2014-2015 School year student transfers
As we prepare for the re-districting of our elementary schools and make plans to accommodate the explosive growth taking place in Gig Harbor North, new out-of-district transfer requests will be impacted as follows:
- No new out-of-district transfers will be accepted at grades K through 5
- No new out-of-district transfers will be accepted at Harbor Ridge Middle School
Fillable transfer forms and school district transfer policies are available online at www.psd401.net at the Family scroll down menu under the Transfers tab. Completed forms must be returned to the District office via email, post, or drop-off, no later than April 30th. If you have questions, please call Roxann Tallman at 253-530-1007.
Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015
Registration for the class of 2027 begins Saturday, March 8, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Voyager Elementary school. Bring a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of address (a utility bill). Most forms are available on the District website for Kindergarten Registration. Please help us spread the word by telling your friends and neighbors.
New Student Registration
Welcome to Voyager! If you want to register your child at any time during the 2013-14 school year, you are invited to come by the Voyager office to get registration materials. You can fill them out at school or take them home to complete and then return them to school. Once registered, we will determine a start date for your child. Unless there is an unusual circumstance, we are generally able to start students within a day or two of their registration.
You can get a start on the registration process by going to the district website (either go to the district website at http://www.psd401.net, then go to Family -> New Student Registration or go directly to http://www.psd401.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=223&Itemid=722).
We look forward to meeting you and your family!
School Hours and Attendance
Elementary schools in the Peninsula School District start class at 9:00am and are dismissed at 3:30pm. Students at Voyager are encouraged to ride the bus to ensure a timely arrival and departure. If you drive your child, please arrive between 8:40-8:50am and wait until after 3:30pm to collect your child. In the morning, students are asked to wait in the front hall until 8:50am, and at that time, they may go to class. Kindergarteners attend the entire day, but have a four-day week; Monday-Thursday.
On Wednesdays (except Oct 16, Mar 19, April 30), there is a one-hour late-start, so school starts at 10:00am. Buses run on their regular routes and arrive at morning stops one hour later than their normal pick-up time. Dismissal time is the same - 3:30pm.
This year we are going to stress attendance, on-time arrivals and staying until the end of the day. We understand that there are times when appointments will fall during school time, but ask that other disruptions be minimized. Parents can help:
- Make on-time arrivals a priority. This teaches your child respect for school time and gives your child the best start to the day.
- Unless your child has an appointment, do not pick your child up early.
- Schedule vacations during school breaks.
Changes in the schedule are published in advance in our newsletter, the Stargazer. If you have questions, do not hesitate to give the office a call at 253.530.4800.