Today, October 12, is Indigenous People’s Day. Staff and students in the Eastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) are honoring the first inhabitants in the United States by acknowledging and commemorating their contributions, history and culture.
To start kindergarten in September 2020, your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2020.
Kindergarten Registration 2020-21:
Kindergarten Registration is open at all neighborhood schools and online.
LWSD offers free all-day kindergarten for all students
All Kindergarten classes are all day classes. The state of Washington requires that school districts provide the option of kindergarten part-day attendance. Parents/guardians interested in part-day attendance for their child should contact their principal. Mid-day transportation will not be available.
Children younger than five may qualify to enter kindergarten early
Some students do not meet the state age guidelines for kindergarten but they may still be highly capable and ready for school. The Kindergarten Early Entrance process uses a formal and informal assessment to determine if your child meets or exceeds specific criteria in the areas of mental ability, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, auditory discrimination, visual discrimination, and emotional/social development. Parents who are interested in this option for their child should follow the instructions for early kindergarten entrance.
Emerson K-12: a program that partners with families to provide instruction to students
Emerson K-12 is a parent partnership program that partners with families to educate children under the auspices and with the support of the LWSD. Emerson K-12 values and monitors learning that happens both at school and at home. Kindergarten students are on site at least 2.5 hours a week for supervised instruction and complete additional hours of instruction at home. For more information, please visit the Emerson K-12 website or call 425-936-2311.
Discovery Community School
Discovery Community School (DCS), an elementary choice school, also offers a kindergarten option. Entrance into DCS is by lottery and district bus transportation to choice schools is not provided. Parents interested in DCS must register for kindergarten at their home school in addition to applying for entrance into DCS through the choice school lottery process. Information on this process can be found here.