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Kindergarten FAQ

2019-2020 School Year

Q: Which schools will offer free Full Day Kindergarten?

A: All schools offer free full day kindergarten to all eligible incoming students. (Grand Ridge kindergarten students are housed at other elementary buildings.)

Q: Where do I register?

A: Registration is online. Once you have filled out the online portion, you will be required to complete the registration process at your neighborhood school. The kindergarten registration window begins in early February and concludes March 8. Each neighborhood school has designated specific dates as to when kindergarten registration activities take place. This information is posted on the District web site by clicking here.

Q: May I register my child after March 8th?

A: Yes, however, we set the registration window in order to get an enrollment count to help the Issaquah School District (ISD) determine staffing and classroom needs for the next year. Again, registration occurs at your neighborhood school. 

Q: How old does my child need to be to register?

A: Incoming kindergarten students must be at least 5 years old by August 31 in order to register for kindergarten.

Q: Can I register him/her if they do not turn 5 by August 31?

A: No. However, students who will turn 5 by November 30, are eligible to apply for Early Entrance. The students must complete independent testing by a qualified assessor, meet district Early Entrance requirements, and eligibility confirmed by the Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/programs/early-entrance

Q: What do I need to register?

A: Immunization records, proof of birth date such as a copy of the birth certificate or passport, and proof of home address such as a purchase or lease agreement and an energy utility bill and photo I.D. of the parent/guardian are necessary for registration.

Q: What are the bell times for Full Day Kindergarten?

A: Students in full day kindergarten follow the same schedule as grades 1 through 5 in their neighborhood school (or school of attendance).

Q: Do Full Day Kindergarteners ride the bus?

A: Yes, full day kindergarten students will ride the same bus as the other students attending their neighborhood school (or school of attendance).

Q: Is Half Day Kindergarten an option for my child?

A: Yes, half day kindergarten students would attend for three hours in the morning.

Q: What are the bell times for the Half Day Kindergarten option?

A: Half day (morning only) kindergarten students will begin the day on the same bell schedule as all students attending their neighborhood school (or school of attendance). Students in the half day session will attend for three hours in the morning.

Q: Do half day kindergarteners ride the bus?

A: Yes, half day kindergarten students will ride the same bus in the morning as the other students in their neighborhood (or school of attendance). Mid-day transportation will not be provided by the district. Parents/guardians will be responsible for picking their child up at the end of the three hour half day morning session.