want my child to attend a PLSD (Papillion-La Vista) District preschool. What are the criteria to attend preschool?
There are three ways a
child can be considered for a slot in a district preschool:
· If the
child qualifies for special education and their IEP (Individualized Education
Plan) or IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) team determines they need to
be placed in a PLSD preschool
child is “at-risk” due to certain factors (e.g. low birth weight, low
socio-economic status, family speaks English as a second language, significantly
child would be a good model for language, social/behavioral, self-help or motor
skills for the other children in the preschool classroom
child meets one of the three criteria…what do I need to do next?
on an IEP/IFSP will work with their educational team through the process.
- All other
children/families will need to complete the following steps:
- Attend a screening
in the spring (call Andi Arsenault at 402-514-3243 to schedule an appointment)
- Submit a
completed application packet (these forms are provided at the time the
appointment is confirmed or at the screening).
- If your
child is selected, you will need to submit their birth certificate,
immunization record and a current physical (these forms are required). Children will NOT be assigned a preschool
location until all required documents are provided.
- If you
need assistance with gathering these documents, district staff will be happy to
old does my child need to be in order to attend a District Preschool?
We invite your 4 year old child to
go through the developmental screening process (currently, children must be 4
years old on or before 7/31/13 to participate in the screening). If you
have concerns about the development of your child, they may be referred to the
early childhood team at any time REGARDLESS OF THEIR DATE OF BIRTH. Children with special needs may attend PLSD
at the discretion of the IEP/IFSP team, regardless of their age.
completed the screening process and my child meets the criteria for a preschool
slot. What happens next?
ALL eligible applicants (as
determined by the completion of the steps above) will have an EQUAL
opportunity to be selected.
Preschool/at-risk positions will be randomly selected from the
pool of eligible applicants.
Families will be notified by mail
of preschool selections no later than May 24th, 2013.
live outside of the PLSD boundary but would like to apply under the Learning
At this time, Omaha Metro Districts
are not accepting applications for preschool-age children to attend
school-sponsored programs outside of their attendance boundaries. Proof of residency in the PLSD attendance
area is required for consideration.
can I call if I have general questions about early childhood opportunities in
the Papillion-La Vista School District?
Kristy Feden, Early Childhood
Jane Byers, Director of Special
Or: The building Principal at your local