Kindergarten

A photo of two kinders testing homemade paper boatsA photo of a kindergartner and her dad during father's lunchA photo of two kinders hugging during lunch


Welcome to Kindergarten at Turner Elementary


Kindergarten students attend school all day from 7:50 am - 2:15 pm, Monday through Friday.
Regular Student Hours: 7:50 am - 2:15 pm
Late Start Student Hours: 9:50 am - 2:15 pm

2020-2021 Pre-Registration

In lieu of our annual in-person Kindergarten Roundup, Turner Elementary will be pre-registering 2020-2021 kindergarten students (children who are 5 years old as of September 1, 2020) online. Please click on the link: Kindergarten Pre-registration form and complete the form to start the first step of the registration process. If you have a question or need assistance, please email Mrs. Hunsaker or call the school office at (503) 749-8060.

2020-2021 Fall Registration
For all students (K-5th) - new and returning, registration will be held on:
Tuesday, August 11 from 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 12 from 7:30am - 3:00pm
During Fall Registration, parents/guardians will be able to sign their kindergartener up for a soft-start day. (See ‘Soft Start for Kindergarten Students’ below)

Registration can also be done online. Parents, simply login to Tyler SIS and complete your student’s registration. If you are unsure of how to register your student online, please watch our online registration video.

Required Documents
Before a student can begin school, school staff must verify:

  • A student's proof of age from a birth certificate (preferred), hospital records, signed affidavit by the parent/guardian, or other approved & appropriate documentation.
  • That a student has had at least one dose of each required vaccination. (See the 2020-2021 Oregon Required Immunizations to see what your child may need). Or, that the student is exempt from required vaccines as per a medical or nonmedical vaccine exemption document.
Soft Start for Kindergarten Students

For the 2020-2021 school year, the first day of school for all 1st - 5th-grade students will be Monday, August 31. However, Kindergarten students will only attend one day this first week. (You will sign your child up for their one day during fall registration in mid-August). Each kindergartener will come in for one full day, either September 1, 2, or 3. While at school on one of these days, kindergarten teachers will be going over expectations and routines. Teachers will also be assessing students' skills and knowledge in literacy & math, as well as motor and expressive skills.

Then on Friday, September 4, there will be a mini open house so students can find out who their teacher will be for the school year and drop off supplies. The first week and a half will look like this:

Monday, Aug 31-No school for Kindergarteners
Tuesday, Sept 1-School for some Kindergarteners (only for Tues. group)
Wednesday, Sept 2-School for some Kindergarteners (only for Wed. group)
Thursday, Sept 3-School for some Kindergarteners (only for Thurs. group)
Friday, Sept 4-No school for Kindergarteners, but come by for the mini open house to meet your teacher & drop off supplies
Monday, Sept 7-No school - Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept 8-1st Day of school for ALL Kindergarteners
Wednesday, Sept 9-Late Start - School will begin at 9:50 am for all students