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.
Kindergarten enrollment for students entering the School District of Janesville in the fall of 2017 is set for December 5-16. If your student is enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-School for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program, you will not need to re-enroll them. All students should enroll 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, 2017 to be eligible to enter kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year. Times for kindergarten enrollment at the ESC's New Student Enrollment Office will be:
Week of December 5-9, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
Week of December 12-16, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday
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.
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).
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 and are processed after the Kindergarten Enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year.