In-person events are subject to change due to COVID-19 risk level.
Countdown to KindergartenWelcome Kindergarteners! Virtual Event
Countdown to Kindergarten will be hosting a special virtual event for Kindergarteners transitioning to in-person school!
Who: Families with current kindergarten students
When: This event will be rescheduled for a later date. Thursday, Oct 15, 6:00-7:00pm or Friday, Oct. 16, 11:00am-12:00pm.
Where: ZOOM (new registration links will be posted here)
What: Join the Countdown to Kindergarten team to engage in virtual learning activities to welcome kindergarteners to school. Activities are for current kindergarten children and their parents or caregivers and will include stories, songs, and ways to get ready for school. Anchorage School District representatives will be present to answer questions. We look forward to seeing you. Please use the links above to register!
The year before kindergarten is important in helping your child feel ready and confident in starting school. The resources below can support your family during this transition.
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February: Visit Our Schools
March: Decide on Your Child's School
Parents interested in having their child attend their neighborhood school do not need to sign up until school registration, held during the last week of July. Parents interested in having their child attend a school other than the neighborhood school must complete an online lottery application.
April: Attend Kindergarten Round-Up at Schools
All schools will host a Kindergarten Round-Up for families in the spring. Come meet the school principal, staff, kindergarten teachers, and other families. Learn about school routines, expectations, and curriculum. Visit classrooms and tour the school. Check the ASD website in late March for specific dates and times for all Kindergarten Round-Ups.
May-June: Explore Kindergarten Resources
Visit your child’s school playground over the summer so your child becomes familiar with the school site. Check out fun summer programs and activities in Anchorage for children. Think about what would be best for your child and family as you make this transition.
July-August: Get Ready for School
Visit Welcome to the ASD page for current information on enrollment, registration, school start times, bus routes, and important school updates. You can also download the ASD mobile app to stay up to date. After enrollment look for information on Fall Kindergarten Orientation.