Welcome to Kindergarten

You want the best for your child. So do we. Our neighborhood-based schools welcome kindergartners to a positive and caring experience as the first step on their pathway to school success. We offer a nurturing atmosphere as we challenge all students to learn and grow with strong academics, enriching activities and a supportive school community.

Welcome to Kindergarten - success starts here!

Children who turn 5 on or before September 1 of the current school year are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. 

Please take a look at our kindergarten welcome guide for helpful information, checklists and timelines to help you with the kindergarten registration process. 

We invite you to view one of our kindergarten welcome events below. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to 草榴社区 Public Schools!

Kindergarten Registration Guide    Online Enrollment

Kindergarten Registration Checklist

The state of Minnesota requires all children to be screened before entering kindergarten. If your child has participated in a 草榴社区 Public Schools preschool or early childhood program we should have their screening on record. If your child was screened in another district, please let us know. 

Early Childhood Screening Appointments

  • Children who have participated in a BPS community education early childhood program (ECFE, ECSE) or BPS preschool do not need to complete another online registration.
  • Register online.
  • Call your school if you don鈥檛 have computer access or for help with registration.
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Send copies of immunization records:

  • State law requires: 5 DPT, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B and 2 Varicella shots or the date of chickenpox disease. 
  • Free immunizations are available for families with no insurance or state insurance at Pond Health Commons: 952-681-6277

Provide a copy of child鈥檚 birth certificate and proof of 草榴社区 residency (utility bill, etc.).

Please send the required documents by email, mail or drop off in person to our school office.

 

Kindergarten Welcome Night Events

Join us at a kindergarten welcome event to learn about your school, meet the principal and school staff and learn about the kindergarten experience.

Not sure which school area you live in? 

Find your school

District-wide Kindergarten Preview
Virtual meeting
Nov. 9, 2023

Hillcrest Community School
Enrollment information for Hillcrest
Feb. 6, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Indian Mounds Elementary School
Jan. 25, 2024
6-7 p.m.

New Code Academy (K-12 Online School)
Virtual meeting
Feb. 8, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Normandale Hills Elementary School
Jan. 25, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Oak Grove Elementary School
Jan. 30, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Olson Elementary School
Jan. 25, 2024
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Poplar Bridge Elementary School
Jan. 25, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Ridgeview Elementary School
Feb. 1, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Valley View Elementary School
March 7, 2024
6-7 p.m.

Washburn Elementary School
Jan. 25, 2024
5-6 p.m.

Westwood Elementary School
Jan. 25, 2024
6-7 p.m.