PETAL PRIMARY BLENDED PRE-K
22-23 Applications will be available starting February 1, 2022. Click Here
The Blended Pre-K Program is a free full-day program serving four year old students with and without disabilities Our students will participate in a variety of activities designed to stimulate social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth through planned learning experiences.
The Petal School District will employ two teachers, one general education teacher and one special education teacher, to support this blended Pre-K classroom. Both will have the necessary certifications and/or endorsements to serve preschool age children. These teachers will operate under a co-teaching model.
Petal Primary School will be accepting 20 students for the 2022-2023 school year. This preschool classroom will consist of 40-50% of students with disabilities. The other 50-60% of the students will represent the general education population of the classroom.
To qualify to apply for the Blended Pre-K Program, students must be four years old on or before September 1, 2022. All students must live with their parents/legal guardians within the boundaries of our district and meet all requirements for attendance in the Petal School District. All students wishing to attend this blended Pre-K classroom will be required to submit an application to attend. All students will be given an early learning screener to assess vocabulary and foundational skill knowledge. The general education students will be chosen based on a universal screener and ability to serve as peer models for students with disabilities. IEP committes will meet on each four each old with a current special education eligibility to determine which students would benefit from participation in the program and develop specific IEP goals based on the needs of the students.
Tessa Trimm, Principal
EARLY LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
The Petal Early Learning Collaborative includes a partnership between the Petal School District, Pearl River Valley Opportunity, and Petal Excel by Five. All classes serve eligible four-year-old children who reside in the Petal School District. Three classes (20 students in each class) are housed at C.H. Johnson Head Start at the Petal School District Center for Families and Children, and one class (20 students) is housed at Petal Primary School.
Parents/Guardians who will be registering for the first time must bring the following documents:
- Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate
- Copy of Income Verification (any of the following) W-2 or Income Tax Return– Signed statement from employer for wages earned– Signed statement or computer print-out from public agency for public assistance received -(TANF, Social Security, Child Support, V.A. Benefits, Etc)
- Family’s Insurance Information (if applicable)
- Copy of Child’s Medicaid Card (if applicable)
- Copy of Child’s CHIP Card (if applicable)
- Social Security numbers for all household members
- Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
Pearly River Valley Opportunity INC
Missy Hamilton-School Readiness Coordinator, The Coleman Center
DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED PREK
The Petal School District Special Services Department participates with the Mississippi Department of Education to identify, locate, and evaluate children through ages 21 who have health impairments or physical, mental, communicative, and/or emotional disabilities. The Special Services Department serves children ages 3-21 with identified disabilities through a continuum of services at each grade level and school. Currently the Special Services Department has a developmentally delayed preschool serving 3 and 4 year olds.
Meeting individual student needs is the goal for the Special Services Department.
EARLY CHILD FIND REFERRAL FORM
Special Services Office
617 South Main St. Petal, MS 39465