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Old 04-03-2007, 01:41 PM
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I was just wondering what the cut off date is for starting kindergarten in CO. Where we live it's 12/01. My son is an October bday and is in first grade. Would he be kept behind a year??? We are from NY (long island) We have pretty high standards here. My other son is has a March bday and outr 3rd has a Nov. bday. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:48 PM
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This is from my district, the Boulder Valley School District:
Proof of birth date: To be admitted to kindergarten in BVSD, a child must reach his or her fifth birthday on or before Sept. 30. For admission to first grade, the child must reach his or her sixth birthday on or before Sept. 30.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:54 PM
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It used to be that children must be 5 by September 15th in order to enter kindergarten.
But I was just looking at this DPS form (warning, it is a PDF file) and it says October 1st. I am not sure what the rules are for Colorado in general.

Kindergarten in Denver (broken link)

My brother and I were October kids, but in those days, the cut-off was December and our mom went ahead and sent us. We were a little shy but we did okay.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:54 PM
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In general, when a child come into the district from out of state and is already in school, s/he remains in the grade they would be in in the other state. So the kid now in first grade would attend 2nd next year in Colorado, despite having an Oct. birthday. The Nov. child who hasn't started school would have to abide by Colo rules.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:05 AM
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The Thompson school district (Loveland) states that children may enter kindergarten if he/she is 5 years old on or before September 15 of the year of enrollment. Younger students will be accepted if transferring from a public school kindergarten program.

It is probably the same for the Fort Collins schools.
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