Pitt Co. Schools implement district-wide staggered entry for kindergarteners

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Parents in Pitt County ,listen up!

If you have a child entering kindergarten 9 On Your Side has some information you need to know about.

In order to help ease the transition with kindergarten students, all Pitt County Schools will have a staggered entry for the first two days of school.

School officials say by having the staggered entry, it helps ease the transition for both teachers and students.

“It’s very overwhelming for a five year old whose never been in a school setting before to walk in that first day and if the room is full of other kids, that can be overwhelming,” said Travis Lewis, Pitt County Schools Director of Student Services.

One mother says she is happy about the staggered entry and thinks it will make her daughter’s transition easier.

“A way of easing into the routine especially for larger schools to not have all the kindergarteners start on the same day, I think it is good.” said Christie Martin, whose daughter will enter kindergarten this school year.

“It’s going to be so different going from a center with four classrooms to a school with 11 or 12 just kindergarten classrooms so it’s just a totally different routine,” Martin continued.

So here’s how it will work.

Monday, August 29th, will be the first day of school for all kindergarteners whose last names begins with “A” through “L.”

These students will not come to school on August 30th.

That’s because Tuesday all students whose last names begin with “M” through “Z” will be starting their first day.

These students will not come to school on the 29th.

On Wednesday, August 31st, all students will return to a normal schedule.

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