The Oakesdale School District serves all children who are 5 years old by September 1 of the school year in tuition free, all day Kindergarten. This date deadline can be waived based on parent input and academic assessment. Further, occasionally we find that students are not ready for Kindergarten emotionally, and/or academically, even if they do meet the September 1 requirement. If and when that occurs, the teacher and administration will work with the family and student on transitioning back to the PreKindergarten group.
Prior to entering Kindergarten, students are expected to meet certain academic standards. Kindergarten Readiness Standards are provided by the state of Washington and provide guidance to families and schools about what to expect children to do when they enter Kindergarten. It is these standards that the early childhood teachers of Oakesdale use to determine Kindergarten readiness.
If you have questions, please contact Tori Westacott, Kindergarten teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-285-5296.