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Kinder admissions - 08-09

Original post made by Kinder08Parent, Addison School, on May 4, 2008

Yesterday at the intersection of Embarcadero and Middlefield - on Walter Hayes's bulletin board, I noticed that they had a meeting during the upcoming week for the "incoming kinder parents".

I have not received any notification from the district regarding the placements (I bet us being in Addision - which is oversubscribed doesn't help either).

Trying to find out if there are others in the same boat as us - no notification from the school district? Is Walter Hayes under its kinder quota - meaning everyone going to Hayes is guaranteed to get in ?

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 4, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Last I heard, Walter Hays has 3 openings for kinders next year, Addison is adding a kinder class but is still over 5 kids and Duveneck is over 10.

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Posted by kinderparent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 9, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Palo Alto Mom,

Are you saying that Addison and Duveneck are both over enrolled even for parents who applied during the first priority registration period?

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 9, 2008 at 5:18 pm

At this stage in the school year, you should be able to get some information from your neighborhood school office as to placement for next year. If they don't know, they will be able to give you the name and number of someone at the District to give you this information.

If you are not getting this information, I suggest that all kinder parents start making a noise at the District. In this District it appears that the squeaky wheel gets the oil and those who squeak most get what they want. If our kinder parents are getting the no information treatment, then somebody should be asking why.

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 10, 2008 at 7:24 am

Yes, the overenrollment is first priority registration kinders. If your child is part of the overenrolled group, they may not know where you will be next year. Usually a number of kids "disappear" before the beginning of school - the go to private schools, move or decide to do another year of pre-k. I believe the schools or district was contacting parents to make sure their child was still coming next year.

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