Bethel School District welcomes all incoming kindergarten students and their families to register for the 2121-22 school year.
Bethel’s “Smart Start” program is a carefully designed, child-centered schedule and series of activities intended to successfully transition and warmly welcome your child to Kindergarten.
During registration (online or in-person): Parents/Guardians will sign up for a time to meet with their child’s teacher (Week 1) and indicate a preference for AM/PM (Week 2) of school. Schools will confirm the schedule for week 1 and 2 with parents.
Week 1 of School
Students attend one day (with half the class), reserving time for teachers to conference with parents/guardians to learn about students and answer questions about the Kindergarten year.
Week 2 of School
To increase individual attention and instruction, Kindergarteners will attend either in the AM or PM (half-day) During this time, Kindergarten staff will:
Students, who are five years old on or before September 1, will be admitted to Bethel’s kindergarten program. Students who turn age five after September 1 and before November 1 may be considered for early entry into kindergarten if they are determined to be sufficiently advanced to succeed in the educational program based on the student’s: