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In The Kuna School District, every school offers an excellent education for students. The district is committed to sustaining outstanding schools and fostering strong relationships between parents and teachers. Idaho Code §33-1402 (Enrollment Options) provides parents the opportunity to apply for a change of school attendance zone through an open enrollment process.

There are different windows for open enrollment for the High School and all of the other schools. The dates for the high school are different than the other schools due to acceptance into the ROTC, PTEC or continuing on approved pathway programs at the secondary level.

KUNA HIGH SCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT
Applications for open enrollment must be approved annually due to enrollment and space available.
Requests for open enrollment at Kuna High School for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted from:
March 1, 2017 through May 1, 2017.
Approval will be decided by May 17, 2017.
Open Enrollment is for full time students only and does not include foreign exchange students or siblings.

KUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL & ELEMENTARY OPEN ENROLLMENT
Applications for open enrollment must be approved annually due to enrollment and space available.
Requests for open enrollment to Kuna Middle School and all Elementary Schools for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted from:
April 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017.
Approval will be decided for these schools by August 10, 2017.
Open Enrollment does not apply to any special programs such as Dual Language (except for the first time), TLC, Special Education or Kindergarten. Siblings are not automatically enrolled into the school if a sibling is in a special program.

Applications are available to print out HERE or to pick up at the Kuna School District Office (711 E. Porter St.). Once the hard copy is filled out, you must drop it off ONLY at the Kuna School District Office. It will not be accepted at any of the schools. There must be one application filled out per student.

Please be advised that the Kuna Joint School District No. 3 reserves the right to remove or transfer open-enrolled students at anytime for the following conditions: school or program overcrowding, unacceptable behavior, false or misleading information on the Open Enrollment Application, lack of academic progress, or poor attendance. District policy requires that parent/guardians are responsible for transporting open-enrolled students.

Due to growth within the Crimson Point, Silver Trail and Reed school zones, there will be very limited NEW open enrollment applications to these schools. However, the district will do all it can to ensure students who are currently open enrolled and in good standing to these schools for the 2017-18 school year, will be able to continue attending that school in the coming year. If your request is denied, KSD School Board Policy #632 states that this decision is not appealable by the School Board.

We appreciate your continued support of the Kuna School District.

Open Enrollment Q & A

What do I need to do so my child can attend a school not in our zone? You would have to fill out an open enrollment application.

How do I apply for Open Enrollment? You can download the open enrollment PDF from the Kuna School District Webpage. Once the form has been completed, you will need to bring the open enrollment form to the Kuna School District Office where it will be time stamped. Completed Open Enrollment Applications WILL NOT BE accepted at individual school sites - they MUST be turned into the District office ONLY!!!

When does Open Enrollment become available and when is the deadline? The open enrollment dates are different for secondary schools and for the elementary schools. The high school open enrollment dates will be open from March 1st- May 1st. The high school deadline is based on space in specific pathway programs and possible summer extracurricular activities. The elementary open enrollment will be open from April 1st through July 31st.

How do I know my child has been accepted or denied Open Enrollment? High School students will be notified if they are approved or denied by May 17th. Middle School and Elementary students will be notified by August 10th

If I’m denied Open Enrollment, what happens? There is no appeal.

How does transportation work for a child on Open Enrollment? If you are approved for open enrollment, the parent and student are responsible to provide their open transportation to and from school.

Do I have to apply for Open Enrollment if I am in a special program like Dual Language or SPED? NO for in district students only. Out of district students requesting open enrollment for any special program would have to apply for open enrollment only the first time - after being accepted, they do not have to apply after the first year.

Will a sibling automatically be open enrolled into a school where their sibling is already at such as with the Dual Language program or SPED? If a sibling is currently attending the dual language program they will have to apply for open enrollment. If a student is attending a SPED program, that does not guarantee the siblings will be in the same school. Class numbers will be the determining factor.

Do I need to register for Open Enrollment for my child to attend All Day Every Day Kindergarten? The Kindergarten registration form will have a drop down menu which will allow you to chose which kindergarten program you are interested in. All Day Everyday Kindergarten sites will be determined based on the number of students interested in the program. The students will attend the elementary school based on location of the program and the number of students.

The Dual Language Program

English Application    Spanish Application 

Important Dates for 2017/2018 Year        

  • Parent Info night: April 17th
  • Applications due by: April 20th
  • Lottery: April 21st

 (turn in your application to Reed Elementary School)

ksdkinderlogo1The vision of the Kuna School District Dual Language Program is to empower lifelong bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural leaders and learners who will excel in career and life opportunities using Spanish and English.

 Elementary Program

The Elementary Dual Language Program is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment where each Dual Language student is given the opportunity to learn and grow to their highest potential. Students will speak, read and write in both English and Spanish, while developing a multicultural awareness for our global society.

