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Kindergarten Screening

Hip Hop Hooray - It's Time for K


Screening Dates

Tuesday, August 20, 2024, and

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

How do I register for the screening?

Please CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment. 

At McKinley Elementary, we believe that kindergarten should raise the bar on student readiness! Our classes are designed to go beyond the basic structure of kindergarten, preparing our students to be successful learners and citizens. Our full-day program develops international mindedness through inquiry and project-based learning. McKinley is the first International Baccalaureate World School in Lake County! Visit our website to learn more about this prestigious program. 

Why Attend Screening? Kindergarten screening allows the teachers (and parents) to access a child's skills before entering kindergarten. Through a series of fun but informative tasks, we can determine a child's developmental readiness for the school-age setting. We will provide you with an individualized report of your child's skill progression, including ideas and activities, to strengthen academic and social skills.

To attend Kindergarten, a student must be 5 before September 30


McKinley Meet The Teacher Night - August 15, 2024 - 4-6 p.m. 

Click HERE to review the parent checklist for Kindergarten.  

Kindergarten Checklist

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are thrilled to invite you and your little ones to our McKinley Elementary Kindergarten Open House! Join us for a fun-filled event where you'll have the opportunity to explore our school, meet our dedicated teachers, and learn all about our exciting kindergarten program.  Click HERE to review more information about the Kindergarten Open House.   The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the McKinley Gym.  Hope you can make it!

Literacy and Phonemic Awareness, Math Skills, Language / Listening Skills, Social / Emotional Skills, Self-Help Skills, Fine Motor Skills, and Gross Motor Skills.
*Student must be age 5 before September 30 and if open enrolled, meet their Home District's age requirement as well.