Application for Dos Caminos




2017 Application Timeline

DatesSpring Registration for September 2017

February 16th

Parent Information Meeting

MAS All-Purpose Room

9:15 am – 10:15 am

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Application’s available at this meeting

Open House Sign-Up at meeting or via email:

kalmeyda@mamkschools.org

February 27th -

March 3rd

Open House Visits (9:00-10:00 am)

Email kalmeyda@mamkschools.org to schedule.

March 8th

Applications Due
Review of applications by Dos Caminos team

March 20th -

March 31st

Screenings – English KLST (Speech Department)
Spanish KLST (Spanish ZoneTeachers)

April 18th -

April 26th

Dos Caminos team to review screening results

April 28th

Lottery Held at District Office

May 5th

Deadline for Acceptance

May 10th

MAS informs Chatsworth Avenue, Murray Avenue and Central schools

May 16th

District-Wide Kindergarten Orientation




Spring Registration Timeline Details

Parent Information Meeting

A presentation run by District Administrators and Dos Caminos Teachers that will provide parents with more information regarding Dual-Language research, details regarding program implementation here in Mamaroneck, along with an opportunity to ask questions.

Open House Visits

An opportunity for parents to briefly observe in each of our Dos Caminos classes K-3. The goal of these visits is for parents to see the dual-language learning in action in both English and Spanish Zones, and for both English and Spanish dominant students.

Dos Caminos Applications

Once you have attended the Information Meeting and participated in Open House visits you will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have your child screened, and participate in the lottery. If you hand your application in after the deadline please note that you will not be part of the lottery, but will be placed on the Wait List.

Dos Caminos Screenings

All children entering Kindergarten in the Mamaroneck School District receive a full screening by the Nurse (hearing and vision) and Speech Department. Dos Caminos applicants receive an extra speech screening by the ENL Department in Spanish only if they are Spanish dominant.

Dos Caminos Lottery

Applicant names will be put in two categories-Spanish Dominant and English Dominant. Applicants will also be divided in the lottery by school zones-an equal ratio of students will be pulled in the lottery from each of the other 4 elementary schools. 48 names will be pulled in total-24 English-dominant and 24 Spanish-dominant. Once the initial 48 names are pulled in the initial lottery the remaining names will be selected for the Wait List in the order in which they are pulled. In the event that an applicant pulled in the lottery declines his/her spot, the next applicant on the Wait List will be contacted. This would be based on language-dominance. If an English-dominant applicant declines, we would call the next name on the English-dominant Wait List. The same would go for a Spanish-dominant applicant. If we do not hear from an applicant by the deadline we will call the next person on the Wait List.

Deadline for Acceptance

If an applicant declines his/her spot, the applicants from the Wait List need to be given ample time to make a decision. We therefore cannot give more time for a decision than is allotted for on the timeline. Please note that we will make three attempts to contact anyone pulled in the lottery. We will use all forms of communication listed on the application. If we are unable to contact you after three attempts, we will call the next person on the Wait List.

Informing Other Schools

If you are zoned for Chatsworth, Murray or Central and you are accepted into the program we will let your home school know so your child can be registered at MAS.

Kindergarten Orientation

This orientation is for ALL incoming Kindergarten parents. If you are accepted into the program you will attend orientation at MAS. If you are not accepted into the program and are zoned for one of the other three elementary schools, you will attend orientation there.




Contact Information

Dos Caminos Liaison

KRISTIE ALMEYDA
Dual Language Program Liaison

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