Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten Info for 2021-2022
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Kindergarten Registration:
Registration information for incoming kindergartners and new students is available at the APS School Registration web page. Kindergarten information sessions for parents are typically held in May. More information about kindergarten in Arlington Public Schools is on the APS – Kindergarten web site.

Kindergarten Screening:
Screening appointments for all incoming Kindergarten students are typically held in June of each year. Students who register after the June screenings will be assessed by their teachers in the fall. This appointment is primarily to assess the child’s individual skills as they enter Kindergarten. Parents or caregivers would only be contacted afterwards if the results of the screening demonstrate a potential need for further screening or student support.
From APS: “As mandated by state and federal law, Arlington Public Schools conducts a screening of all incoming Kindergarten children. The screening process is a non-intensive scan of a young child’s overall developmental skills. Skill areas screened include: speech-language, math, fine and gross motor skills, cognition, developmental history and a review of the child’s general health. The screening is not a readiness test or an evaluation. Screening activities are designed to find those children who may require extra support in school or may require further evaluation.” 

First Week of Kindergarten
The first week of Kindergarten includes half-day orientations. Your child’s schedule for the first week will be mailed to you in late August.  (The school calendar is set by the School Committee and is available on the APS web site.)

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