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Summary: Information on Jump Start and Family Connections for Kindergarten.

Kindergarten begins with Jump Start.

Jump Start is a FREE week-long experience to welcome new kindergartners and their families to Seattle Public Schools. Children meet their peers and school staff and get to know the school. Our goal is for all students start school feeling safe, supported, and ready to learn.

August 15 – 19, 2022 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Visit the Early Learning Resources page for Jump Start Registration

Family Connection Conferences: Sept. 7-9

  • Kindergarten and preschool students and families meet their new teachers.
  • Visits take place September 7, 8 and 9.
  • Expect to hear from your child’s school in late August to schedule a 30-45 minute appointment.
  • Visit will be scheduled at a mutually agreed time and place: typically at school or by telephone, videoconference, home visit or at a coffee shop, park, etc.

Special Start Date for Preschool and Kindergarten: Sept. 12

  • Prior to beginning school, each Preschoolers and Kindergartners’ family will have an individual meeting with their child’s teacher (Family Connection visit).
  • PreK and K students start school Monday, September 12.
  • The first day of school for Grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 7

Still need to enroll your Kindergartener for the 2022-23 school year?

Visit the Enrollment page on the Seattle Schools Website: