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    Start of School Information for Kindergarten Students
    Posted on 08/17/2016
    three kindergarten students work together playing a game in the classroom

    Welcome Kindergarten Students

    First Day of School: Monday, Sept. 12

    The first day of school for ALL kindergarten students is Monday, September 12.

    The three-day delayed start enables teachers to launch “Family Connections” and meet with each family on September 7, 8 or 9 to answer questions families may have and better support our youngest learners as they join our school and classroom communities.

    These teacher-parent visits will be available at every elementary and K-8 school, are an opportunity for teachers to hear families’ hopes and dreams for their children and shape instruction accordingly. Your conference will be scheduled by your child’s school.

    The district is committed to making every student feel valued, have meaningful participation and access to a rigorous education. This includes all of our student populations and is a highlight for special education as we move from service models to a continuum of services.

    Jump Start: August 22-26

    It is not too late to get a jump on the school year! This free transition-to-kindergarten program is offered at most Seattle elementary and K-8 schools.

    Jump Start offers children a chance to get comfortable in their new school, meet teachers and staff, and feel ready and confident when school starts in September.

    If your child is registered at a school offering Jump Start, please bring your child to school by 9 a.m. on Monday, August 22. All children are welcome! Check the check our kindergarten webpage for a list of participating schools.

    Read more about Jump Start here.

    Free All Day Kindergarten

    Beginning the 2016-17 school year, Seattle Public Schools is providing free full-day kindergarten for all students!

    To learn more about Seattle Public Schools kindergarten visit our kindergarten webpage.