Welcome Incoming 2019-2020 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!):


You may enroll at the main office of West Portal Elementary School (within the SFUSD deadlines). Please be sure to bring all required documentation, including a photo ID. Enter through the door on Lenox Way near Taraval and proceed to the top of the stairs. Please note, the school is CLOSED, and enrollment will not be available, the week beginning March 25.

Kindergarten Orientation

New parent orientation took place Wednesday, May 8, 6:00-7:30pm. If you weren’t able to make it, you can download a copy of the slides here. As always, feel free to reach out to us at info@westportalschool.com with any follow up questions!

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!


Your registration packet includes a pink form to provide contact information to the West Portal Parent Club. We use the information to create email lists to communicate with parents. If you did not receive or fill out the form, 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 2019-202 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.


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/.