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Kindergarten “Smooth Start” offered in September

posted Aug 11, 2016, 11:06 AM by Harritt Elementary

Students entering kindergarten next fall are encouraged to participate in a Smooth Start day before the first day of school.

Smooth Start is a day to ease students’ transition into the school environment. Children will have the chance to “practice” being in school for a day before the school year begins. 

Children will get familiar with their classroom, learn where bathrooms are located, and learn how the cafeteria works. They will also meet their teachers and have a chance to ask questions.

Students attend Smooth Start on one of two days in September, based on last name:

  • ·         Monday, September 12 for students with last names starting with A through L
  • ·         Tuesday, September 13 for students with last names starting with M through Z
  • ·         Smooth Start hours are 9:10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • ·         Lunch can be purchased at school or brought from home
  • ·         Bus transportation will be available for qualifying students

Kindergarten begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

For more information on Smooth Start, please contact the school office at (503) 399-3457.