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    Kindergarten Begins with Jump Start
    Posted on 08/05/2019
    Kindergarten student reads a book in the classroom

    Kindergarten Begins with Jump Start

    August 17-21, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., daily

    What is Jump Start?

    Jump Start is a free week-long experience to welcome kindergartners and their families to Seattle Public Schools. Children meet their peers and school staff and get to know the school. Our goal is for new kindergartners to feel safe, supported and ready to learn!

    Where is Jump Start offered?

    Most Seattle elementary and k-8 schools offer Jump Start. Please ask your school if they participate, or check the Jump Start webpage. Children must be assigned to a participating school (not on a waitlist) to attend Jump Start there.

    Schools will offer bilingual help to English language learners and extra support to children with special needs. Each school will serve a snack and/or lunch. Families drop off and pick up children each day.

    Schools invite assigned families to Jump Start. In May, schools will send families Jump Start information. Please let your child's school know how to support your child:

    • Share health records if your child needs medical care at school
    • If your child has an IEP, you & your child’s current case manager will want to contact the school’s principal to confirm

    Read more about Jump Start.