Mount Vernon Schools Transition to Kindergarten
The application window for Transition to Kindergarten will open September 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023 with a November 3, 2023 start date for Transition to Kindergarten.
In the Mount Vernon School District, we believe that every child deserves equal access to a high-quality early education program. We know these programs look different for every student and every family situation. The options range from the love and support of a family caregiver to community preschools, to home-based learning centers. The Mount Vernon School District is pleased to be able to provide one such option with our Transition to Kindergarten program. We know that however early childhood education looks for your student, a solid foundation in the early years will contribute to continued successes throughout their entire academic career.
What is Transition to Kindergarten?
Transition to Kindergarten (TK) is an extension of kindergarten. This is a program that is designed for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall and who have not yet had access to a structured early learning opportunity. This program will focus on early academic and social skills and will help prepare students for kindergarten in the fall. There will be TK classes offered at all six elementary schools. The Madison class will be dual language, Spanish and English. Like other kindergarten classes, this program will be a full day and follow the same Monday-Friday school schedule. It will run from 11/3/2023 through the end of the school year.
Who is eligible?
Eligible students for the 2023-2024 school year must meet the following criteria:
Turn four by August 31, 2023, and be planning to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2024.
Have not yet had access to an early learning program.
Live within the attendance boundaries of Mount Vernon School District.
Demonstrate a need for extended kindergarten in order to be better prepared for their full kindergarten year. This will be based on a screener and family application.
How to apply?
Parents/Guardians who believe that their child meets the above criteria for the Transition to Kindergarten Program should complete an application, please read the letter attached below to ensure your student qualifies for this program. You may download and print a PDF, by clicking the attachments below. Pick up a hard copy from the District Office or from your neighborhood elementary school or complete one of the online forms listed below by between 9/1/23 - 9/30/23.
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* If you do not know your home school to complete this application please call the district office at 360 - 428 - 6110.
* To print off applications at home, please click on one of the links in the Attachment section.