Kindergarten Programs & Enrollment
Your child is about to embark on a wonderful milestone and BISD is proud to be part of this momentous event. Kindergarten sets the foundation for your child’s school career and puts him or her on a lifelong path of learning.
While kindergarten is a time of great discovery, excitement and growth, it’s also a big transition — for parents and children alike! When you enroll your child in kindergarten at BISD, your student will not only receive a high-quality education, but will also gain a team of staff whose main goal is to help your child succeed intellectually, socially and emotionally.
Parent involvement is encouraged in kindergarten. It’s a time of close partnership between the school and the home. We welcome you to join on field trips and classroom activities.
Kindergarten students receive core instruction in:
They also participate each week with a content specialist teacher in the following areas:
STEM Lab (hands-on exploration of science and engineering concepts)
THE WHOLE-CHILD APPROACH
Our schools support the development of students and encourage them to explore and acquire a range of skills. Our staff is committed to provide each student with an excellent academic program in an engaging and supportive environment. BISD provides students with a range of services to support learning needs such as academic support, special education services and a highly capable program.The state of Washington funds full-day kindergarten for all students five years of age by August 31, 2020. There is no tuition fee. To learn more about the kindergarten programs through BISD, download this brochure.Kindergarten is a time of close interaction between school and home.By working together, children begin another remarkable journey in their development.WE ARE EXCITED TO MEET YOU!Contact Information
Blakely Elementary SchoolPrincipal Reese Ande
Office Manager Kyanne Hawkins
Phone: (206) 842-4752
Ordway Elementary School(Includes the El Velero Spanish Immersion Program; Enrollment for El Velero is via a lottery.)
Principal Melinda Reynvaan
Office Manager Sarah Dunstan
Phone: (206) 842-7637
Wilkes Elementary SchoolPrincipal Amii Pratt
Office Manager Sheila Jakubik
Phone: (206) 842-4411
Commodore Options School (Odyssey and Mosaic Home Education Partnership Programs; Enrollment for Odyssey is via a lottery.)
Principal Trish Corsetti
Office Manager Michelle Hope
Phone: (206) 780-1646Resources:Your kindergarten student has specific learning goals in every subject. For information on all expectations visit the OSPI web site at: http://www.k12.wa.us/CurriculumInstruct/default.aspx