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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,

The big day is about a month away! We look forward to meeting you and your child and want to provide some information regarding what Monday, August 29th’s Kindergarten screening will entail.

  1. Please arrive at the Great Falls campus 10 minutes prior to your Kindergarten screening appointment. 

  1. Enter through the front door and enter our cafeteria that is located directly to your left. (It is preferred that only one adult accompany their child into the building.)

  1. You and your child will be seated at an open table.

  1. Mrs. Murray will go over your students transportation plan and you will also fill out a few additional forms while you wait for your child to return from their screening.

  1. A staff member will greet you and your child at the entrance of the cafeteria. 

  1. The adult that will be conducting the Kindergarten screening assessment may not necessarily be your child’s kindergarten teacher. The internal placement process will then transpire once all of the screenings are complete and notification of your child’s teacher will occur by the evening of Tuesday, August 30th via email correspondence.  

  1. Your child will be escorted to one of our kindergarten classrooms for their assessment while you remain seated in our cafeteria or you may choose to wait outside of the school building. 

  1. The Kindergarten screening assessment will take approximately 20 minutes.

  1. During the screening, your child will be asked to complete a series of activities that examines visual and motor abilities, language, cognition, and gross motor skills.

  1. The teacher that assesses your child will escort them back to the cafeteria. Your child will be reunited with you at the conclusion of the screening.

  1. A school bus will be parked on campus for parents and students to board to examine what the interior of the school bus will be like for your child.

  1. To help your child feel more comfortable with this process, we will be sending out a “Meet the Great Falls Kindergarten Teachers” video on Friday, August 26th. Stay tuned!

Kindergarten Timeline 2022

At this time, 73 Great Falls Kindergarten students are registered to start Kindergarten in the fall, which is 5 classrooms of approximately 14-15 students.

Thursday, August 4th

Optional school tours with Great falls administrative staff. Sign up here:

Monday, August 29th                 

Kindergarten screening by appointment will take place at Great Falls. 

Tuesday, August 30th

The placement process will take place and families will be informed of their kindergarten teacher by the end of the day. Letters from Kindergarten teachers will be emailed to incoming families. 

Wednesday, August 31st

Kindergarten Meet and Greet will be held at Great Falls from 5:30-6:30pm.

Thursday, September 1st

First Day of Kindergarten - “Get to Know K Day!”

Friday, September 2nd

No School

Monday, September 5th

No School - Labor Day


Tuesday, September 6th

Back to School for Kindergarten - Day 2

We can’t wait to see you on the 29th! If you have any questions or concerns not addressed in this communication, please reach out at any time at


Becky Fortier and Deanna Etienne

Great Falls Administrators