Welcome Incoming 2018-2019 Kindergartners!

A warm welcome to our incoming West Portal Elementary kindergarten class! We are looking forward to getting to know you and continuing to welcome you to our community over the summer and coming years. A few notes about upcoming events and communication (plus see new PARKING and line up info linked below with a handy map!):

Summer Playdates

Your enrollment packet includes dates, times, and locations for three summer playdates, this June, July, and August. All of the playdates will be a great chance to meet current families and other incoming kinder families. During the August playdate, your child will receive their teacher assignment, and the kindergarten teachers will be in attendance!


Hopefully you’ve already received emails from the West Portal Parent Club. If you have not, please email kinder_fun@westportalschool.com with:

  1. First and Last Name and email address for Parent/Guardian 1

  2. First and Last Name and email address for Parent/Guardian 2

  3. First and Last Name for Student

  4. First and Last Name, and 2018-2019 Grade for Student’s sibling (if sibling will also attend West Portal)

Social Media

Check out our Facebook page for a fun way to be in touch with the community! You'll get everything you *need* to know via email. Facebook is just gravy.


We held a kindergarten orientation in April. If you enrolled after Round 1 or weren’t able to make it for another reason, not to worry! You can find the slides here. The slides were prepared by the entire kindergarten teaching staff and cover the basics of arrival, what to bring, what to expect, etc.


This Kindergarten-specific Where to Park flyer and map of the West Portal campus and surround areas has information about parking for drop off and pick up and instructions/locations for where your child should line up to meet their teacher. Take a look to orient yourself before the first day, and be sure to leave plenty of time for parking, finding your line up area, and maybe a photo or two!


For questions at any point, or to be connected to a current family to speak about particular experiences or issues, feel free to email kinder_fun@westportalschool.com.

The tour packet, which includes general information about the school, is available at http://www.westportalschool.com/school-tours/.