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    Transition to Kindergarten

    San Juan Island School District is excited to begin offering a Transition to Kindergarten (TK) program to 4-year-old students for the 2024-2025 school year.  TK is a no-cost, full-day early learning program for 4-year-olds who do not have access to early learning experiences.  The goal of the TK program is to provide a high-quality early learning experience that prepares students for a successful, seamless transition to kindergarten.  Children may enter TK based on a pre-screening process to determine their need for additional early learning to prepare them for kindergarten the following year.   

    Like all kindergarten classes, this program will be full day. TK follows the school year calendar from when the program begins on August 29, 2024, through to June 13, 2025.

    To be eligible to enroll, a student must meet the following criteria:

    • Be 4 years old by August 31, 2024, but not 5 on this date.
    • Live within the boundaries of San Juan Island School District.
    • The family completes an interest survey.
    • Priority enrollment may be given to children who do not have preschool experience or who demonstrate a need for guided support. 

    Interest surveys were due by March 18th and are now being reviewed. Space is limited so completing an interest survey was essential to being considered. 



  • Will my child need immunizations?

  • I'm interested. What's next?

  • Is it a full-day program?

  • Is there transportation?

  • Are lunch and breakfast available for students?

  • What does a typical day look like in a TK classroom?

  • Is there a cost for TK?

  • How is TK different from regular kindergarten?

  • Who do I contact if I have additional questions?