipulatives that may be used during the assessment will be sanitized before your child’s use.
Additionally, here is a short slide presentation for you to share with your child called “What do we look like?”  In this presentation, you’ll see pictures of our kindergarten teachers and our speech language pathologist with and without their masks, and photos of the area where the assessments will be conducted.  There is even a classroom photo!  Hopefully this will help reduce any “tummy butterflies” that your child might be experiencing.