Welcome to the wonderful world of kindergarten! Entering kindergarten is a great milestone for students as it is the beginning of an entire lifetime of learning and exploration. West Valley School District provides three distinct kindergarten pathways for families to choose from, but they share many common values. All three programs teach foundational skills through hands-on curriculum by qualified, caring staff who know how to make learning fun. There is a focus on social emotional skills as well as a partnership with community organizations and parents. In addition, all accept students from outside our district (depending on space availability).
Our district is proud to provide free supplies and meals (for onsite learners) to all elementary students. Families can pre-register at any time, but enrollment for the fall officially opens on March 1. Please note that students must be five years old by August 31 for the fall term they wish to enroll for. Read more about each of the unique pathways below to find the right fit for your kindergarten student!
8818 E Grace, Spokane millwood.wvsd.org
This full-day, all-kindergarten program serves approximately 200 students from around the West Valley School District attendance area. All of our kindergarten classrooms are taught by highly-qualified teachers who are dedicated to meeting the needs of each child and moving them forward. Parents are invited to partner in their child’s education by volunteering on field trips and special events and through involvement in the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. For more on enrollment, click here.
SPICE program (Seth Woodard Elementary)
7401 E Mission, Spokane seth.wvsd.org
SPICE is the acronym for Student Parent Interactive Classroom Environment. This program is offered to students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade where parents pay an annual fee to participate. Families of students enrolled in the SPICE program are highly involved by providing volunteer hours, attending required monthly meetings, and participating with a close-knit parent group in planning for a variety of activities. Students experience multiple field trips and opportunities to be mentored by older students. For more on enrollment, click here.
Virtual Learning Center (Housed at Seth Woodard Elementary)
7401 E Mission, Spokane vlc.wvsd.org
Virtual kindergarten is an opportunity for families to guide their child's education yet have flexibility with schooling by assisting with the teaching of lessons. Teachers and parents maintain high levels of communication and work as a team in the education of students. Students gather online daily for a virtual meeting where they participate in calendar activities, games and character lessons. As a way to build in social opportunities, students have the opportunity to participate in weekly Learning In Person Days and monthly field trips. For more on enrollment, click here.