Students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade learn the same Kuna School District core curriculum as other students and take the same assessments. They learn content and complete assignments in both Spanish and English.

 

Middle School Program
The Middle School Dual Language Program will promote bilingual skills in an academic and social setting while preparing students to perform at their highest potential and be prepared to achieve academically in two languages.
During the middle school years, students in the Dual Language program take some core classes in Spanish. They begin to use their Spanish skills to learn more advanced academic vocabulary. They also participate in community service projects through their advisory classes, which allow them to use their Spanish skills in a variety of ways in the community. Career education through Bilingual speakers from the community is integrated into the core classes taught in Spanish. The chart below shows which core classes are taught in Spanish in seventh and eighth grade:

 

Grade 7 Grade 8
Language Arts 7 Earth Science 8 (1 Semester)
Advisory US History 8 (1 Semester)
   

 *Based on student enrollment and the ability to hire qualified teachers, this course pattern could change. KSD is committed to the long term success of this program and hiring outstanding, innovative teachers to contribute to the course options as we have openings.

 

High School Program
Kuna High School Dual Language students will continue communicating and interacting bilingually while developing an appreciation of culture. We will support students in developing academic and linguistic proficiency in two languages with a cross cultural understanding, develop marketable skills for competitive jobs, and provide additional college opportunities.

 

During the high school years, students in the Dual Language program have several options to continue their study of Spanish at an advanced level in preparation for college programs. Kuna High School offers several courses in partnership with local colleges and universities to prepare students for college courses of study such as Spanish, World Languages, International Studies, Cultural Studies or other majors. Students can take the Dual Language sequence of classes in addition to another career pathway such as agriculture, business, health care or STEM subjects. By continuing in the Dual Language suggested course sequences, students in the Dual Language program can have up to one semester of college completed before graduation from high school. Kuna School District has worked closely with local universities to make sure courses align to general education and other degree requirements at Idaho’s public colleges and universities. The Dual Language Parent Booster Club and the Multicultural Club sponsor a senior over-the-border trip to immerse students in a Spanish speaking culture. Students are also encouraged to take other foreign languages as electives at the high school level to expand their repertoire of languages. The high school offers elective courses in French and German, and other languages are available utilizing online courses through Idaho Digital Learning Academy. The chart below shows which core classes are taught in Spanish in high school as well as other suggested electives and extracurricular clubs. Courses coded as (dc) indicate they are offered for dual credit in partnership with an Idaho college or university:

 

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12

Global Connections - 1 Sem

(Required Core Social Studies Course)

US History – 1 Sem

(Required Core Social Studies Course)

US History  – 1 year

 (Required Core Language Arts Course)

Government – 1 Sem

(Required Core Social Studies Course)

 

- Cultural Studies dual credit course  (year long; exact class TBD in conversations with higher education partners)

- Cultural Studies dual credit course  (year long; exact class TBD in conversations with higher education partners)

- Cultural Studies dual credit course (year long; exact class TBD in conversations with higher education partners)

Depending on Proficiency Level:

Spanish 4 (dc)

Spanish 5 (dc)

(These year long courses count as electives and a required humanity credit)

Depending on Proficiency Level:

Spanish 5 (dc)

(These year long courses count as electives and a required humanity credit)

Spanish Literature 1 (dc)

 (These year long courses count as electives and a required humanity credit)

Spanish Literature 2 (dc)

(These year long courses count as electives and a required humanity credit)

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Additional Options:

Add a third language and study French or German in high school years.

Translator certification course through Health and Welfare (Sat) -Work Study for Credit in Bilingual Setting (elective credit) Senior Trip sponsored by Parent Booster Club

*Based on student enrollment and the ability to hire qualified teachers, this course pattern could change. KSD is committed to the long term success of this program and hiring outstanding, innovative teachers to contribute to the course options as we have openings.

 

Kindergarten

KINDERGARTEN
KinderlogoThe Kuna School District wants all kindergarteners and their families to thrive in a loving, safe and supportive environment. Teachers and staff will develop and nurture each child’s learning potential through academic excellence and social development. We strive to use best practices to meet individual needs of kindergarten students and their families to become successful lifelong learners. 

The district offers a variety of schedules and programs in order to best meet the needs of families in our community. 

Kindergarten registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year, Now Open.
Follow these TWO important steps to complete your registration ~

1. Complete the Online Registration Form.  English   Spanish

2. Stop by the elementary school in your attendance zone to provide the school with an original or certified copy of your birth certificate, proof of address and immunization records.  English List   -   Spanish List

If you bring in the originals of these documents, the school can make copies for you. Even if you have applied for the Dual Language program or the All Day Every Day program, please bring your registration documents to the school in your attendance zone. To determine which school attendance zone you live in, please see the Kuna School District Boundaries listed on the front page of district website under the word "District." 

