Kindergarten FAQ


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 Information Nights will be held in January. You should bring your completed registration materials to this event. Please look for information from your residence attendance area school or contact the school directly. You are also encouraged to bring your child so they can see the classroom and meet school staff. The whole process will last about 20 minutes.

What immunizations are required?

Minnesota 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.

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 Schools 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?

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

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