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Incoming Kindergarten Families

A child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she will be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year he or she will begin school.

Early Childhood Screening

Minnesota requires that all children complete a free screening to detect any health and/or developmental concerns prior to entering kindergarten in a public school. District 196 encourages early childhood screening between three and four years of age. This allows time for a preschool experience or other social/educational opportunities to benefit the child. Appointments are automatically scheduled using the district’s mailing list, or you may call and schedule your own appointment at 651-423-7899. The screening is offered free to residents.

Register online from February 8 - 11, 2021

When registering you will need:

  • Birth certificate/passport / proof of child's age
  • Proof of early childhood screening (if not submitted online)
  • Copy of child's immunization record / medical exemption or conscientious objection (if not submitted online)
  • Daycare information (if applicable)


District 196 Kindergarten Registration Information

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