Incoming Kindergarten Family Information Night

Held virtually. Schools will communicate specifics to families directly.


Parents/guardians of incoming students are invited to attend a presentation by the kindergarten teachers, school nurse, PTO/PTA (Parent-Teacher Organization/Association) president, and school principal. You will learn about the school’s core values and culture, daily life in kindergarten classrooms, and how to get involved in the school’s PTO/PTA. Nuts and bolts information about state-mandated screenings and immunizations will be shared as well, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Kindergarten Open House



At this event, you and your child will meet school staff as well as other incoming kindergarteners and their parents. If possible, please leave younger siblings at home to make this a special time for you and your kindergarten child. 

Kindergarten Screenings

Will be held once students return in September.


All incoming kindergarteners participate in state-mandated screenings of visual, auditory, motor, and language skills as well as vision and hearing functions. Children are screened in small groups by a classroom teacher or by another qualified staff member. The process only takes about twenty minutes, and most children really enjoy the experience.

Wheels on the Bus

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:00pm (Little Theater at Westwood High School)


Led by Westwood’s School Resource Police Officer Brad Pindel, this information session gives students the chance to board a real school bus and learn about safe bus behavior. No pre-registration is required. Parents and their kindergartners can choose to attend either session.

Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 9:00am-11:00am

Welcome to Kindergarten Open House for students and parents/guardians at each elementary school.

Transition Day
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Transition Day school hours for all kindergarten students:

  • Deerfield School -- 8:25am-11:25am
  • Downey, Hanlon, Martha Jones, and Sheehan Schools -- 8:50am-11:50am


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