Kindergarten Timeline

  • Here’s your kindergarten timeline:

    1. After your child's third birthday: Early Childhood Screening
      Minnesota requires health and development screening before entering kindergarten. We recommend having your screening done as early as possible; to schedule your appointment call our Early Childhood Family Education Department at 763-241-3525. Visit www.isd728.org/screening for more information.

    2. November: Attend a Kindergarten Information Night
      Attend and meet your school’s principal and receive useful information and answers to your questions about kindergarten.

    3. Register your child at your new school
      This online guide provides all the instructions and forms you need to enroll your child at your new school by March 13. Our school staff is ready to welcome you and your kindergartner.

    4. June: Have your child immunized
      Minnesota law requires that all school children be immunized allowing for certain specified exemptions. 

      Exemptions: No student is required to receive an immunization if they have a medical contraindication or if they have laboratory evidence that immunity exists. No student is required to have an immunization that is contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his or her parent / guardian. A medical waiver must be signed by a physician and conscientious objections must be notarized.

    5. July: Deadline for Daycare Transportation form
      If your child will be attending a daycare program, including the district’s EdVenture Club (at the school), submit the form no later than July 31 to assure your child’s transportation needs are communicated.

    6. August: Your assignments mailed
      Watch your mailbox mid-month for your teacher’s name, room assignment and school bus schedules.

      Register for extended day programs
      Extended day programs offer before and after school options to accommodate your schedule. Register by August 15 for the first week of school.

      Attend your school’s open house
      What a great way to see the school and meet teachers, staff, students and families, as well as learning about your new school year...plan to attend!

    7. September: First day of school!
      Your kindergartner is now a student and on their way to achieving their dreams. We can hardly wait to educate, inspire and empower your child!