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Kindergarten Bridge to School

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A 4-day program in August for children who will begin kindergarten in District 196 in September 2020.


This program is for children who are enrolled to begin kindergarten in District 196 this September. Classes are held August 17-20 at all district elementary schools. Bridge to School is designed for children to ease transition into kindergarten. Students will become familiar with their new school environment, teaching staff, classmates and routines of the day. Parents are encouraged to join their child on August 17 for the first hour and a half for interaction and an information session on successfully parenting your kindergartner. Placements are made until capacity is reached. Waitlists will be created as space is limited.

School location and class times for Bridge to School 2020

Transportation is available to the elementary school based on your attendance area. Busing to magnet schools, day cares and open enrollment schools outside your attendance area is NOT available. Bus schedule information will be sent to families just prior to the start of Bridge to School and will not necessarily align to the school year bus stop. If you live less than one mile from the school, your child may be designated as a walker.

The full tuition for this program is $80 per child. Partial tuition assistance is available at $40 for families unable to pay the full fee; subject to financial verification. Payment is made when registering online or by check or credit card if mailing registration. If enrolling twins, please do two separate registrations for each child. NOTE: If you mail a registration form, checks will not be cashed until after June 1.

Cancellations received by August 3, 2020, will receive a full refund.

Registration is open through May 8, 4:00 p.m.


Bridge to School Flyer (English)

Bridge to School Flyer (Spanish)

Call 952-388-1953 or email