September 1 Kindergarten Orientation (3-4 PM)
6 Back to School Open House (4:30-6 PM)
7 First day of School (Grades 1st-5th)
Red Carpet Welcome (8:50-9:15 AM)
Parent Welcome & PTC Update (9:20 AM – Media Center)
7-9 Kindergarten Assessments and Staggered Start
12-13 Kindergarten “Smooth Start” (A-L 12th, M-Z 13th)
14 First Day for all Kindergarten
22 School Picture Day
29 Parent Teacher Club (PTC) – You are invited! (6:30 PM)
30 Gubser Pride Dress Up Day
Students entering kindergarten are encouraged to participate in a Smooth Start day before the first day of school.
Smooth Start is a day to ease students’ transition into the school environment. Children will have the chance to “practice” being in school for a day before the school year begins.
Children will get familiar with their classroom, learn where bathrooms are located, and learn how the cafeteria works. They will also meet their teachers and have a chance to ask questions.
Students attend Smooth Start on one of two days in September, based on last name:
Kindergarten begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
For more information on Smooth Start, please contact the school office at (503) 399-3275
In fall of 2016, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will offer free full-day kindergarten. Half day kindergarten is not offered in Salem-Keizer, however, many private kindergarten providers offer half-day programs. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, but attendance is strongly recommended.
Registration for fall 2016 kindergarten opens Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Parents are asked to register for kindergarten as soon as possible. The district needs to know how many students will be attending and where in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms. Early registration helps make sure kindergarten students will have a comfortable start to the school year.
Children who will turn five years old on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. To register, please visit the school assigned to serve your residence address and pick up a registration packet.
To find the school that serves your residence, visit the boundary information page.
For more information about registering for kindergarten, please call your school or visit the Kindergarten page on the Salem Keizer Public School website.