Strong Beginnings is an assessment that occurs early in September for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. On September 15 and September 18, 2017, children will attend school by appointment for approximately 60 minutes to participate in assessment activities. The appointments on these days replace regular classes. This is an opportunity for teachers to extend and consolidate their understanding of each child in order to plan for instruction. This, in turn, will effectively address unique learning needs as early as possible in the new school year.