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 - 2:20 pm, Monday through Friday. School doors open at 7:30 am for breakfast or students can play on the playground until classrooms open at 7:40 am.

Generally, children must be five years of age on or before September 1 in order to register for kindergarten. Parents/Guardians who are interested in early entrance to kindergarten should note the new policy set by the Cascade School Board in February of 2023. The process must begin by notifying the Director of Special Programs by June 16, and then providing results of a private evaluation of key areas.


Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open.          

Please complete the 2024-25 pre-registration for each new student. Completing the pre-registration form is only the first part of the registration process. 

We cannot approve your pre-registration and move you to the official registration login until our school staff verifies documents pertaining to the new student. Please provide the school with the following for you new student:

  • Proof of Age: This can be from an original  birth certificate (preferred) or hospital record.
  • Proof of Residency: A recent utility bill with a parent/guardian's name & address.

If you have questions about registration, please contact our school office by calling 503 749-8060, or emailing Tammy Lippold at  [email protected]  On Tuesday August 13 and Wednesday August 14, we will have open registration to bring in required documents, or for anyone who needs help. 


Soft Start

Kindergarten students will only come to school ONE day the first week of the 24/25 school year. On that one school day, teachers and staff will get to know each child's motor, literacy, math, and expressive skills. Kindergartners will have the opportunity to learn about the school and important routines in a small group. 

Soft start days will be Tuesday, Sept. 3rd,  Wednesday, Sept. 4th, or Thursday, Sept. 5th. There will be no school for kindergarten students on Friday, Sept. 6th. Kindergarten teachers will reach out to families on  Friday, Sept. 6th to let you know which class your child should report to on Monday, Sept. 9th for their official first day of kindergarten. To choose a soft start day please email [email protected] 

For more information about the school year, please see our school calendar.