Dear 2017-18 Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to the Bellevue School District! We are thrilled to have your incoming kindergartener join our school community! Kindergarten is such an amazing year of growth for each child, and we look forward to partnering with you on your child’s educational journey!

As a piece of that partnership, each family will have the opportunity to connect with a member of our school kindergarten team in a Family Connections meeting before school starts on Tuesday, September 5th, 2016. Please note that the first day of kindergarten (9/5/16) is different from other students in the Bellevue School District. This change is to allow for the Family Connections meetings to occur and to offer a separate first day of school geared for kindergarten only.

You can expect to receive an E-mail inviting you to the Family Connections meeting. As we know that a parent/caregiver is a child’s first teacher, we are excited to learn from you about your child’s strengths and goal areas.

This change is based on the addition of state funding for full day kindergarten that started last year. In the 2017-18 school year, full day kindergarten will continue to be fully funded and implemented, meaning that every student may attend full day kindergarten free of any tuition cost to families! This is great news, in terms of equity and access to high quality, full day instruction as we know how critical early education is for long term success!

If you would like additional information, please check out the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to learn more about the WaKIDS, as well state funded full day kindergarten.


Tina Ying Bogucharova



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Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction


State funded full day kindergarten




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