2024-2025 Kate Shepard Special Education Peer Model Preschool Application

Kate Shepard's Special Education Peer Model Preschool Application is now available for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications will be accepted February 19-March 4.

This program costs approximately $240/month paid in one lump sum at the beginning of each month. To be eligible as a peer model for the program a student must:
-Be 4 years old on or before September 1st
-NOT have an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
-Reside in Shepard Elementary school zone
-Be fully potty-trained
-Have developmentally appropriate language and social skills.
-Have a completed application on file
-Attend the Pre-K screening after contacted by school personnel
Students are chosen for the peer model program based on development. We need students who will be great role models for other students.
Face-to-face appointments will be set for eligible students to be screened for our program after March 8, 2024. We will call those who are eligible to set up a screening appointment by March 8th. Students chosen for the program will be notified by mail. Applicants who are eligible for screening will need to complete a Peer Model Application form at the screening date/time.
The application can be found at https://forms.gle/Y2PqHjSSQEHRYvHD6.

School Schedule

School Hours

6:30 - 7:45 a.m. ..........Before School Program

7:45 a.m. ....................Duty Personnel report to assigned areas, 1st bell rings

7:45 - 8:00 a.m...............Breakfast served in classrooms

8:00 a.m. ....................Breakfast ends

8:10 a.m. ...................Tardy Bell, late students must be signed in by a parent

2:45 p.m. ....................Dismissal of Regional School Students and PreSchool Students

3:00 p.m. ....................Dismissal

5:30 p.m. ....................After-school Program Closed

(Afterschool program is subject to change during early dismissal days.)

Teachers reserve early mornings for planning. Students are not permitted in the building before 7:45 a.m.

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We must all show LOVE, kindness, and compassion to others.  

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