Dear Parents:We are in the process of planning for next year's kindergarten classes. If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 10, 2022, please click on and fill out the registration form linked below. Also, if you know of a child who will be an eligible kindergarten student, please share this information with his/her parents. Extra registration forms are available by accessing our district website at www.ehps.k12.mt.us under the Eastgate PK-K page or by calling 406-227-7770.
The following information is COVID dependent: Kindergarten screening will be held on Monday & Tuesday, June 6th & 7th at Eastgate Elementary School for all incoming kindergarteners in the district. This should not be viewed as an "entrance exam", in that all age-eligible children are welcome. Rather, it is a community service that serves the following purposes:
• To complete an individual assessment for each child;
• To identify any special needs and prepare for early intervention;
• To provide parents with information that might aid them in their decision about kindergarten readiness for their child;
• To obtain pertinent information for school records and eliminate confusion when school starts; and
• To derive an enrollment projection so we might plan for an appropriate class size in each of our kindergarten classrooms.
Eastgate provides full-day kindergarten classes.
You will need a certified copy of your child's birth certificate, proof of residency (utility bill), and immunization record for screening. We recommend you update immunizations prior to screening. Doctor appointments are difficult to schedule in the fall.
Parents need to pre-register their children by completing the registration form through the link below. Registration for the 22-23 school year will be accepted beginning January 1, 2022. Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night is usually scheduled for a night in May. Due to COVID, that date is to be determined. Please check the Eastgate page on the EHPS website (www.ehps.k12.mt.us) for updates. Ensuring classes are equally balanced is of utmost importance and part of our planning process looks at student data and academic levels. These pieces of information can be gathered through our screener.
Typically, our screening process takes 30-60 minutes and we have a large number of children go through the screening at the same time. Because we are unsure of what the Spring holds as far as restrictions go, we will wait to communicate a more specific screening plan once that time gets closer.
Eastgate Elementary School Principal
Registration forms are available beginning Friday, January 1, 2022.
Kindergarten Online Registration Form
(We encourage you to complete the online registration form in Google Chrome.)