Connect to Kindergarten

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Incoming Kindergarten Families:

Please Join Us April 27

It’s time to prepare for kindergarten! Each spring we hold a special event for families who have a child beginning kindergarten in the fall. The evening gives students and families the chance to meet school staff, become familiar with their school and learn the next steps in beginning kindergarten.

At Connect to Kindergarten, families will have the opportunity to meet the school’s principal and kindergarten teachers. They’ll also learn more about their school and topics such as registration, absences, riding the school bus and how to prepare for the start of kindergarten.

We can’t emphasize enough how helpful participation in this event is to both families and elementary schools. Connect to Kindergarten helps children become excited and comfortable with starting school as well as gives parents the opportunity to ask questions. Also, participation helps schools project enrollment numbers and prepare the classroom for your student.

This year, each school is hosting their own virtual Connect to Kindergarten event from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, April 27th. Please see the list below for your school’s meeting link.

Connect to Kindergarten Meeting Links

On Tuesday, April 27th follow your school’s link to join their Connect to Kindergarten event.

Join Cherry Park Elementary’s virtual event

Join Earl Boyles Elementary’s virtual event

Join Gilbert Heights Elementary’s virtual event

Join Gilbert Park Elementary’s virtual event

Join Lincoln Park Elementary’s virtual event

Join Menlo Park Elementary’s virtual event

Join Mill Park Elementary’s virtual event

Join Ventura Park Elementary’s virtual event

Join West Powellhurst Elementary’s virtual event

Identify Your Neighborhood School

If you are unsure which school your home address is affiliated with, you can identify your neighborhood school here or call 503-256-6526.

Welcome to Kindergarten Video

Watch our Welcome to Kindergarten video for an overview on beginning kindergarten with David Douglas School District!

Cantonese – Welcome Video | English – Welcome Video | Russian – Welcome Video
Somali – Welcome Video | Spanish – Welcome Video | Vietnamese – Welcome Video

English Version

Who Can Register for Kindergarten 2021-22

Your child is eligible to start kindergarten this fall if:

  • They live within David Douglas School District boundaries
  • Will be five years old by September 1st, 2021

2021-22 Kindergarten Registration is Open

Registration is open now! We are currently accepting online registration for incoming kindergarteners. Our goal is to have all kindergarten students registered by the beginning of June. In addition to allowing your child time to become familiar with their school and teacher, enrolling early gives our staff time to prepare the classroom for your child! Learn more and register here.

School Contact Information

To access your school’s contact information or website please visit this page. Schools’ Contact information

Riding the School Bus!

Is your soon to be kindergartener wondering what it’s like to ride a school bus? Ride along with Lincoln Park’s Counselor (and their mascot) for a little preview.