Welcome Kindergarten Families

Middleton Elementary | First Days of Kinder Edition

Upcoming Dates

August 28| Teacher Meet and Greet at 4:00-6:00 PM

August 30, 31, September 1| Kindergarten Orientation

  • Kinder students attend one of the three days (please see below for items to bring)

September 5-6 | Kindergarten Ramp Up

September 7 | No School for Kindergarten

September 8 | Kinder Students Attend with Assigned Teacher

September 13 | Early Release at 1:15 PM

September 20 | Early Release at 1:15 PM

September 21 | Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30 PM

September 27 | Early Release at 1:15 PM

October 6 | Fun Run

First Days of School

We are very excited for you to join our Middleton community! As we approach the 2023-24 school year we are eagerly making plans for your child’s transition to Kindergarten. The first few days of school will look different than is typical as we ‘Ramp-Up to Kindergarten.’ Our ‘Ramp-Up’ schedule gives us time to get to know your child before being placed into their permanent classroom.

“Kindergarten Orientation Days” August 30, August 31, and September 1 Your child will be invited to one of the three orientation days. They will spend this day doing fun activities with all Kindergarten teachers in a small group setting.

Students’ assigned day for Kindergarten Orientation is determined by the first letter of their last name:

  • Student Last Name A – G: Wednesday, August 30 (7:55 am – 2:15pm)

  • Student Last Name H – M: Thursday, August 31 (7:55 am – 2:15pm)

  • Student Last Name N – Z: Friday, September 1 (7:55 am – 2:15pm)

Families will drop their students off at the main entrance and staff will be present to take students to the classrooms.

  • 7:55 am - Kindergarten drop off

  • 8:00 am - Parents meet under the Middleton covered play area for a Welcome and Q & A with staff.

“Ramp-Up Days” September 5-7

  • Tuesday, September 5 & Wednesday, September 6 - all children attend the full school day (7:55am - 2:15pm). During these two days, students will spend time in each kindergarten classroom with a variety of students and staff.

  • Thursday, September 7 - No school for kindergarten students - teachers thoughtfully create balanced classes and prepare classrooms. Kindergarten class lists will be emailed by noon.

  • Friday, September 8 – Kindergarten students begin in assigned classes (7:55 am - 2:15 pm).

Additional Important Information

  • Please send a healthy, nut-free snack, with your child each day.

  • Cold lunch is strongly recommended for the first days of school; however, hot lunch may be purchased. Lunch money should be sent with your child in a sealed envelope or zip-lock bag with your child's first and last name clearly marked on the front. If you are interested in seeing prices, lunch menus or applying for free meals, please see the section below.

  • School supplies will be brought to school during our Middleton Meet and Greet Night (more information and date to be determined soon). A list of supplies for kindergarten can be found linked here.

School Calendar

The Sherwood School Board has adopted a Revised 23-24 District Calendar. Revisions include starting the school year one day earlier than previously posted. The first day of school for grades 1-5, 6, and 9 is now August 30. Meet and Greet Night will be on August 28. This is your chance to visit the school and see the classrooms. You can view the updated Sherwood School District calendar here: https://sherwood.k12.or.us/calendar/

Register Today for Kindergarten!

Registration for our incoming Kindergarten class is available online using the link below. Incoming Kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2023. Registering early helps the school and district start planning for the fall.

Online Kindergarten Registration

During online registration, new families will create a Sherwood ParentVUE account. Parents of current and former Sherwood students will log in with their existing ParentVUE account. Please call the Middleton office at 503-825-5300 if you have any questions.

Paper Registration

Families are also welcome to register using paper registration. Paper registration packets can be picked up from the Middleton front office.

School Boundaries

If you’re enrolling your student or looking to move to Sherwood, you may locate the schools for a home address using our online Boundary Map. Enter your address in the upper left corner to search. Contact Kami Golden at kgolden@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5011 with boundary questions.

School Day Schedule

The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. with doors opening at 7:45 for general arrival. Students eating breakfast at school may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. The school day ends at 2:15 p.m., with the exception of Wednesday when school dismisses at 1:15.

Free Meals Application

Information about lunch and breakfast prices and menus can be found on our Nutrition Department web page linked here. If you would like to apply for our free lunch program please complete the application linked here.


If your home address is more than one mile radius from our school you may be eligible for transportation. To view transportation maps, routes, and pick-up/drop-off times please visit the transportation web page linked here.

Middleton PAC

Our parent volunteer group is a very important part of our school. We are in need of several volunteers to get our PAC positions filled. Get connected with the Middleton PAC today! Feel free to reach out to middletonpacboard@gmail.com to learn more about how to get involved.

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