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Kindergarten Enrollment

Entering Kindergarten marks a very important time in the life of your child. It is our goal to make the kindergarten experience a worthwhile, meaningful year in the public school education of your son or daughter. The School District of Janesville provides a kindergarten program, which enhances the way a child develops in the early years and provides school experiences that will meet the student’s needs. We extend a warm invitation to you to work with us in the joint task of developing your child’s abilities to the fullest.

Dates for kindergarten enrollment for students entering the School District of Janesville in the fall of 2018 are being planned now, typically it will take place in December. If your student is already enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-School for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program (those held at Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Madison and Wilson elementary schools), you will not need to re-enroll them. All other students enrolled in the community P4J sites not mentioned above will need to complete enrollment at the New Student Enrollment Office of the Educational Services Center (ESC), located at 527 S. Franklin Street.

Children must be five years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible to enter kindergarten for the following school year.  Please call our enrollment office for any additional questions at 608-743-5006.

To enroll kindergarten students, parents/guardians should bring the following to the ESC:

  • Birth certificate,
  • Immunization Record,
  • Proof of residency (copy of lease or purchase agreement or the top portion of a utility bill,) no computer printouts
  • Parent/guardian photo identification.

Curriculum

The kindergarten curriculum may be defined as all the experiences through which children learn while they are in school. Because children’s interests vary, the program provides opportunities for children to make choices and for each child to work and play at his/her own pace and to participate in group instruction. Not all kinds of experiences are necessary for children, nor do all children need to experience everything at the same time.

A kindergarten day includes: literacy skills (pre-reading and reading skills), language arts (stories, fingerplays, dramatization), handwriting, mathematics, health and science, social studies, music and rhythms, art (cutting, painting, drawing), and physical education (games, large motor activities).

Home/School Communications

Each school provides regular developmental progress reports. Parent-teacher conferences, participation and involvement are encouraged at all schools.

Individual School Information

Please call your neighborhood elementary school for specific school information. The principal will appreciate having the opportunity to meet you and to answer your questions. Contact information for schools can be found on this map

Home School Attendance Areas

Students residing in the home school attendance area of an elementary school shall attend that school unless otherwise granted a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District (Parent Choice) through the Administrative Services office at 743-5006. Parental choice requests should be turned in during the two week Kindergarten Enrollment period that happens in December.