Kindergarten FAQ

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What is the age requirement to enter kindergarten?

Children who are five years old on or before September 1 are eligible to begin kindergarten. Please bring your child’s official birth certificate with embossed seal to Kindergarten Registration.

When is Kindergarten Information Night?Kindergarten FAQ 1

We have three different kindergarten information nights for parents/guardians in the months leading up to their child entering kindergarten. They are held in the fall, winter, and spring.

Kindergarten Welcome Event (Fall): This is the first opportunity for parents/guardians to learn about the Lakeville Kindergarten experience. Elementary school principals will share a general overview of kindergarten, including readiness and expectations. We have daytime and evening sessions for the Kindergarten Welcome Events. The daytime sessions are held at Crystal Lake Education Center and the evening sessions are held at the District Office in the Oak Room.

Kindergarten Information Night (Winter): This event is held at the school your child will attend. Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet the principal and kindergarten teachers at their building. Representatives from Kid Zone, district nurses, and Schmitty & Sons Bus Company representatives will be available to answer questions. Each school will reach out directly to families about this event, but families are encouraged to contact their building with any questions. 

Spring into Kindergarten (Spring): This event is all about your child. It is meant to be a child-centered event with activities at their school building. Activities, themes and event titles will vary from building to building. Just like the winter event, schools will reach out to families directly with details about Spring into Kindergarten. 

Please visit our Kindergarten Information Events page for dates and times.

What immunizations are required?

Kindergarten FAQ 2Minnesota Statute 121.15 requires that all children must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B series and varicella (or a record of chicken pox.). Additional information, including specified exemptions and the immunization form, are located in the registration packet.


What other health information do I need to provide to my school? 


Do I need to have my child screened prior to kindergarten?

State law requires completion of a developmental screening (i.e., Early Childhood Screening) prior to entrance into kindergarten.

What if my child is not attending Lakeville Area SchoolsKindergarten FAQ 3 kindergarten in the fall?

It is very helpful to the district’s future planning if we know of your decision to not enroll your child. Please let your school or the Student Information Services Department (952-232-2025) know if you are not planning to enroll your child in the fall. If you wish to enroll in Lakeville Area Schools at a later time, stop by the District Office to complete your registration.

When will I find out who my child’s teacher will be?

Because of staffing and enrollment changes made throughout the summer, class lists are not finalized until early to mid-August. Specific teacher assignments are shared with families at that time.

How can I get involved at my school?

Lakeville Area Schools has several opportunities for families to volunteer and be involved. You will begin to receive some of this information at Kindergarten Registration, throughout the spring, and again in the fall.

How can I learn more about my child’s school?

Kindergarten FAQ 4Specific questions about your child’s school can be answered during Kindergarten Information Night or by contacting the school directly.

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