Sumner School District Early Learning Initiative includes Expanded Schedule for Part-time Kindergarten Classes and expansion of Full-time Kindergarten Programs
Beginning in September 2013, part-time kindergarten students will now attend school all day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (red kindergarten) OR all day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (blue kindergarten). The new schedule provides students with additional hours of instruction to learn basic skills for first grade.
The Sumner School District will offer free full-time kindergarten classes for students in the Daffodil Valley and Liberty Ridge elementary schools for the coming school year. Enrollment in this program is limited to students residing within these school attendance boundaries.
Providing free full-time kindergarten programs at Daffodil Valley and Liberty Ridge elementary schools is part of a multi-year transition to free full-time programs at all District elementary schools. Daffodil Valley and Liberty Ridge elementary schools will no longer offer a part-time (red or blue) kindergarten programs.
Other elementary schools in the District offer both part-time kindergarten programs and tuition-based, full-time programs on a space available basis.
All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:
Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download the forms from the Web. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.
*Student registration forms need to be printed, filled out and returned to the school.
January 7, 2013 Kindergarten Registration Opens
Packets will be available at elementary schools and online. Packets may be returned to elementary schools during school hours.
April-May Kindergarten Orientations
Elementary schools will hold an orientation for you and your child to attend together. There will be an opportunity to tour the school and gain information about what kindergarten will be like. You will be contacted by your neighborhood school about dates and times of orientations.
Late May Kindergarten Screening
You will receive notice of a date and time to bring you child to the school for kindergarten screening. We will be assessing your child with the Pre-Kindergarten Skill Inventory which provides a snapshot of basic readiness skills. Schools will use this information to provide the best learning experience for your child.
July-August Kindergarten JumpStart
Eligible children will be invited to attend a 2-3 week kindergarten readiness program held at various elementary schools. JumpStart provides children at-risk of entering kindergarten behind and opportunity to gain basic readiness skills. JumpStart is by invitation only.
Late August Open Houses/Back to School BBQs
You will be contacted by your school about the date and time of your elementary school’s event
Late August and Early September
Kindergarten Family Connections
You and your child will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher before school begins. Appointments will be about 30 minutes long. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the child’s strengths and needs and make sure they feel welcome at school. You will be contacted by your school with more information about the date and time of your appointment
September 6, 2013
First Day of Full time and Blue Kindergarten
September 9, 2013
First day of Red Kindergarten
Thank you for choosing the Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Department as your choice for before and after school activities for your child(ren). The Before & After School Activities Club serves children who attend Daffodil Valley, Emerald Hills, Bonney Lake, Maple Lawn, McAlder, Victor Falls, and Liberty Ridge Elementary schools.
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