Each elementary school will be hosting a Kindergarten Welcome events on May 1, 2017 from 12:00pm until 7:00pm. More information about this event will be posted and sent to kindergarten families as details are planned. 

Kuna Kindergarten
The State of Idaho provides funding for all students in Idaho to receive either a half day of school every day or a whole day of school every other day. Schools in Kuna work with their individual parent communities to determine a kindergarten schedule that best meets the needs of their school community. Kindergarten registration data gives principals the information they need to determine the best schedule and number of kindergarten classrooms needed. The Kuna School District is presently experiencing rapid population growth. Planning for our large number of enrolling kindergarten students is an extensive planning process.

The Kindergarten curriculum is based on the Idaho Content Standards. Students learn foundational skills in reading, writing and mathematics integrated with content from science and social studies. Technology standards are also embedded in the core instructional program. The Kuna Kindergarten Curriculum is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards as well as the Idaho Early Learning Guidelines. (links: NAEYC Standards and Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines).

Dual Language Program
The Kuna School District is proud to offer a Dual Language Program, which begins in Kindergarten and continues through high school. In the Dual Language Program, students are empowered to become lifelong bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural leaders and learners who will excel in career and life opportunities using Spanish and English. In the kindergarten year, students will learn the Kuna School District kindergarten curriculum, but they will learn content and complete assignments in both Spanish and English. Students do not need to be Spanish speakers before entering Kindergarten to be in the Dual Language Kindergarten. 

All Day Every Day Kindergarten
Research in education has shown that students who attend all day every day kindergarten programs have higher academic achievement than students who attend half day or every other day programs. The Kuna School District is pleased to offer an All Day Every Day program. Because we receive no state funding to pay for this program, we charge a tuition of $250 a month. Students in the All Day Every Day kindergarten program have extended instructional time to learn the Kuna School District kindergarten curriculum. This extended instructional time allows students to practice foundational reading, writing and mathematics skills in a variety of formats such as games, small groups or centers. Teachers use enrichment themes to connect skill development to topics of interest for kindergarten students such as space or pumpkins. The All Day Every Day schedule matches the elementary school schedule for a full day of school every day. If you would like to sign your child up for the All Day Every Day program, please complete this Contract and the Authorization Form.  

Kindergrow - Kuna KinderGrow Google Site

KinderGrow provides students an additional 13 hours per week of academic, social-emotional, and recreational enrichment. Students qualify for this program through kindergarten screening assessments conducted at the beginning of the year. This program is focused on preparing students and their families for academic and social success. 

Transportation
The Kuna School District provides busing for all students who live outside of walking distance to school. The district works closely with daycares in our community to provide bussing to daycares for our young students. See the district transportation webpage for more information on bus routes from schools. 

Open Enrollment
Open enrollment is the process used to enroll students who live outside of the Kuna School District boundaries. It is also used to apply to enroll in a school outside of your school attendance zone. Presently, the Kuna School District is experiencing rapid growth. Each school building is being used at full capacity and classes are full with students from within each school’s attendance zone. Space in schools for students applying for open enrollment is extremely limited. If you would like to apply for open enrollment in a Kuna School District school, see the Open Enrollment webpage for more information on this process and policy.

Online Enrollment FAQ

 

Welcome to Online Registration

 

laptop registrationThe Kuna School District is excited to announce online enrollment and enrollment verification, for the 2015-16 school year! This process replaces the paper forms previously used for enrollment and enrollment verification sent home at the beginning of each school year.

Implementing an electronic registration system will save the school district time and money, create a more efficient process for parents and staff and improve the accuracy of the data in our student information system.

The complete registration packet is available online and is available in both english and spanish.

Do I need an e-mail account?
• Yes, the online registration requires an email address to register and create an account.  Additionally the Kuna School District uses electronic communications extensively to communicate quickly and efficiently with parents.  Parents are encourage to create a free Gmail account if they do not currently have an email account.

Should I create an account?
• If you've never completed an online form with infosnap, you will need to create an infosnap Account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number.
• If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form using the same account. Forms for multiple children can be completed in the same account.

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change, prior to submitting the form, you can either navigate back to the page using the "< Prev" and "Next >" buttons. Or if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student's school, so they can make the changes for you.

I've completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished entering your information, click "Submit." This will send all of the information you've entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all REQUIRED questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, because you'll need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another – this will allow you to "snap" (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

I'm not sure how to answer a question. I don't know what the question is asking.
You can contact the Kuna School District Information Systems team at (208) 472-9700 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask any general questions about the form.

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Kindergarten Registration 2015-16

 

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year begins March 16, 2015. All new student registrations now take place online. Parents can complete registration online at their convenience at home or in any local school office.

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The Kuna School District inspires each student to become a lifelong learner and a contributing, responsible citizen.

Vision

Working together with parents, community resources and educators, each student who graduates from the Kuna School District will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to have the future he/she desires.