PUYALLUP — The Puyallup School District will offer free, full-day kindergarten at Firgrove, Spinning, and Stewart elementary schools beginning this fall.
Applications for the full-day kindergarten program will be accepted through 4 p.m. Aug. 23.
The district learned in July that the three schools qualified for state funding for full-day kindergarten as part of the 2013-15 state budget. The new funding is targeted at high-poverty schools.
Sign-up forms are available to download at the school district website here. They may also be picked up at the district Education Service Center (ESC) reception desk, 302 Second St. S.E., Puyallup.
First priority for enrollment in the new full-day kindergarten classes will go to kindergartners who live in the Firgrove, Spinning, and Stewart attendance areas. Letters and full-day kindergarten applications will be sent to families from those three schools who have already registered their children to start kindergarten in the fall.
Families that have not yet registered incoming kindergartners are encouraged to do so this summer. Registration is offered for all grade levels from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 14 at the ESC in downtown Puyallup.