• Countdown to Kindergarten


  • 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. 


    10 Ways to Get Ready for Kindergarten


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    Passport to Kindergarten


    Check out our Countdown to Kindergarten Event Resources tab for fun at-home activities!





    Countdown to Kindergarten Live Event

    @ Muldoon Library

    Saturday, 4/8/23, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM




    Kindergarten Round-Up

    @ Wendler Middle School

    Friday, 4/14/23, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM




    Kindergarten Round-Up

    @ Hanshew Middle School

    Friday, 4/28/23, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM



    Countdown to Kindergarten Live Event

    @ Loussac Library

    Saturday, 5/6/23, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM



    For more information about Countdown to Kindergarten, contact:

    Kerry Reardon, reardonscher@gci.net or

    Elsa Aegerter, elsajess@gmail.com

    Emily Robinson, robinson_emily@asdk12.org



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  • four 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.



    three 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.



    two 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.  



    one 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.


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    Welcome to Kindergarten





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