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Registration Open For Crook County's Kindergarten Jump Start

PRINEVILLE, OR -- It may be the heart of summer, but school will be back in session before we know it. "Kindergarten Jump Start" kicks off the first week of August for families in Crook County School District. The annual mini-school event is an opportunity for incoming kindergarteners to familiarize themselves with their new school, teachers, and classmates. Students attend school for half a day during the first two weeks of August. 

“We try to make it feel like regular school while providing an experience that allows children to become comfortable with new routines. It also gives staff a chance to assess students academically so that we place them in classes where they’ll thrive,” explained Sarah Shinkle, Academic Coach for Crooked River Elementary School.

The program is free and available at all elementary schools in Prineville. Students attend Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until noon, and the schedules vary slightly by the school. Transportation services are available, along with complimentary breakfast and lunches. Families who want to sign up for Kindergarten Jump Start must complete the online registration.

Kindergarten Jump Start Schedule

August 1st - 4th & August 8th -11th 

  • Barnes Butte Elementary:      8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Crooked River Elementary:    8:10am - 12:10pm
  • Steins Pillar Elementary:        8:20am - 12:20pm

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