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We are pleased to welcome your child and family to School District 6! We are a large school district with schools in the communities of Sussex, Sussex Corner, Apohaqui, Norton, Belleisle, Hammond River, Hampton, Kingston, Rothesay, Quispamsis, and Kennebecasis Park.

Studies from across the country show the importance of parents being involved in their child's education. To support this, our Transition to School Program begins as soon as you register your child for kindergarten. Following registration, you have the opportunity to be involved in sessions with your child.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is transition?

Transition is a major life change. For young children, moving from preschool or home to kindergarten is one of the most significant transitions they will experience. It involves a change in place, new expectations, adjusting to a new peer group, and a new role as a student. But when parents, teachers, and school administrators work together, the process of transitioning operates more smoothly reducing the amount of stress experienced by the child.

How do we benefit from attending the sessions in the Transition to School Program in District 6?

You will receive valuable resources to use with your child, information regarding their school, access to programs and services provided by the district and community groups, and most importantly, your child will experience increased self-confidence, motivation about school, and openness to new experiences.

What parents had to say about the Transition to School Program (taken from fall 2009 survey):

*Very good!! Great to get the kids involved and familiar with the school.

*Thanks for a great program. You really succeeded in making the transition to kindergarten smooth and positive for our whole family.

*Great idea- the gradual introduction to school is a wonderful way to ease young children into the routine.

*This program is invaluable to parents and guardians.

*I loved the information sessions. They were very effective at preparing my child for school.

*My child is loving school. You did a wonderful job communicating and involving parents. Thank you.

*I think the entire program is excellent. Keep up the great work!

*The program was very helpful. My child felt like he was already a member of the school community before starting Kindergarten.

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