Sign up now for Kindergarten Jumpstart, a FREE program for incoming kindergarteners that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins. Students will participate in a variety of math, literacy, and hands-on learning activities and receive opportunities to learn basic daily school routines, and become familiar with school surroundings.

All of our elementary schools offer Jump Start; however, participation is optional for students. Students must be enrolled in the Monroe School District for the 2024-25 school year to attend.

When is Jumpstart?

  • Chain Lake, Fryelands, Maltby and Salem Woods: August 13-15, 2024 from 8:45–11:45 a.m. 
  • Frank Wagner only: August 12-15, 2024 from 8:45-11:45 a.m.

If you live in an area that has a bus route served in the Monroe School District, your child will be able to ride to and from school for Jumpstart. Students will be provided a snack, but meals will not be offered. 

What will it look like?

Once students arrive, they will be greeted by our teachers. They will not necessarily work with the teacher to whom they will be assigned at the start of the school year. There will be a variety of activities, such as taking off and putting on their coat, writing their name, and participating in a read aloud that is led by one of the teachers. Students will play outside and do partner and independent work activities. All of these activities will provide the kindergarten team with feedback about our incoming students’ strengths and areas for growth which will inform our teaching and their learning.

What if we have plans and can’t make it?

This opportunity is completely voluntary. We hope you can make it work, but if you cannot, that’s ok!  We’re looking forward to meeting your kindergartener in September where we will have similar activities planned and plenty of opportunities to work together.

Who can attend?

This program is intended for all incoming kindergarten students who are enrolled in the general education program for the 2024-25 school year. Students must be enrolled in the Monroe School District for the 2024-25 school year to attend.

How do I sign my student up?

The easiest way to sign up is by filling out and submitting the sign-up form below. You may also call the school where your student will be attending in the fall. Tell them you’re interested in getting your student signed up for Jump Start and they will help you get started.  

Sign up for Jumpstart

**Please note that signing up for Jump Start is different from enrolling your student in school.** To officially enroll for kindergarten, please visit our Kindergarten Registration Page.

Chain Lake Elementary: (360) 804-3100
Frank Wagner Elementary: (360) 804-3200
Fryelands Elementary: (360) 804-3400
Maltby Elementary: (360) 804-3500
Salem Woods Elementary: (360) 804-3600

We hope to see you there!