Kindergarten Enrollment

  • COVID-19 Related Update (August 7, 2020)

    We understand that some families are not able to complete the Early Childhood Screening due to current COVID-19-related restrictions. We also understand that some children might not be able to complete their 5-year immunizations due to complications at their clinics. Please register your child for kindergarten at this time, including as much information as possible. We are currently planning staff and resources for the 2020-2021 school year and would like to plan for your child if they will be attending.

    Although you may register your child without these items, they will be required once the grace period has been revoked by the governor. Please call 952-928-6774 if you still need to schedule a future Early Childhood Screening date. Please call your child's school health office after August 31 if you have any questions about immunizations.

    Virtual Kindergarten Information Week (May 18-22) 

    Friday, May 22 Content

    Watch the following video for tips and instructions on completing your child's registration for Kindergarten.

    If you have further questions you can always call or email our friendly staff at the Enrollment Center:

    Email: enrollment@slpschools.org

    Phone: 952-928-6023


    Thursday, May 21 Content

    Today we are hosting a live interactive panel at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet. We will have principals, teachers, parents and former students on hand to answer your questions about Kindergarten! 

    If you missed the May 21 interactive panel, don't worry! Below is the recording of the Google Meet!


    Wednesday, May 20 Content

    Bus Transportation

    Riding the school bus for the first time can be a little scary for kindergarten students (and their parents and guardians). To help you get ready for this transition, click here to view a one page flyer about bus transportation including important safety rules, bus routes, and contact information. You will receive details about your bus route, morning and afternoon bus stop times, bus driver and more in August.

    You should also watch your postal mailbox for a postcard from the school district and Park Adam Transportation this Summer. In August, we will co-host a special “Ride the Bus” event where you and your kindergarten student will become familiar and comfortable with riding the bus and review important safety rules before the start of the school year. Click here to view the event flyer.

    School Nutrition
    The St. Louis Park Public Schools Department of School Nutrition strives to ensure that each student receives healthy, nutritious, and affordable meals from professional and friendly staff.

    We know that when kids eat well, they are better learners and are more attentive in class. Our goal at St. Louis Park Public Schools is to serve our students, teachers, district, and community members a well-balanced, plant-strong diet.

    St. Louis Park Public Schools is currently in the process of renovating all of its kitchens with updated equipment that will allow school nutrition staff to serve more made-from-scratch healthy meals. Renovations are already complete at Aquila Elementary School and Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Kitchen renovations will take place this summer at Peter Hobart Elementary School and Susan Lindgren Elementary School. Construction will also begin this summer at St. Louis Park Middle School on a new kitchen and cafeteria. Future plans include the construction of a Central Kitchen at St. Louis Park High School. When complete the Central Kitchen at St. Louis Park High School will serve as the primary “cooking kitchen” for the made-from-scratch meals served at all schools.

    Throughout the school year, the School Nutrition Department holds taste tests of new healthy recipes before implementing the recipes on the regular menu. Students have the opportunity to test a sample of the new recipe and then discard the empty serving container in a thumbs up or thumbs down container. Some of these recipes can be found on the School Nutrition website at https://www.slpschools.org/Page/2253. Try them out this Summer and your kindergarten student will have some “favorites” on the school lunch menu when they go back to school this Fall.

    Student Services

    The model of health services in St. Louis Park Public Schools involves a combination of Licensed School Nurses (LSN) and Health Aides. Health Aides serve as school nurse extenders by supporting the nurse in the health office by performing health office clerical functions, caring for ill and injured students, and carrying out delegated nursing activities performed under the LSN’s license (such as giving medications and/or nursing procedures).

    Specific responsibilities include:

    Licensed School Nurse
    Provides nursing treatments
    Medication delegation, administration & supervision
    Assesses health status and plans for students
    Provides health education
    Provides health consultation to students and staff
    Provides referrals to community resources

    Health Aide
    Provides first aid to students and staff
    Administers medication (under the direction of the LSN)
    Assists with vision screening
    Processes immunization records
    Maintains Health Records

    Absences

    Report your child's absence each day your child is ill by calling the attendance line at the school. Please report the reason for the absence. If your child is ill, report the symptoms and/or any diagnosed communicable condition.

