Kindergarteners in Tacoma Public Schools will have a different schedule than other students this fall.
A later start date in September allows teachers to get to know their students better through early parent-teacher conferences aimed at making the transition to kindergarten easier for students and their families.
Early entrance assessment
An early entrance to kindergarten screening for children who turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2013, is available during July. Families can contact the Early Learning Department at 253-571-1415 for an appointment. Based on the outcome of this assessment, some students may attend kindergarten on a conditional basis for 30 days before a final decision is made.
Elementary schools will be open for kindergarten enrollment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 to 22.
No classes due to partnership conferences with parents. Families will receive more information in August about options for meeting with their student’s teacher.
In October, kindergarten students will have two early release days for teachers to complete their students’ assessment.
For more information,call 253-571-1415 or e-mail Minh-Anh Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org).