Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the age requirement to enter kindergarten?
A. Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year for which they are registering are eligible to begin kindergarten.
Q. When is registration?
A. Registration for the 2019-20 school year is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. at all schools.
Q. What immunizations are required?
A. Minnesota Statute 121A.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.). See page 7 of this guide for more details.
Q. Do I need to have my child screened prior to kindergarten?
A. State law requires completion of a developmental screening (i.e. Early Childhood Screening) prior to entrance into kindergarten.
Q. What if my child is not attending kindergarten in St. Louis Park this fall?
A. It is very helpful to the district’s future planning if we know of your decision not to enroll your child. Please call the District Office at 952-928-6000 to let us know if you are not planning to enroll your child in kindergarten. If you wish to enroll in the St. Louis Park Public Schools at a later time, stop by the District Office to complete your registration.
Q. When will I find out who my child’s teacher will be?
A. Because of staffing and enrollment changes made throughout the summer, class lists are not finalized until mid- to late-August. Specific teacher assignments are shared with families at that time.
Q. How can I get involved at my child’s school?
A. Each K-5 elementary school in the district has an active PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) that organizes after-school events and coordinates volunteer opportunities. Find a link to your school’s PTO under the “Parent Resources” tab of your school website.
Q. How can I learn more about my child’s school?
A. You can request a tour of the building by using the link in the left column labeled "Elementary School Tours".