InformationRegistration PacketsMid June to mid August, parents or guardians may stop by the District Office at 503 North Sequim Avenue and pick up Registration packets for each school. We require a copy of each student's birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of District residency (such as a bill with a local address) to accompany each completed registration. For summer registration information, please call 360-582-3260.Beginning the third week of August when school offices reopen, parents or guardians may register their children directly at each school of attendance.Kindergarten RegistrationChildren who will be five years old on or before
August 31are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the . Sequim School District
Generally speaking, children living east of
7th Avenuewill attend Helen Haller Elementary. Children living west of 7th Avenuewill attend Greywolf Elementary. Maps are available in each elementary school office, or call the school at 360-582-3200 (Haller) or 360-582-3300 (Greywolf) to determine which school a child will attend. Schools have information about readiness, required immunizations, busing, and what parents can do to make this a smooth transition for their child, and more.
Parents will complete the necessary paperwork while their child goes through a brief screening process with the Kindergarten teachers and other staff. Kindergarten registration requirements for the school year include:
· Lives in
- bring proof of residency (PUD or other bill with physical address); and Sequim School District
· Will be 5 years old on/before
Parents or guardians will need to bring the following items with them when registering their child for Kindergarten:
· Bring original birth certificate or passport - hospital certificate and/or social security card is not acceptable; and
· Immunization Record - Washington State Law requires 3 doses Hepatitis B, 4 doses DTaP, 4 doses of Polio, 2 doses MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and 2 Varicella (Chicken pox).
Is your child ready for Kindergarten? The Ready for Kindergarten Program has identified “progressive targets” or goals to assist parents in the readiness for children to enter Kindergarten. The April issue of the First Teacher newsletter for birth to school-age children lists these Ready for Kindergarten progressive targets as:
- Can he name colors and shapes?
- Can he print his first name?
- Does he play cooperatively and share with other children?
- Does he show empathy and kindness to other children?
- Can he play memory games?
- Does he speak clearly?
- Does he listen to instructions you give him?
- Does he recognize letters and numbers?
- Does he recognize how letters sound?
- Does he listen to books you read to him?
- Can he retell the story with a beginning, middle, and end.
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction utilizes the Ready for Kindergarten Program and has an Early Learning and School Readiness department with resources available to parents. Learning benchmarks and assistive materials may be found online on the OSPI Website at http://www.k12.wa.us/EarlyLearning/Benchmarks.aspx
A child’s school readiness, according to OSPI references, is the “culmination of the experiences and care that he or she has received from birth to school entry.” There are five dimensions to a child’s school readiness:
- physical health, well-being, and motor development;
- social and emotional development;
- approaches to learning;
- language and literacy development; and
- cognition and general knowledge.
A “What is School Readiness?” tip sheet can also be found on the Sequim School District Website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us.