Kindergarten Enrollment


Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Your child has been learning since birth and the family has been influential by providing encouragement, support and involvement. Kindergarten is a time to foster and grow that love of learning through exploration of new interests in the world and by building knowledge and skills. Kindergarten is an important milestone for lifelong learning. At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we believe that every student is unique, and we are committed to focusing on each individual student's potential for academic excellence. 

Our exceptional kindergarten teachers have a genuine love of learning and a commitment to the gifts of young learners. They help spark imagination, and inspire passion to ask questions, discover the world, create beauty, and excel. Working with you as their partner, they will guide your child along a lifelong journey of learning. 

Each of our eight diverse elementary schools and three magnet schools will prepare your kindergartner for success during the rest of school and in life. 

Kindergarten Enrollment Process

Children who reach their 5th birthday on or before September 1 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the school year immediately following their birthday.

1. Early Childhood Screening 

Early Childhood Screening is required for all children before they start kindergarten. Screening can be done when your child is 3-5 years old. Robbinsdale Area Schools offers free screening at the New Hope Learning Center, 8301 47th Ave. N. New Hope. To make an appointment, call (763) 504-4180 and visit our webpage for more information. 

2. Prepare the Following Documents:

New families interested in attending Robbinsdale Area Schools for the current 2016-2017 school year can now register online with our easy-to-use Campus Online Registration system! Click here to start the registration process. (Please note that the Online Registration System is not for enrolling in one of our magnet schools.)

3. Contact your local elementary school to complete the enrollment process.

Where Will My Child Attend School?

If you are not sure in which school attendance area you live, check out our School Finder. All you need is your address to find out what school your child will attend for elementary, middle, and high school.

Elementary School Transfer and Open Enrollment Information

Parents who would like to enroll their child in a Robbinsdale area elementary school different from the school in their assigned boundary must complete a school transfer form. 

Parents who would like to enroll their child in a Robbinsdale area elementary school who reside outside of the Robbinsdale District must complete an open enrollment application. 

Please visit 
School Transfer and Open Enrollment for application forms and more detailed information about these processes. You can also contact your preferred school for assistance with the process. 

School Transportation

A school bus schedule with pick-up times, locations, and routes will be mailed to parents at the end of August. Kindergarten students who live within a half-mile of school will walk to school. For more information, call the Transportation Department at (763) 504-8107 and visit the Transportation Services website.

Kindergarten Family Guide Booklet

The Kindergarten Family Guide is available here and in all elementary schools and the district office.

Kindergarten Readiness Newsletter

Parents, you are your child's most important teacher!

Sign up here to start receiving monthly newsletters, March-August 2017, that include parenting tips, learning games and activities and updates about the start of school.

The April issue will also tell you how to obtain our wonderful Kindergarten Summer Kits. This beautiful, professionally developed collection provides a summer full of learning and play for you and your child. Your soon-to-be kindergartner will be more ready than ever, thanks to YOU!

Additional Programs

Adventure Club (Before- and After-School Care)

Important Links

Kindergarten Family Guide

Kindergarten Family Guide (Spanish)

Kindergarten Timeline

Kindergarten Timeline (Spanish)

K-5 Registration Form - English

Magnet School Information 

Health and Physical Examination Form

Scholarship Application Form for Family Financial Determination Form for Magnet School Lottery

Immunization Requirements

Early Childhood Screening