Kindergartners at Juniper Ridge Community School start and end their year with a symbolic walk under the Rainbow Bridge.
In the fall, children stand with their parents and anxiously await to have their name called. When they do, they leave their parents and a take a special trip under the Rainbow Bridge to be greeted by their new teacher and start an exciting year of kindergarten.
At the end of the school year, kindergarten students cross back under the Rainbow Bridge leaving their Kindergarten teacher and class and being accepted into 1st grade by their new 1st grade teacher. This beautiful ceremony symbolizes the children as they leave the protectedshelter of the Kindergarten to enter the academic grades with anticipation, ready to be more focused and grounded in their learning.