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Register now for kindergarten!

Register now for kindergarten!

Registration for new kindergarten students began in January 2020. A child must be five years old by August 31, 2020 to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment. Parents of eligible students can click here to begin the registration process.

We offer free full‚Äźday Kindergarten programs in all our elementary schools. Kindergartners attend school on the same schedule as students in grades 1-5:

  • Core curriculum of reading; writing; mathematics; science; social studies; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and additional experiences in art, music, PE
  • Transportation is provided to students on an established bus route

Click here to find out more and register now for kindergarten spots in the 2020-2021 school year! 

Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Online Learning Opportunity for Students in Grades K-8:

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to take part in our summer in-home learning opportunity using i-Ready, an online resource that provides literacy and mathematics practice.

Our i-Ready program provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so students can learn at a pace that is right for them. Lessons are fun, interactive, and take about 30 minutes per subject. There are no scheduled meeting times; students will complete the lessons at their own pace. A teacher will communicate with families if there are challenges or adjustments that need to be made. The lessons are offered weekly, June 29-August 14. Computer and internet access are needed to participate. Younger students may need adult help in logging on to complete the lessons. Students and families interested in the summer i-Ready program must sign-up by June 24 to participate at https://forms.gle/AJLL7RUQNa7ZpAFa9

Summer STEAM Activities

Each week during the summer, we will be posting a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activity for students and families on our district website. While these activities will be aimed towards elementary students, older students may enjoy them as well. Families will also be able to take photos of students’ projects and to potentially share them on district social media. Find these weekly STEAM activities at: www.rentonschools.us/learning-and-teaching/summer-2020-in-home-learning-activities

Summer Meal Program

Our last day for regular meal service is Wednesday, June 17. On Monday, June 22, we will move to our free summer meal service. 

We will continue to serve grab & go breakfast and lunch meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the locations listed here.  Children do not need to be present for pick up; families can pick-up meals at any location.

The summer program will run through August 21.

Services for students during school closure

Following a new directive from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, we will close all Renton School District schools beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24. 

We're constantly updating our school closure/coronavirus webpage. Here are services for students/families during closure:

Meal Services
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, meals will be available for any child, ages 1-18, in the front lot of each Renton School from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm daily during the school week. We are committed to providing access to meals to help ensure that all students’ nutritional needs are met during the closure. Meals are “grab and go” - Students will not stay on-site to eat; meals are intended to be taken off campus and can be picked up through car windows.

Additionally, meals will be available at the following locations daily from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm daily:

Learning During Closure
Renton Schools have provided resources for at-home learning during our closure. We are committed to providing equitable learning experiences for our students. These resources are intended to support skill maintenance and development. Paper copies were distributed to students at all schools on Friday, March 13 and directions posted on the district website page for students and families. Additional copies will be available at schools during meal service.

State Testing
The state's education office (OSPI) is cancelling all state testing for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS), the Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM), and WIDA Alternate ACCESS for English learners.

Childcare
We are working with our local partners and with the state education office (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - OSPI), on clear guidance to provide childcare during the school closure. Details to follow.

Building, Field, Pool Use During Closure
Our schools, buildings, fields and pools remain closed to outside organized teams/groups through the end of March.