Kindergarten Enrollment

In South Washington County Schools kindergartners will meet new friends, learn routines, develop problem-solving skills and begin building a critical foundation for success in future learning.

As a part of your child’s all-day kindergarten experience, they will have the opportunity to learn from dedicated educators, including their classroom teacher and specialists in art, music, media and physical education.

Students will be exposed to many different learning experiences in kindergarten that will be appropriate to their age and level of development. These experiences will be presented in a variety of ways in order to introduce, reinforce, extend or master various skills. Your kindergarten student will be immersed in a comprehensive, district-wide curriculum including social & emotional development, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health & physical education, music & art education, and media literacy.

Begin EnrollingOnline Enrollment for K-12 Now Open

Learn more about the new online enrollment process here.
Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 are eligible to start kindergarten this September.

Kindergarten 2020 Timeline

  • Kindergarten information mailed to incoming kindergarten families: early January

  • Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Welcome Night: Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m.

  • Multiage Choice Program at Valley Crossing Welcome Night: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m.

  • Spanish Immersion and Multiage Choice Programs application windows: Jan. 6-Feb. 5, 4 p.m. 

  • Kindergarten enrollment window: Jan. 27-Feb. 21. Learn how to enroll here.

  • Families notified of acceptance into Spanish Immersion or Multiage Choice Programs: Feb. 7

  • Kindergarten Open Houses: Tour your school, see the kindergarten classrooms and visit with kindergarten teachers and staff.

    • Armstrong, April 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Bailey, April 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Cottage Grove, April 30, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Crestview, April 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Grey Cloud, April 23, 6-7 p.m.
    • Hillside, April 23, 6-7 p.m.
    • Liberty, April 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Middleton, April 23, 6-7 p.m.
    • Newport, April 23, 5-6 p.m.
    • Nuevas Fronteras, April 30, 5:30 -7 p.m.
    • Pine Hill, April 30, 6-7 p.m.
    • Pullman, April 20, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Red Rock, April 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Royal Oaks, April 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Valley Crossing, April 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Woodbury, April 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • First day of school for kindergarten students: Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

Kindergarten brochure

Kindergarten Resources

Click on the links below to view the PDF versions of the Kindergarten Brochure and the Parent Guide to Kindergarten.