Early Entrance Kindergarten

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Welcome to the Snohomish School District, and thank you for inquiring about our early entrance to Kindergarten program. Our goal in offering this program is to assure that your child is placed where he or she will be the most successful in the first year of school.

    Parents or guardians of children who turn five between September 1 and October 31 and feel their child will be successful in kindergarten may apply for early entrance to kindergarten. 

    You will need to have your child evaluated by a certified psychologist* who will use specific tests to determine your child’s abilities in six developmental categories. Please complete the Kindergarten Early Entrance Assessment Form, bring to your child’s appointment and give it to the psychologist for completion. Your child will need to demonstrate abilities equal to or above those of a child five years, six months of age in all six categories to qualify for early entrance. The psychologist will send the results to you and to us. The test results need to be in our office no later than August 13, 2019. The testing information will be reviewed, and parents will be notified of the decision no later than August 31.

    If your child qualifies for early entrance and if there is space available at your school, he or she can be placed in the kindergarten program on a trial basis for thirty days. At the end of this evaluation period, it will be determined if early entrance kindergarten is the best placement for your child. 

    Again, thank you for your interest in our early entrance program. If you have questions, please call Teaching and Learning Services at 360-563-7257.

    Sincerely, 

    Miriam Miralles Mickelson
    Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Services

     

    *Psychologist assessment/evaluation is the responsibility of the student’s family. If you are unable to afford the assessment, you may apply for financial assistance by contacting Jami Cross at 360-563-7314. This needs to be approved before making an appointment for testing.