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Kindergarten Welcome Letter

Dear Kindergarten Parent/Guardian,



On behalf of the Whitehall staff, I would like to welcome you and your child to the Whitehall Elementary School family! We are very excited to meet you and your child and we trust that you both will have an enjoyable kindergarten experience at our school. 


There are many emotions that you may be experiencing as you gear up for the upcoming school year. You may be uncertain of your child’s readiness as they begin their educational journey. Our staff will be happy to share expectations and answer any questions to ensure academic success, and prepare your child for the fast-paced demanding rigors of school. Our goal is for every student to reach their developmental potential by building a strong academic foundation.


On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 10:00 am. - 11:30 am., you and your kindergartner are invited to attend a parent/guardian/student orientation. The purpose of this orientation is to give both student and parent/guardian an opportunity to meet the teacher and become familiar with the classroom routines in an informal atmosphere. You will also receive important general information and have the opportunity to ask additional questions that you may have. 


On Monday, August 29, 2022, students will begin their regular kindergarten day. The school day begins at 9:05 AM and ends at 3:20 PM. Children who walk or are driven by car can begin arriving at 8:45 AM in our car line. 


We are eager to meet you and your child and have you as part of the Whitehall Elementary School family. There will also be a translator present during the information sessions and to help out in the classrooms. In the meantime, please feel free to keep up with summer activities and resources located on the Whitehall website. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to meeting you soon! 




Dr. Rachel Kirksey, Principal
Whitehall Elementary School