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WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN IN ABSS!

We are committed to providing a foundation that will help our youngest learners build on their futures. If your student will turn 5 before August 31, 2023, they are eligible to enroll in ABSS for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Registration opens March 1st. Our Kindergarten Fair is March 4th from 9am to Noon @ Holly Hill Mall in Burlington!

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ABSS Kindergarten programs offer:

  • Integrated Technology Instruction, Laptops and iPads

  • Smartboards and Document Cameras in every classroom

  • National Standards for Reading and Math

  • National Standards for Science and Social Studies

  • Small Group Instruction in Reading and Math

  • Student Enrichment Opportunities

  • School Counselor

  • School Nurse

  • School Social Worker

  • Speech Therapy

  • Art Teacher

  • Academically Gifted Teacher

  • English as Second Language Teacher

  • Exceptional Children's Teacher

  • Health and Physical Education Specialist

  • Music Teacher

  • Certified Teacher in every classroom

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Roadmap to the First Day

Step 1: Online registration opens March 1, 2023. Need help? No problem, there will be a registration fair on March 4, 2023.

Step 2: Save the Date for our Kindergarten Open House events! Every elementary school in the district will host an open house May 4, 2023. Ask questions, meet staff, and learn more about your school and the fun your student will have learning in kindergarten. Staff will be there to assist families at the open house.

Step 3: Complete Enrollment

Step 4: Staggered Entry in August

Step 5: Welcome to Kindergarten!

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Students who are ready to succeed in Kindergarten should:

  1. Know colors by name and be able to sort them: red, yellow, blue, black, green, orange, brown, purple, and white.

  2. Be able to identify the letters in his or her name in order and out of order.

  3. Be able to write at least his or her first name, starting with a capital letter and using lower case letters for the rest.

  4. Be able to orally count to 10.

  5. Be able to point to and count objects using one-to-one correspondence.

  6. Be able to recognize numbers from 1 to 5.

  7. Be able to tie his/her shoelaces.

  8. Be able to button, snap and zip his or her own clothing.

  9. Be able to sit quietly for at least 10 minutes (ex: looking at a book, listening to a story, drawing a picture).

Parent Resources

Visit each school website to learn more about what they have to offer!

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