Kindergarten Programs

Enrolling in Kindergarten

  • Kindergarten registration for the 2019 - 2020 school year opens Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Families with a child who will be five-years-old by Aug. 31, 2019 are welcome to enroll their scholar online, or at school.

    To enroll online, visit: www.fwps.org/onlineenrollment, and click on the “Student Registration” link to start the process (make sure to select the 2019 - 2020 school year). Families can also register in person at the child’s school during regular hours. The following documents are recommended at the time of registration:

    • Your child’s birth certificate
    • Proof of your address (rental agreement, purchase agreement, or utility bill)
    • Your child’s immunization records for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox)

    If your child has life threatening conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders, a meeting will be scheduled with the school nurse to confirm that all medications, medical supplies, and health care provider orders are in place prior to the first day of school.

    It is also suggested that parents provide:

    • Two emergency contacts, including addresses and phone numbers
    • Physician, dentist, and child care addresses and phone numbers

    If you miss the registration period, it’s NOT too late to enroll your child. Just go to your neighborhood school during regular school hours.

     

Kindergarten Jump Start

  • All schools hold kindergarten Jump Start in the spring. Jump Start is an evening orientation at your school site. This event allows families to come to the building, meet kindergarten teachers, administrators and staff, see the classrooms, and get a feel for the school.  It is a wonderful time to welcome new and returning families.

    See the document below for locations, dates, and times.

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K Camp

  • K Camp is a summer camp for incoming Kindergarteners that will occur on August 19 - 21, 2019. This camp gives scholars a chance to get used to their classroom, learn the layout of the school, engage in activities and get to know their kindergarten classmates and teachers. Please contact your school directly to register for K Camp.

    See the document below for locations, dates, and times.

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Kindergarten Choice

  • Parents who wish to enroll their kindergarten-aged student at a school outside of their neighborhood, but within Federal Way, should fill out a Choice Enrollment form during the choice lottery window: January 3 - February 20, 2019.

    These forms are available at all elementary schools or at the Educational Service Center, Business Services Office, 33330 8th Ave South, Federal Way.

    For more information on choice enrollment, please view our page on choice enrollment https://www.fwps.org/page/2180

All-day Kindergarten Programs at All Schools

  • All elementary schools offer all-day kindergarten programs.

    Research shows that students who attend kindergarten for a full day consistently make greater academic progress, especially in key areas such as literacy and math, as well as social and emotional growth.

    All-day kindergarten students are better prepared to meet the academic demands of future grade levels, and are less likely to eventually need intervention or future additional assistance.

Contact Us

  • Kim Erickson, Facilitator of Early Learning

    253-945-2296

    kiericks@fwps.org

    Teaching for Learning Dept
    Educational Service Center
    33330 8th Ave. S.
    Federal Way, WA 98003

     

First Day of Kindergarten

  • All kindergarten families will be contacted by their child’s school to schedule a short Family Connection Conference with their child’s teacher on September 3rd, 4th, or 5th.

     

    The first day full day of kindergarten classes will be Friday, September 6.

Enrollment Forms

  • Forms you may be asked to complete

    Note: Schools often have individualized forms that parents are asked to complete. The list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all forms from all schools, but it covers the majority of forms required across the district.