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Edmonds School District

Jump Start

Jump Start is a pre-kindergarten, transitional program conducted at your student's school in August for children preparing to enter kindergarten in September. There is no charge for this program, and it is open and encouraged for all registered kindergarten students. 

The focus is on preparing children for success in kindergarten - familiarizing your child with the school environment, the kindergarten teachers, and the daily schedule. Children will be involved in typical kindergarten classroom activities, tour the school campus, and experience outdoor play just like they will at recess. This fun, positive experience helps our kindergarten students become familiar with school before school begins. It supports students and families for a positive transition into kindergarten.

Jump Start Dates

August 2024

Monday, August 19, 2024 through Thursday, August 22, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All elementary schools

August 2025

Monday, August 18, 2025 through Thursday, August 21, 2025
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All elementary schools

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Key kindergarten dates are finalized for the next three years

  • Kindergarten Jump Start
  • Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings
  • First Day of Kindergarten 

key dates for school years: 2023-2024, 2024-2025, 2025-2026