Clinton-Massie all-day kindergarten lottery underway

By Diana Miller - For The News Journal

Some current Clinton-Massie kindergarten students have fun learning.

Courtesy photo

CLARKSVILLE — An “All-Day Kindergarten Lottery” is underway at Clinton-Massie Elementary School, which will offer one session of all-day kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, March 31.

“We are excited to offer this at no cost to the district,” said CMES Principal Jennifer Updike. “The lottery is the first step in the process to identify the students that will be given the opportunity to attend all-day kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year as part of the district’s pilot program.”

The purpose of the program is to offer an extended day program for 50 percent of the students in academic need and the other 50 percent would be typical peers.

The extended day or all-day kindergarten program will be a similar model or structure to CMES’ in-house pre-school program.

A lottery will take place on Friday, June 2, with family notification being made no later than June 9. Notification will be made via mail as to whether a child has been accepted or placed on a waiting list.

According to Updike, the following information will guide parents in the lottery registration process:

• All students must be five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017 to attend kindergarten per CMLSD Board Policy.

• Students must have normal school registration completed by March 31, or they will lose their slot.

• Each family may complete only one online lottery application. Families with multiple kindergarten students will complete one online application including the names of all prospective students. This online application will create individual lottery entries for each child.

• Families without internet access may register online at their child’s home school or any regular school day at the elementary office through March 31 during school hours.

• The online application can be found at .

Should you have questions regarding registration, please contact the central office by calling 937-289-2471, ext. 1402.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools. photo

Some current Clinton-Massie kindergarten students have fun learning. current Clinton-Massie kindergarten students have fun learning. Courtesy photo

By Diana Miller

For The News Journal