State Funded Full Day Kindergarten is Here for 2016-2017!

Bainbridge Island Kindergarten Program
Kindergarten is a time of close interaction between school and home.
By working together, children begin another remarkable journey in their development.  
Beginning September 2016, the State of Washington will fund full day kindergarten for all students 5 years of age by August 31, 2016.
There will be no tuition fee.
Full day kindergarten students will attend school on the same schedule as all students at the elementary school.  
  Kindergarten Orientation Meeting - Wednesday, February 3, 2016  6:00PM  
Ordway Elementary School Gym
    • Learn about our Full Day Kindergarten program offered at Blakey, Ordway, and Wilkes Elementary Schools
    • Information available for the Spanish Immersion Program at Ordway Elementary School
    • Information available for the Mosaic Home Partnership Program 
School Visitations for Upcoming 2016-2017 students and parents!  
Meet the principal, visit a kindergarten classroom, and take a bus tour!  
Each visitation session will last 45-60 minutes.  
You may attend a visitation at any of the schools and can attend more than one if you wish.  
A parent will need to accompany each child on the bus tour.
                  Tuesday, February 9   9:30AM and 1:00PM   Wilkes Elementary School
                  Wednesday, February 10   8:15AM   Blakely Elementary School
                  Thursday, February 11  8:30AM  Ordway Elementary School
Registration will open at the Orientation Meeting on February 3.   Registration packets will not be available before that time.   Packets may be picked up that night or at any elementary school office beginning February 4.  Completed registration packets should be returned to your nearest elementary school office as soon as possible.
We are asking your assistance in returning the registration packet promptly so we have accurate enrollment 
numbers for planning for classes and staffing.
Your kindergarten student has specific learning goals in every subject. For information on all expectations visit the OSPI web site at: