Boise School District will hold kindergarten registration/open house on Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at neighborhood elementary schools. Parents/guardians and their student are welcome to attend.
By state law, students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Students entering first grade must be six years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.
Parents and guardians need to bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization records.
During the open house, parents and guardians will learn how to prepare their child for kindergarten, meet the school’s teachers and staff and learn more about Boise School District and its programs.
The District has an open enrollment policy whereby students who live outside the school district boundaries are allowed to enroll in schools tuition free, space permitting.
The District also offers a tuition-based all-day kindergarten program. Parents who want their child to participate in the additional half-day kindergarten pay a tuition fee to support the extra-half day of instruction. All-day kindergarten sites include: Hidden Springs, Highlands, Liberty, Longfellow, Lowell, Pierce Park and Shadow Hills elementary schools.
In addition, Just for Kids, the District’s child care program, will have staff members available at kindergarten registration at all of their 14 elementary school locations. Children entering kindergarten are eligible to enroll in the Just For Kids 2013 Summer Program. Parents/guardians may contract to attend two, three, four, or five days a week depending on their need.