2020-21 Kindergarten Enrollment Begins Jan. 27, 2020
Kindergarten Enrollment runs Jan. 27 - Feb. 7. Families can enroll at Open House, online or at the Welcome Center (1201 2nd St S, Waite Park).
The Language Immersion program is available for Spanish at Clearview Elementary School and Mandarin Chinese at Madison Elementary School. In the school, students are immersed in Spanish/Chinese while they learn mathematics, science, reading, writing and other curriculum. Immersion means that teachers communicate only in Spanish/Chinese while teaching students. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Madison Elementary for Mandarin Chinese Immersion at 320-252-4665 or Clearview Elementary for Spanish Immersion at 320-743-2241.
School of Attendance
Verify student’s resident district and attendance area school. Click HERE to view boundaries. To attend a school or program outside of the attendance area (resident students) or attend a District 742 school or program as a non-resident, an application must be submitted and be approved for a transfer before enrolling.
Age of Entrance
To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be five years of age on Sept. 1 of the school year for which admission is requested. Verification of birth must be provided to validate student’s age. If age requirements are not met for kindergarten, preschool programs are available. Early entrance into kindergarten is an option in some instances. Please review the Early Entrance to Kindergarten web page for more information and online application.
Early Childhood Screening
Minnesota state law requires Early Childhood Screening for all children entering kindergarten in a public school. Ideally, children should complete this between the ages of 3 ½ and 4. If this FREE screening has not been completed, please contact Early Childhood Education at 320-370-8250 or register online HERE.
For the safety of all children, Minnesota state law requires written proof that the child has been immunized against:
- 5 DPT (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
- 4 Polio
- 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Series of 3 hepatitis B and 2 varicella
Immunization records must be returned to the school nurse by Aug. 15 before the start of school. If there is a medical reason for not receiving immunizations or if families conscientiously object to the immunizations, complete section 2 of the Immunization Form.