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Rockwood Families: Sign Up for Kindergarten Screening for Your Student

Rockwood Families: Sign Up for Kindergarten Screening for Your Student

If you are a Rockwood School District parent who has enrolled – or is planning to enroll – your student in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, now is the time to make your kindergarten screening appointment.

Kindergarten screening is a FREE, optional – but strongly encouraged – service offered to Rockwood residents that serves as one way to check your child’s ability to perform specific age-appropriate skills. Read below for more information about Rockwood kindergarten screening. 

What is kindergarten screening?

Rockwood uses the DIAL-4 (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) to assess across Motor, Concepts and Language domains. A self-help and social-emotional questionnaire to be completed by the parents is also included. All screenings include a health, hearing and vision assessment by our registered nurses.

A Rockwood student smiles while undergoing a vision test during kindergarten screening.

How do I sign up?

Once you have registered your child for kindergarten and your application has been approved, you will receive an email with directions and a school code. We use SignUpGenius as our scheduling tool. If you have any difficulty with the process, feel free to contact the Early Childhood Center at Clarkson Valley (636-891-6200).

NOTE: Please sign up on the first available date, if possible. As we get into later months, schedules are often filled. The screening team works a school-year schedule.

How can I prepare my child for screening?

There is no prep required, as this is not an entrance exam. Having a good breakfast and a good night’s sleep are beneficial, however. To help your child feel more comfortable with the routine on screening day, you might want to begin having a conversation about the expectations on the day of screening. Your child will separate from you, play some school games with one of the screeners and meet one of the Rockwood kindergarten teachers.

For more information about Rockwood kindergarten screening, please visit the Rockwood Early Childhood Education webpage or contact the Early Childhood Center at Clarkson Valley (636-891-6200). 

A Rockwood student and staff member smile during kindergarten screening.
A Rockwood student smiles as he works with blocks during kindergarten screening.

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