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Full-day kindergarten approved in Round Lake

District to use closed school in Lake Villa

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

ROUND LAKE – The Round Lake Area Schools board has approved staffing that would support full-day kindergarten for the coming school year.

The full-day program, according to a news release, will have a number of benefits for students, including physical education, art, computer lab, music, library, and a reading and writing lab.

The Early Education Center, where kindergarten students have been taught, does not allow for the necessary programming for a full-day program because of space limitations, the release said. So in June, the board and Lake Villa School District 41 approved a 10-year lease agreement for kindergarten students and staff to use the recently closed Pleviak Elementary School, 131 McKinley Ave. in Lake Villa.

The student day would last from 8:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drop-off time and breakfast would be at 8 a.m. Dismissal would be at 2:50 p.m.

The district is planning public tours so that families of kindergarten students can see Pleviak. They first tours will depart at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 6 from the Early Education Center, 882 Nippersink Road in Round Lake.

The last tours will depart at 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Aug. 7 from Indian Hill Elementary School, 1920 N. Lotus Drive in Round Lake Heights.

Interpreters will be available. Call 847-270-9000 for more information.

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