Ready for Kindergarten?

Ready for Kindergarten?

Parents, check your school’s calendar for Kindergarten Round-up in April.

By Kansas law, children who turn five years of age on or before August 31, are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall.  All-day kindergarten is no cost to families in our district.

Kindergarten Roundup serves as the official enrollment event for incoming kindergarten students.  At roundup, parents will schedule a screening appointment for their kindergarten student.  Parents will get a download of what to expect the first year while soon-to-be-students peruse the Book Swap tables for “new” books and participated in activities.

Kindergarten Round-up Document Library

What to Bring to Round-Up:

  • Certified copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (in the form of a utility bill, contract for a home, or a lease)
  • Completed Enrollment Form
  • Checkbook (YCare enrollment, Activities Sign-up, School Directory, Spirit Wear, etc.)
The Shawnee Mission School District’s full-day kindergarten program: 
  • Integrates new learning with past experiences through project work.
  • Provides learning in a literacy-rich environment.
  • Emphasizes language development through appropriate pre-reading and literacy skills.
  • Provides mixed skill-level groups.
  • Emphasizes reading as well as listening to literature.
  • Engages students in hands-on, STEM-focused learning.
  • Utilizes technology to support relevant learning in the classroom.
  • Offers a balance of individual, small group, and whole group instructional experiences.
  • Assesses student progress through teacher observation, performance, and student work samples.
  • Provides sufficient time and practical application for individual progress on basic skills.
  • Extends and enriches students in various concepts and areas of interest.

Learn more here.