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First day of preschool 2020

Building updated as part of 2016 bond passed by voters

Redmond, Wash. – Staff cheered Monday, September 14, as the first preschool student walked confidently into the Early Learning Center at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has held classes in the building. 

 

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    Entrance Age

    File: JEB

    Kindergarten
    To be eligible to attend kindergarten, the child's fifth birthday shall fall on or before August 31.

    Underage children whose birthdays fall between September 1st and November 30th and whose parents believe to be exceptionally qualified for early kindergarten entrance may apply to the school district for early entrance.

    The early entrance application and screening fee will be submitted to the Early Entrance Kindergarten (EEK) Office. Early Entrance screenings will be scheduled and completed. Applicants will receive a letter informing them of the date and time of their child’s screening. If the child passes the screening, he/she will be invited to participate in a complete EEK evaluation which will include assessments in the following areas:

      1. Cognitive skills
      2. Gross motor skills
      3. Fine motor skills
      4. Visual discrimination
      5. Auditory discrimination
      6. Emotional/social development

    A non-refundable fee will be collected to cover the cost of the screening process, in accordance with state law. An additional non-refundable fee will also be collected for the evaluation if the child receives a complete EEK evaluation. Fee waivers will be made available for families who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Children will be admitted or not based on the results of the evaluation.

    First Grade
    To be eligible to attend first grade, the child's sixth birthday shall fall on or before August 31.

    Kindergarten children meeting the age requirement for kindergarten may be considered for advanced placement into first grade within the first month of attending kindergarten. This shall be at the discretion of the building principal after consultation with the child's parent(s) and teacher.

    Previously Enrolled Students
    Underage children who have previously been enrolled in a public school system for a period of not less than four consecutive months may request transfer into a similar placement in Lake Washington School District. Underage children who have previously been enrolled in a private school which encompasses at least an accredited kindergarten through a grade 3 program for a period of not less than four consecutive months, may request transfer into a similar placement in Lake Washington School District.

    The building principal shall review records of the child requesting placement and shall review such records and other data in the areas of:

      1. Cognitive skills
      2. Gross motor skills
      3. Fine motor skills
      4. Visual discrimination
      5. Auditory discrimination
      6. Emotional/social development

    The building principal shall have the authority to admit or not admit underage children based on review of the above criteria and the above attendance requirement.

    Adopted:
    04/08/68

    Revised:
    03/15/76
    02/04/80
    04/05/82
    05/07/90
    02/06/95
    02/02/09

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.225.160
    WAC 392-335-005 through 392-335-025

    CROSS REFS.:
    JEA, Compulsory Attendance Ages

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