JumpStart Kindergarten programming begins for students Aug. 8-12

JumpStart Kindergarten gives students a chance to meet school staff, learn school routines and to make new friends. Along with academic studies in the classroom, students begin to learn more about what will be expected of them in kindergarten. This will include practicing breakfast and lunch routines, sharing supplies and materials with friends in the classroom, raising their hand in a group, walking out to the playground for recess and so much more!

JumpStart Kindergarten also gives teachers the opportunity to develop relationships with potential students, evaluate students’ academic levels, and make plans on how to best support each student when kindergarten officially begins in September. You can learn more on the Kindergarten web page.

How do I enroll my child in JumpStart Kindergarten?

If you’d like for your incoming kindergartener to participate in JumpStart Kindergarten, your student must first be registered for kindergarten. Learn more about Kindergarten Registration.

Steps for registering for JumpStart Kindergarten: 

  1. Complete online registration
    This will be a time to activate your ParentVUE account! If you already have a child in the district, you may need support to activate your existing account. For support, please contact your child’s school or call 503-399-3000
Complete Online Registration
  1. Contact us about interest in JumpStart Kindergarten
    To enroll in JumpStart Kindergarten, contact your child’s school beginning Aug. 3 or email Stephanie Nguyen or email Jennifer Neitzel.
  2. Get ready for JumpStart the week of Aug. 8-12
    Students will be welcomed to their school for JumpStart beginning on Monday, August 8, 2022! Students will receive a free backpack full of school supplies.

*Note: JumpStart Kindergarten is not currently offered at all Salem-Keizer Elementary Schools. Participating schools are listed below. If your child will be attending a school not hosting JumpStart Kindergarten and you would like your child to participate, please email Stephanie Nguyen or call 503-399-3353.

Schools participating in JumpStart Kindergarten:

Please note schools below may be co-hosting with neighboring schools. JumpStart Kindergarten may take place at your child’s school or a neighboring school.