HSE Schools welcome our 2023-2024 Kindergarteners! Families who live within the HSE School District
and have a child that will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2023, are eligible to attend kindergarten. A parent or guardian must register their child. HSE Schools has 13 elementary schools, each offering full-day kindergarten. You may use HSE's Google Map
to see which elementary school serves your neighborhood. We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2036!
What can you do to help your child have the best possible kindergarten experience?
Reading to preschool children can help your child develop literacy. Benefits of reading aloud that promote school readiness include understanding that stories have a beginning, middle and end. Develop social skills and learn numbers, shapes and colors.
Providing your child an opportunity to play and playing with your child is important for healthy child development. Benefits of play that promote school readiness include improving physical health, developing imaginations and social/emotional skills.
Wellness visits allow your child's doctor to examine your child and monitor growth, overall health and vision and hearing. The doctor will also check on your child's motor, speech and social development. If there are concerns about developmental delays, the doctor can refer you to state or local programs for early intervention.
Prepare for First Day
To help your child prepare for the transition to kindergarten, start developing a daily routine a few weeks before school starts. Have your child wake up, eat and go to bed at the same times each day. Talk about your child's new school and listen to any concerns your child expresses.
Early Entrance to Kindergarten
If your child has a late summer birthday, they may
qualify for Early Entrance to Kindergarten. In order to be eligible for early entrance to Kindergarten, a child must turn five (5) years of age between August 2 – September 30 of the enrolling year. Please read more about Early Admission to Kindergarten Enrollment Guidelines HERE
Kindergarten Open House Announcement
Save the Date! April 14, 2022, from 5:00p – 7:00p.
You and your family can tour the building, meet the principal, learn about programs, and interact with the school bus! We can’t wait to meet you!
Kindergarten Welcome Videos
Click the mascots images below to see a special Kindergarten video specific to your child's school!
Please note: Videos were taken before COVID-19 pandemic.