Congratulations! Parents, teachers, and children have completed the summer, and the first day of the new school year 2013 is finally here. This is especially an important day for parents of kindergartners. There is so much for parents of kindergartners to learn in the first week. Most parents attended an open-house and orientation for your young student within the past few weeks. This first week is a great time to visit your school's website to become familiar with all of the information that it has to offer.
Gulf Gate Elementary in Sarasota is a great example of what each individual school in the district offers on its website. Gulf Gate Elementary is a K-5 school, and young students here are assured of a quality elementary school. Busy parents may log on to their website to find information about the dress code, lunch menus, and the required school supply list. The 2013-2014 Student Handbook is also available for busy parents to read online. Parents who have just moved to Sarasota will be especially interested in accessing your child's school website for information.
The Need Help? section of your child's school website is of special interest. Parents who have specific questions or concerns have the opportunity to select a staff member who will be best able to answer a question or concern. The monthly calendar is also available online for quick references.
Gulf Gate Elementary is located at 6500 South Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota. Each address for your child's school is accessible on the Sarasota County Schools website.
Check out your child's school's website today and start the first week with all of the information that you need. If your school district has added longer school days this year, you will want to watch the included video to find out from professionals that a longer school day is actually beneficial. After-school activities give your child an extra incentive to attend school.
Have a great year!