Kindergarten Orientation FAQ
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Where will my child attend school?
- Almost all students attend school at their neighborhood school based on the student’s home address or by request to a different school
- To locate your school of residence, please view our Boundary Map webpage.
- On some occasions, students may attend a school other than their neighborhood school for one of the following reasons:
- Space and availability
- Special program needs of the student (the program needed for a student may not be at their neighborhood school)
- Parent makes a transfer request to attend a different school
When is the first day of school for kindergarten?
- First day of kindergarten instruction is Friday, Sept. 10.
- First three days of the school year (Sept. 7, 8, and 9) are reserved for Parent-Teacher-Student conferences and to visit the school building.
When and where do I enroll my child for kindergarten?
- Online enrollment begins Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m.
What documents do I need to enroll my child online?
- Birth certificate
- Verification of address
- Immunization records
- Medical information (health conditions, list of medications needed at school, etc.)
Are there welcome to school events?
- Watch your email and check school websites for “Welcome to School” events
- Check U.S. mail in August for your letter with teacher assignment and conference time
What’s the school schedule and calendar?
The following information is from the 2020-21 school year and has not been updated for next year.
- Mondays are “early release days” so the student schedule is 9:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
- Tuesday through Friday the student schedule is 9:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
- Kindergarten students have no school the first three days of the school year so teachers have time to meet and conference with every family
- There are also days for parent-teacher conferences in October and February
What is kindergarten readiness screening?
- A series of activities to place students and make sure we’re meeting their needs
- Each school offers at least two days of screening in April/May
- Sign-up for your time slot during registration:
Broad View TBD
Crescent Harbor TBD
Oak Harbor TBD
Olympic View TBD
- Typically, 45 children are selected to attend a three-week “Jumpstart to Kindergarten” in August based on their screening results
What are some of the special programs offered?
- Reading & math assistance
- Special Education
- Speech & language assistance
- Occupational & physical therapy
- Social & emotional assistance
- English Language Learners
- Highly Capable Learners
What health support and services are available?
- At least six nurses are assigned to various schools in the school district
- Medication, treatment, emergency care & first aid
- Work specifically with life-threatening conditions
- Track and assist with required immunizations
- Provide screening for vision & hearing
What food service options are available?
- Breakfast & lunch programs (milk-only option also available)
- Free & reduced meals are provided for students who qualify based on family income
- Online food service accounts allow families to:
- View each student's account information
- Make online meal payments
- Credit/debit cards are accepted online or in school offices
- Menus are on our app and website
How is transportation handled?
- Bus tags are given to students to assist with appropriate tracking
- Bus routes are also provided on our mobile app or on our website (updated in late August)
- Safe walking zones are within one mile of the school and no bus transportation is provided
- Multiple cameras on all buses for student safety
What are some kindergarten readiness activities I can do with my child?
- Counting: Count stairs, food items, toys
- Shapes & patterns: Identify in your house, in the car, sorting silverware, blocks, do puzzles
- Play with language: Nursery rhymes, name things that are opposites, play guessing games
- Reading: Read daily with your child, have your child retell you a story, ask questions
What are some helpful habits that will help my child at school?
- Listening: Following directions, waiting for a turn to speak
- Stick to a schedule: Bedtime, mealtimes
- Social activities: Get along with others, sharing, playing in groups
- Responsibility: Accomplish tasks, household chores
- Independence: Dressing – practice snaps, buttons, zippers, using the bathroom
What advice do you have for parents about getting involved?
- Join the PTA
- Attend school events and activities
- Get to know your child’s teacher
- Volunteer to help out at school (ask for a volunteer form)
- Always contact your child’s teacher or principal if you have questions or concerns
- Connect and interact with us through social media
- Make sure we have your cell number for ease of contact and for emergency text messages
How do I contact my school’s principal?
Broad View: Jenny Hunt, email@example.com, 360.279.5250
Crescent Harbor: Kate Valenzuela, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.279.5650
Hillcrest: Paula Seaman, email@example.com, 360.279.5200
Oak Harbor: Dorothy Day, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.279.5100
Olympic View: Sara Lucero, email@example.com, 360.279.5150