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Jump Start

Jump Start | August 16-20, 2021

What is Jump Start?

Jump Start is a FREE week-long experience to welcome kindergartners and their families to Seattle Schools. Children meet their peers and school staff and get to know the school. Our goal is for new SPS kindergartners to feel safe, supported and ready to learn.

Kindergarten begins with JUMP START August 16-20, 2021.

Where is Jump Start offered?

Most Seattle elementary and K-8s offer Jump Start. Please ask your school if they will participate. Children must be assigned to a participating school (not on a waitlist) to attend Jump Start there. Schools will offer bilingual help to English language learners and extra support to children with special needs.

Will Jump Start be in-person or remote?

Decisions about safely re-opening schools are still pending.
Whether Jump Start happens at school or remotely, your school will plan fun and accessible activities to welcome your child and family.

When & how do we sign up for Jump Start?

From late April to June, each participating school will contact their assigned families with Jump Start information. Each school manages its own registrations; there is no deadline to register because we want ALL assigned students to participate.

Please call your child’s school before Jump Start if:

  • your child needs medicine or health procedures at school
  • your child has an IEP or we can provide extra support

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