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If your child will turn 5 on or before September 1, it’s time to register for kindergarten!
Enroll in kindergarten
Kindergarten orientation schedule
(March 9–April 16, 2021) for students entering kindergarten in fall 2021.

WELCOME! In Eugene School District 4J, we know how important the kindergarten year is.

For many children, kindergarten is the beginning of their education and their first steps outside the familiarity of home. For many parents, it’s the start of a relationship with their public school system.

Kindergarten students need a chance to start developing a love of learning. They need to feel comfortable in school as they learn basic skills and information, how to act around others, how to work in a group and how to listen and share. Parents need to establish regular, open communication with school staff so that students can get the most out of their education from kindergarten all the way through high school.

The 4J kindergarten program strives to give parents and students the right start in education by caring for and understanding each child’s needs and each parent’s concerns. We encourage parents to contact their school whenever they have questions or concerns.

Your child’s kindergarten experience will include:
• Full school day program
• Free breakfast every day
• Strong introduction to academics
• Caring, highly skilled teachers
• Social/emotional development
• Music and physical education
• Safe, secure, welcoming school environment

Welcome to kindergarten and to 4J schools. Working together, we can build a path to a successful future for every child.

Kindergarten Orientation: If you have a student starting kindergarten, please attend the virtual kindergarten orientation event at your school, or contact your school (Find Your Neighborhood School) to enroll.

Kinderzone! All kindergarten classes start the first week of school with “Kinderzone,” a child-centered and welcoming introduction to set our new students up for school success. During Kinderzone, students interact with each of their school’s kinder teachers and other kinder students in small group activities. Teachers then developed class lists to best fit each student’s needs and post them at the office at the end of the first week of school. With Kinderzone, we can provide every student individual attention and purposeful placement for a happy and successful start to school.

Key Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten Handbook – English (2018)
Manual de Kindergarten – en español (2018)

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