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Welcome Cerritos 20-21 Kindergartners

Dear 2020-2021 Cerritos Kindergarten Parents,

It is almost time for your child to come to Kindergarten and we would like to extend a warm welcome to both our new and returning Cerritos families! There is an exciting year awaiting, designed to promote and enhance your child’s growth and development.  This very important year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe, and challenging.

With the start of the new school year soon upon us, you may have many questions. We encourage you to view the Cerritos Welcome Guide to get familiar with our school.  Below is some initial helpful information to help you Be Proactive® and Begin With the End in Mind® for the new school year. 

Even though we do not know exactly what the start of the school year will look like yet,  we wanted to reach out and ask you to complete a child information form to help us get to know your child and to assist us with class placement.  Included below is some additional information to help get the ball rolling for the new year. 

Kindergarten Screening:
In an effort to be proactive and get to know your child before the school year begins, we plan to hold informal 1:1 evaluations with one of our teachers. During this time, we will give a short academic assessment and interview. Our hope it that we will be able to hold kindergarten screenings either in person or virtually later this summer.  Once we have the details for those sessions we will communicate information to our families.

School Supplies:
If you would like to save yourself time and avoid the back to school shopping rush, you can order a school supply kit for next year online.  The deadline to order is June 7, 2020. Supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom in July. Go to and enter the school ID, KYR000.  If you prefer to purchase supplies from local retailers, please use the supply list on the Cerritos website.

Our kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Murray, Ms. Brown, Ms. Nachazel, look forward to meeting your child and beginning the wonderful journey of growth and adventure that is kindergarten.  I look forward to meeting our new group of Roadrunners as they join our Cerritos community this fall. 

We hope you enjoy Sharpening the Saw®  as a family this summer but stay tuned…additional information will be emailed in July! Future communications will include information on first day of school procedures, school lunches, transportation/bus route information, and important health office/medication procedures.


Amy Gingell, Principal