February 5-16, 2024
- Elementary School Assignments by Street Name
- Kindergarten Registration Packet
- Kindergarten Information Sessions Recording
Options: Half & Full Day Programs
The HPS half-day kindergarten program (3 hours, 5 minutes) is embedded in the full day program, with half-day kindergarten students finishing their day at the beginning of the lunch period.
Children attending half-day kindergarten participate in “morning meeting” each day to build their classroom community.
They are provided with daily mathematics and literacy instruction in both whole-class and small-group settings, where there is support from teachers, paraeducators, and parent volunteers.
Children also receive Tiered Reading/Math Instruction (additional individualized literacy and math learning activities) for 30 minutes/day.
All kindergarten children enjoy a morning snack and social time with their classroom peers and have recess on the playground with opportunities for dramatic and free-play.
All kindergarten students have the chance to attend school-wide activities, school community events and special celebrations multiple times throughout the year.
In addition to the activities included in the half-day program, students participating in the full-day kindergarten program (6 hours, 10 minutes) enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and have a second recess opportunity with the rest of the grade level.
In the afternoon, full-day K students have the opportunity to explore science concepts and social studies themes, as well as to participate in Buddy Centers. They may choose to engage in activities such as building with blocks and Legos, dramatic play in the house area, free art creation with various materials, technology exploration on the classroom iPads, or listening to books on tape.
Full-day K students will have one special subject each day. Kindergarten specialist classes include Art, Music, Library, Spanish, Computer Science, and Physical Education.