Kindergarten

Welcome to our wonderful community! We are looking forward to meeting every new member of the Mira Vista family. Kindergarten is a time for parents and students to grow and explore, but it can also be a stressful time of change and diving into the unknown. Mira Vista is a great school, with a strong community and talented and experienced educators and we are sure you will love your experience here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Kindergarten Schedule?


Regular Day Schedule: 8:25am Lineup bell rings 8:30am School Starts 2:00pm School Ends Early Dismissal Schedule: (every Wednesday and additional days as listed on the calendar) 8:25am Lineup bell rings 8:30am School Starts 1:45pm School Ends




What is the kindergarten age cutoff?


Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 of the year they start kindergarten to be enrolled.




How do I know what class my child is enrolled in?


All of the class lists will be taped up to the windows by the front office on the Friday before the start of school.




What should my child bring the first day of school?


On day one, please make sure you child comes prepared with a regular child’s size backpack (large enough to carry their folder back and forth), one of your child’s favorite healthy snacks, and a change of clothes. Daily supplies (pencils, paper, crayons, etc) will be supplied by the school, although the teachers will give out a list of items that we could use to help stock our classrooms on the first day.




How many kindergarten classes are there at Mira Vista?


There are currently three kindergarten classes. Individual daily activity schedules vary by teacher. Class sizes are dependent on district mandates. At Mira Vista, we have very strong parent volunteer involvement, and we aim to have parent volunteers daily in classrooms. The kindergarten area has a separate, fenced play area and structure designated only for kindergarten students.




Is there an afterschool program at Mira Vista for Kindergarten?


We will have the After School Program available for Kinder parents again this year on a first come first served basis. There is no cost, but we do need to have students attend everyday in order to fulfill our grant. Every family that wishes to have a student in the ASP will have to attend a mandatory informational meeting; the exact date and time has been sent to every every incoming kinder family, so if you have not received it please see our contact page for the email address of our Afterschool Director.




Do I need to pack a snack for my child?


Please pack a small snack for your child in his or her backpack. Snacks should be healthy (no candy or soda allowed). Snack time is only 15 minutes long, so please pack a snack that can be consumed in that time. Fruit, yogurt, cereal bars, baby carrots, and string cheese are great choices.




Are there free lunches?


Yes, please see this page on the district website.




What time can I drop my child off at school?


Children should not arrive at school before 8:00; there is no supervision before then. The bell rings at 8:15, at which time students line up in front of their classroom.




What are the pick-up procedures?


Kindergarten ends at 2 pm (1:30 on Wednesdays and minimum days). Students must be picked up from the kindergarten yard by a parent, guardian, or caregiver. Any student not picked up on time will be escorted to the office.




Where can we park?


In the large lot below the kindergarten yard, or on Hazel or Mira Vista Avenues. There is also a small lot at the end of Claremont Avenue. There is no parking in the circle—it is for staff only. Pick-up or drop-off at the circle is not allowed. Walking to school and carpooling are encouraged!




What happens if my child is late for school or absent?


Please make sure your child is on time and in school every day. If your child is late, you must sign him or her in at the office and get a tardy slip. If your child must be absent, please call the office at (510) 231-1416 to report the abscence.




What do I need to do if my child has to leave school early?


You will need to sign your child out of school. Please do not go to the classroom. Once you have signed your child out at the office, the staff will notify the teacher, and your child will be sent to the office.




When does registration begin?


Please click here for the district registration page for current registration dates. Please either register online or bring your completed materials to the school during office hours (9–3 pm, closed 12–1 for lunch).





KINDER Playdates

Playdates are parent-run and community-organized. They are a great way to get to know your child’s classmates and their parents. Many lifelong friendships—for both parents and children—are formed in kindergarten. As well, they help ease any anxieties your child may have about starting school by getting to know a few friendly faces.

Meeting your fellow parents not only provides additional ways for your child to stay safe but also provides wonderful opportunities for learning among families.


 Check out our Events Page for dates!!

KINDER Registration
KINDER Tours

Join one of our informative Kinder Tours to meet our staff and PTA.  Check out our Events Page for dates!!

Mira Vista School
6397 Hazel Ave. Richmond, CA 94805
Phone: 510-231-1416
Fax: 510-234-8739

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