Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Kindergarten Questions

Q:  What should we be working on at home to prepare for Kindergarten?

A:  Children come in at all areas of readiness and our staff is prepared to meet those needs.  Parents can help children work on identifying upper and lower case letters, as well as the letter sounds, to build future readers. Additionally, parents can help children count objects and identify numbers through ten as these are the initial stages of number sense.  These are not required expectations for Kindergarten but will help your children build confidence and help prepare them to be successful.

Specific information about the Kindergarten Curriculum and the PA Core Standards can be found on our website by clicking here.

Q:  What is the procedure if my child will be absent?

A:  Regular student attendance is a vital part of every child’s education. Because of the importance that daily attendance plays in the educational process of every child, the Department of Education and the schools of the Commonwealth are obligated to comply with state and federal requirements for student attendance and truancy.  Details about the CV attendance policy can be found on pages 4-6 of our Elementary Handbook by clicking here.

How can I get involved with the Winding Creek community?

A:  The Winding Creek PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is dedicated to enhancing the learning environment of our children and school community.  There will be activities and events throughout the year that will need parent volunteers.  Our Winding Creek PTO is in the process of forming and will communicate needs once established.  You can follow the development of the PTO on the website by clicking here.

How do I know what the academic calendar is and when vacation days and holidays are scheduled?

A:  The Cumberland Valley Board of Directors approves the academic school calendars approximately one year ahead of time.  The 2021-22 academic calendar can be found on the website by clicking here.

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