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Arlington schools' Kindergarten Information Night set for March 18

ARLINGTON — The Arlington School District will be conducting its annual district-wide Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Eagle Creek Elementary, located at 1216 E. Fifth St.

The Kindergarten Information Night is open to all incoming kindergarten students across the Arlington School District, and a parent session will cover information on:

• The registration process.

• Kindergarten readiness skills.

• What to expect in the first year of school.

• Full-time kindergarten.

• Assessments.

• Student health, including immunizations and healthcare plans.

• The Transitional Bilingual Program.

Childcare will be provided during the parent information session, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Following the session, parents and their children will be able to tour a kindergarten classroom and a school bus.

Parents may go to the offices of their neighborhood elementary schools to complete kindergarten registration packets, beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 24.

To check on which schools their kindergarten students should attend, parents and guardians can contact the Arlington School District's Transportation Department at 360-435-3307.

The full-time kindergarten option will be available at each elementary school, in the coming school year, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition for the full-time program will be $295 per month for 10 months, and parents should be prepared to pay a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Scholarships are available for those who qualify for free or reduced lunches.

If you have any questions, you can contact Margaret Welch, by phone at 360-618-6207 or via email at mwelch@asd.wednet.edu.

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