Vancouver School District kindergarten registration begins April 9

Full-day kindergarten is offered districtwide in Vancouver Public Schools

VANCOUVER — Parents may register their children for kindergarten starting Tue., April 9. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019, is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Full-day kindergarten is offered districtwide in Vancouver Public Schools.

Parents can find out which school their child will attend by using the district’s online boundary map or calling the elementary education office at (360) 313-1010 or communications office at (360) 313-1230.

Parents should bring proof of their child’s birth date, immunization records and emergency contact information to their neighborhood school to register their child.

School offices are open for kindergarten registration Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration can take up to one hour.

Applications also are being accepted for the district’s Mandarin Language Learning Program and Spanish/English Dual Language Program. Enrollment in these programs begins in kindergarten. Applications and details on upcoming information nights are available on the district’s website and in school offices.

Kindergarten visitations

Registered students and their families will be invited to visit their elementary school, meet teachers and learn more about the kindergarten program. Dates and times are available on the district’s website.

Jump Start

Parents who register their children for kindergarten also will have a chance to sign up their child for Kindergarten Jump Start, a program for incoming kindergarteners that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins. Students will meet teachers and other kindergartners; learn routines; become familiar with school surroundings; and participate in math, literacy and hands-on learning activities. Jump Start will be offered at all 21 elementary schools. See dates and times on the district’s website.

Information provided by Vancouver School District.

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