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Calling all 2013-14 Kindergartners

The WDMCS is currently taking names for the 2013-14 kindergarten class. Any child who will be five years old by Sept. 15, 2013, will be eligible for kindergarten next school year. If you or a family you know has a child that will be starting kindergarten next year, please follow these steps to get your child’s name placed on our list. If you are not sure which building attendance area you live in, please call 633-5101.

STUDENT PLACEMENT
Schools are assigned based on the student’s home address. Our kindergarten classrooms are limited to 26 students per class. Because of this, some of our buildings do get full. By getting your child’s name placed on a kindergarten list now, you will hold a spot for the 2013-14 school year.

Any students put on our list after a building is full will be assigned — or “capped out” — to another elementary building in our district.

Parents should note that a school is responsible for placing students who live within its boundary area and any capped out students from another building before placing students who may voluntarily come from a different district or school. Parents are welcome to request a voluntary transfer or an open enrollment application. However, we cannot guarantee placement at a specific school and will not know if there is space at a requested school until August 2013.

A capped out student is a child who lives in one school boundry area in the WDMCS, but because the kindergarten classrooms (which are limited to 26 students per class) were full at that building, was assigned to another elementary building in our district. Students who are capped out receive free transportation.

A voluntary transfer student is a child who lives in one school boundary area in the WDMCS, but requests to attend a school in another boundary area within the WDMCS. Parents who request a voluntary transfer are required to make their own transportation arrangements to and from school.

An open enrolled student is a child who lives in one district, but requests to attend another.  Parents who request an open enrollment are required to make their own transportation arrangements to and from school.

If you have questions about cap outs, voluntary transfers or open enrollment, please call the office of school/community relations at 633-5022.