Hope you are all safe and healthy, coping through these unprecedented times. We wanted to provide an update ahead of the upcoming Tamil Kalvi school year 2022 – 2023. Considering the business back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, SoCal Tamil Kalvi will be offering in person classes almost after 2 years starting this academic year. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions section in this document for more information.
In addition to that, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the team members in each center.
Please see flyer above for more information.
To access registration guide, FAQ’s, skip grade evaluation details and application and volunteer information click on the individual tabs above or below.
- What kind of classes will be offered for this academic year?
This academic year, we are getting back to our regular classrooms and conduct only in person classes across all centers. We will follow the CA state and local school district policies while going back to the traditional classrooms. Please contact your center Admin / Principal for the physical address of your school location as there are changes to physical location starting this year.
- When does Tamil kalvi start?
In-person classes will start on 8/26/2022. 9/2/2022 is a holiday weekend.
School Calendar: https://www.catamilacademy.org/SocalTamilSchool.html
- How can I register my kids? How will I pick up books?
Registration is now open. Please follow the detailed instructions in this document for registrations. Like last year, you can complete registration on the CTA website and fill-in a google form Medical release waiver. You can pay the fees using STRIPE (Master and Visa Credit cards). Then, we will organize days where you can pick up books from our school locations, which would be either on the Orientation Day or the first day of the academic year.
- How much is the school fee?
Given the economic conditions and inflation, we have taken various measures to lower our costs and will pass on all those savings as reduced fees to the parents. The fees will be $230 across all grades. Please note these savings and low fees are only for this year.
- Will we continue to use the TEAMS and / or Google classroom even after going in-person?
Unlike last year, we will NOT continue with Microsoft Teams for meetings and Google classroom for homework and class tests, since we are back to normal and going to meet in person. We will not be able to provide you any technical support to use TEAMS or Google classroom this year. An exception would be Irvine location where the admins had decided to continue using Google Classroom for homework submissions. Recurring students from Irvine will have to make sure their Google classroom login works. New students at Irvine are requested to contact your principal / admin to get the Google account setup.
- How will the Skip Grade and Evaluation test work?
We plan to conduct Skip Grade and Evaluation tests either in-person or using a video conference with the supervision of our volunteers. The approach would change for each center. Please look out for further updates for your center Admin / Principal.
- What steps are taken to make in person classes work better?
Given the current circumstances, our volunteers would not allow parents beyond a certain boundary and students will be taken to their respective classes by our volunteers. Students are expected to maintain social distancing and wear masks whenever appropriate during the class. Safety and Security officers will be positioned at each center who will reach out to you with further details pertaining to your specific location.
- Who will be assigned as a teacher to my child?
We are in early stages and teacher-class assignments haven’t been done yet. We ask that you be flexible to work with the class and teacher that we assign.
We need a lot of teachers and admin volunteers. For volunteering, kindly reach out to our center point of contact who are listed on the flyer.
We need a lot of teachers and admin volunteers. Please kindly volunteer using the form below:
CLICK HERE FOR EVALUATION FORM
Socal Tamil Kalvi 2022 – 2023: Application for Skip-grade evaluation test
Please complete this for to apply for Skip-grade evaluation test.
What is Skip-grade evaluation?
If your son or daughter is studying in SocalTamil Kalvi and wishes to skip a grade (example, move from 3rd grade to 5th grade), they would go through this evaluation process.
We strongly recommend that kids go through a regular promotion cycle, but you may wish to apply for skip grade evaluation, if your kid is ahead of the next grade in terms of age and Tamil language proficiency.
Who is eligible for the Skip-grade evaluation?
Returning Students who scored 80 or above on the Final Report Card Total for the current 2021 – 2022 school year.
Meet the minimum age requirement. See Minimum Age Chart.
Note: Mazhalai classes are not eligible for Skip-grade.
How do I apply for Skip-grade evaluation?
If your kid meets the above criteria, please apply using the online application form below.
Your application will be processed and you will get an approval email. Please do not start your kids on the skip test preparation without this email approval.
Got it. What next?
We will schedule the skip-grade evaluation test before the new 2022 – 2023 School year starts. The test will focus on the grade that they are going to skip (eg: if your kid is going from 3rd grade to 5th grade, the test will be on the 4th grade syllabus).
If your son or daughter scores 80 or above in the evaluation test, they will skip a grade to be moved to the next grade.
How do I know my kid’s Final Report Card Total?
Parents would have received / will receive an email in May 2022 (or early June 2022) when the school year ended.
What is the minimum age requirement? Cut off date September 1st, 2022
From Grade 1 To Grade 3, Minimum age is 8
From Grade 2 To Grade 4, Minimum age is 9
From Grade 3 To Grade 5, Minimum age is 10
From Grade 4 To Grade 6, Minimum age is 11
From Grade 5 To Grade 7, Minimum age is 12
From Grade 6 To Grade 8, Minimum age is 13
Please note: if your application is accepted for evaluation test, you will be notified by email. This application is only to appear for the test and it DOES NOT guarantee the availability on the next grade.
Irvine: Muthu (310) 627 – 7987
Eastvale: Vishnu (818) 404 – 6672
Brea: Babu Rajan (714) 213 – 2318