Registration

⊳ When can I register my student?

You can currently register online. If you student was in the LISD system last year, please call your previous campus for a snapcode. If your student is new to LISD, please call (903) 803-5000 to register.

For more information about registration please contact Dr. Jacqueline Burnett at (903) 803-5000.

⊳ What do I need to bring to register?

Parents should bring a photo ID, the student's birth certificate and Social Security card; current shot records; proof of address such as an electric bill, water bill or lease. Parents will also need to bring two recent paycheck stubs for Pre-K enrollment.

⊳ Do I need to register at the round up again if my child attended LISD last year?

No, if your child attended LISD in the past, you do not have to register them at the round up. You may go through the regular registration process.

⊳ If I missed the June 13 Pre-K and Kinder Round Up, where can I register?

All registration will be at the LISD Early Childhood Office at 510 Martin L. King Blvd.

⊳ What is the age range for students?

Your child must be 3,4, or 5 by Sept. 1, 2017 to attend.

⊳ Can I register with the school that is in my district and will it transfer?

No, all Pre-K and Kindergarten students will attend East Texas Montessori Prep Academy, with the exception of students zoned for Johnston-McQueen Elementary.

⊳ Do Pre-K PPCD student register during round up?

No, for more information about Pre-K student registration please contact Dr. Jacqueline Burnett (903) 803-5900.


 

Facility and First Week logistics

⊳ Will the Montessori Academy start the same day as Longview ISD students?

Yes, the first day of school is August 28.

⊳ How early can I drop my child off?

Drop off will start at 7 a.m. and the school day will begin 7:30 a.m. East Texas Montessori will dismiss at 2:55 p.m.

⊳ How long will drop off and pick up take?

Please keep in mind that all drop off and pick ups will take longer the first two weeks of school for all campuses until everyone is able to get a steady flow in place.

We ask everyone for patience in the first two weeks because pick and drop off will take longer than normal. Parents are allowed to walk in pick up their child if they do so BEFORE 2 p.m. if they have a doctor’s appointment. After this time, all staff will be dedicated to pick up and parents picking up their children will need to remain in their cars.

For the first three days of school, parents may walk their child in to help with their transition to a new school year. After the first three days, we ask that parents drop their student off through the drop off lines to ensure everyone’s safety.

There will two entrances; (1) from Eastman Road and (2) from Highway 80 each day at the same time.

Pickup Zone 1: Parents will enter from Eastman Road and they will follow the parent pick up lane in a serpentine manner around to the loading zone. These parents will exit the campus through Highway 80 using only right turns. Make sure you use the decel lane to exit the property.

Pickup Zone 2: Parents will enter from Highway 80 staying to the far right, merge onto the service road and follow the service road to the loading area. These parents will exit the campus via Eastman Road using only right turns.

⊳ How will pick up work?

East Texas Montessori Prep Academy’s dismissal procedure will use the Car Rider Pro automated student pick up system. This system is designed to streamline the pickup process for elementary schools when students are released at the end of the day. It utilizes discretely encoded vehicle tags that are assigned to each student in the Car Rider system and is cross referenced to parents or guardians that are responsible for their pickup after school each day. Car Rider Pro automatically detects each tag as it enters the pickup zone and identifies all students linked to that tag. In order for the system to read your tag it must be displayed on your rearview mirror. The system then displays each student’s name on a client computer display, in real time, in proper sequence with the vehicles in the pickup line. Encoded vehicle tags will be issued on meet the teacher night.

⊳ Arrival/Dismissal Times:

Drop off time for all students will begin at 7 a.m., using the same locations for pickup. Afternoon pickup will begin at 2:55 p.m. The Car Rider Pro system will read pickup tags daily starting at 1:30 p.m. DO NOT ARRIVE FOR PICKUP BEFORE 1:30 p.m. If parents or guardians arrive before 1:30 p.m., they will be asked to go to the end of the line at 1:30 p.m. so the Car Rider Pro system can read their tag.

⊳ When will I get my student’s tag for dismissal?

Each family will receive two tags for dismissal, that will be returned back to the district at the end of the school year. If a tag is misplaced, a replacement may be purchased for $5.

⊳ Will there be a dropoff and pickup map?

Yes, as soon as construction is finished and the dropoff and pickup logistics are planned there will be a map available on the Montessori section of the website and on LISD social media channels. The campus will also have the ability to streamline pickups by accessing an app on your smartphone which will alert our tablets that you are here to pick up your child. More details to come on “Back To School” night.

⊳ Will Longview ISD be adding School Zone signs and/or a School Zone light on Eastman or Hwy 80?

Not at this time. It was the recommendation of our partners at the city and TXDot that we do not need signs or light for now. School Zone signs and lights are meant to slow traffic down for pedestrians and there is no expected pedestrian traffic at this campus.

⊳ When will parent orientation and meet the teacher be?

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

⊳ When will I find out who my child’s teacher will be?

There will be a mail out that you will receive and also at “Back To School” night.

⊳ When can I tour the facility?

We are as anxious as you are to get in the new facility, but we want to make sure it is up to LISD standards. Because of this, all tours will be on “Back To School” night.

⊳ Is there after-hours care for 3- and 4-year-olds?

Yes, after the school day is complete, the 3- and 4-year-old classes will be after hours/daycare operations.

⊳ Will the times for the other campuses be adjusted to account for the high traffic at the Montessori campus?

Yes, LISD will make sure all the campuses have staggered times to accommodate for the traffic volume. The other LISD campuses will start dropoff at 7:15 a.m. and the school day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will end at 3:15 p.m.

⊳ What can we expect with the new campus?

The campus is built into communities, two playgrounds are enclosed for the safety of your student, learning gardens, and an outdoor classroom.

⊳ What type of security will the campus have?

We will have campus police and security cameras on-site. We will also have the RAPTOR identification system in place for check in and check outs. This is to ensure your student’s safety at all times. 

⊳ Will there be transportation?

Yes, we will have Montessori-only buses running. They will pick up and drop off as long as the student lives within the district.

 
Montessori educational philosophy

⊳ What kind of curriculum will be available?

It is a Montessori curriculum.

⊳ What is a Montessori school?

Montessori allows children to learn in a social environment that supports unique development of each child. No two children are alike in their respects to learning and this will help them progress. For example, if a child comes to the program already reading, we’re not going to make him learn his/her ABC’s all over again.

⊳ How do classrooms function?

Children learn to respect their work and they learn independence. The teachers guide the students first then return to see if those children have learned the lessons. Watching and reviewing the children in the classroom allows the teacher to better evaluate strengths and obstacles.

⊳ What is the daily schedule like?

We have our day mapped out like any other campus. We will have Montessori Learning Blocks, recesses, snack times, enrichment blocks and naps set aside for our students.

⊳ After the Montessori program, what can I expect from my student?

Not only will your student be exposed to reading and writing sooner, but they it allows LISD to build a global society one student at a time.

⊳ Will there be homework?

You will not see a lot of homework coming home. All the work is really done in the classroom. Main thing we need you to do with your student is read with them, let them read with you. Let them describe attributes of things they see when you are driving.

⊳ Will it be confusing for the ETX Montessori students once they transition to another campus?

LISD is moving toward a more individualized curriculum district-wide. The last couple weeks of the school year, we will work with your student to help them transition. In 2018-2019 school year, we will have a grade 1-8 Montessori campus because a grant.

⊳ Where will they attend after the Montessori Academy?

They will go to their zone school.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Dr. Jacqueline Burnett
Director of Early Childhood
jburnett@lisd.org
903-803-5900