• Countdown to Kindergarten

     In-person events are subject to change due to COVID-19 risk level.

  • 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


    Countdown to Kindergarten

    May Virtual Event


    Who: Children ages 3-5, not yet in kindergarten and their families

    When: Thursday, May 13, 6:30pm-7:30pm or Friday, May 14, 11:00am-12:00pm

    Where: Register via ZOOM 


    What: Join the Countdown to Kindergarten team to engage in virtual learning activities promoting literacy, language, and social emotional development Activities are geared for children ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten) and their parents or caregivers and will include stories, songs, and movement. Anchorage School District representatives will be present to answer questions. We look forward to seeing you! Please use the links above to register. 


    Optional Materials: Paper (for drawing, crayons or markers, pencil


    For more information about Countdown to Kindergarten, contact:

    Kerry Reardon, reardonscher@gci.net or

    Elsa Aegerter, elsajess@gmail.com


    To provide feedback on C2K events, click below:

    Countdown to Kindergarten Feedback Form

5,4,3,2,1 BLAST OFF

  • Five February: Visit Our Schools

    Check out what Educational Options are available in ASD and visit schools! School tours are offered at every school on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. during the month of February.



    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.


    Blast Off BLAST OFF!
    Welcome to Kindergarten





    print version of this information available here