Parents may register their children for kindergarten starting Tuesday, April 9. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019, is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Full-day kindergarten is offered districtwide in Vancouver Public Schools.
Parents can find out which school their child will attend by using the district’s online boundary map or calling the elementary education office at 360-313-1010 or communications office at 360-313-1230.
Parents should bring proof of their child’s birth date, immunization records and emergency contact information to their neighborhood school to register their child.
School offices are open for kindergarten registration Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration can take up to one hour. Some forms can be downloaded and printed in advance.
Applications are available on the district’s website and in school offices. They are due by May 3. Each school also will hold an information night for interested parents.
Registered students and their families will be invited to visit their elementary school, meet teachers and learn more about the kindergarten program. The following dates/times are subject to change. Parents should confirm with the school.
- Fruit Valley: May 9, 9:30 a.m.
- Walnut Grove: May 16, 4:30 p.m.
- Eisenhower: May 17, 10 a.m.
- Marshall: May 20, 5 p.m.
- Sarah J. Anderson: May 21, 4 p.m.
- Felida: May 23, 9 a.m.
- Hough: May 23, 9 a.m.
- Washington: May 23, 1:30 p.m.
- Hazel Dell: May 23, 5 p.m.
- Minnehaha: May 23, 5:30 p.m.
- Ogden: May 29, 9 a.m., and May 30, 6 p.m.
- Lake Shore: May 30, 1 p.m.
- Truman: May 30, 4 p.m.
- Chinook: May 31, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Salmon Creek: May 31, 1:30 p.m.
- Roosevelt: May 30, 5:30 p.m.
- Sacajawea: June 4, 4 p.m.
- Harney: June 4, 5 p.m.
- King: June 5, 1 p.m.
- Franklin: June 6, 9 a.m.
- Lincoln: June 6, 5:30 p.m.
Parents who register their children for kindergarten also will have a chance to sign up their child for Kindergarten Jump Start, a program for incoming kindergarteners that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins. Students will meet teachers and other kindergartners; learn routines; become familiar with school surroundings; and participate in math, literacy and hands-on learning activities.