    Please contact the school Health Office if your child has any injury or illness that will require modifications in his/her school day, prior to returning to school.

    Medications

    At times, it may be necessary for a student to take medication during the school day. If school personnel must administer a medication, several conditions must be met and a form must be completed. More information including the conditions and form can be found online at https://www.slpschools.org/Page/227.

    Central Clinic

    Central Community Clinic is a free, walk-in clinic for children from birth through high school who live or go to school to public or private schools in St. Louis Park or Hopkins school districts. Central Clinic’s mission is to reduce barriers to health care for the children and youth of our community.

     The clinic is located in Central Community Center at the intersection of Highway 7 & Wooddale Ave. The clinic entrance is on 35th Street on the northwest side of the building (near the high school football field). 

    The clinic is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. during the school year; the clinic is closed from the end of school until approximately the last week of July, and during school holidays.

    No appointments are needed (or offered)—patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. Central is an independent clinic, staffed by doctors from Park Nicollet--Creekside clinic. Services offered include well-child care, immunizations (for children qualifying for the MN Vaccines for Children program), evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses, sports physicals, and adolescent health care. Because of our limited availability, the clinic does not manage chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or depression, but we can provide referral information when additional care is needed. We do not have X-ray or facilities to care for significant injuries.

    Click the following links to view a one-page flyer regarding the Central Clinic: English | Spanish | Somali

    Did You Know? The Student Services Department is also responsible for the areas of Special Education for Students from Early Childhood to Age 21 (for some students) and Services for Homeless Students. Call 952-928-6069 for additional information.


    Tuesday, May 19 Content

    Kindergarten Critical Outcomes: English | Spanish | Somali


    Monday, May 18 Content 

    Aquila: PowerPoint | PDF

    Park Spanish Immersion: PowerPoint | PDF

    Peter Hobart: PowerPoint | PDF

    Susan Lindgren: PowerPoint | PDF

    A message from Superintendent Osei:

     


    Welcome!

    St. Louis Park Public Schools is excited to welcome the Class of 2033 to Kindergarten in the fall of 2020! This website contains information to make sure you and your child are ready for Kindergarten. Please use the links on the left side of the page to navigate to different areas of information. Download a copy of the 2020-21 Kindergarten Guide!


    How to Register

    The Enrollment Center at St. Louis Park Public Schools is here to assist your family with Kindergarten Registration for this fall’s class of 2033! We are adapting our work to continue to assist you with registration during this time of social distancing. 

    Please complete your registration packet and bring it to the District Office at 6311 Wayzata Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416. 

    A completed Kindergarten Registration Packet will consist of the following items:

    • Early Childhood Screening Requirement form and/or a copy of the Screening Document 
    • Signed Student Registration Form
    • Ethnicity, Home Language, and Prior School Attendance Form
    • Signed Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Contact and Student Health Information 
    • Signed Student Health History
    • Copy of the student’s Birth Certificate 
    • Copy of the student’s Immunization records
    • Copy of Parent(s)/Guardian(s) proof of residency - in the form of a utility bill or lease agreement

    We have installed a secure drop box for you at the District Office to be able to drop off your registration packet. It is attached to the outside of the building, next to the back door. The drop box is always available - even for after hours drop off.

    Please note that submitting a registration packet does not mean your child is registered for school. Enrollment Center Staff will check the drop box regularly, review registration packets and contact you with any questions. If we do not contact you, CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CHILD IS REGISTERED FOR KINDERGARTEN! The next communication you will receive is from your child’s school.

    We look forward to meeting you and your child to continue your educational journey towards graduation in 2033!  This is an exciting time and we are here to support you. Please contact the Enrollment Center with any questions you have about Kindergarten Registration.

    Enrollment Center Staff
    email: enrollment@slpschools.org


    Learn More

    Things you should know about Kindergarten in St. Louis Park: 

    • Rigorous Instruction
    • IB-PYP and Spanish Immersion Options
    • Average Kindergarten Class Size of 23
    • Focus on Equity for ALL learners
    • Updated Facilities Focused on Next Century Learning and Student Safety
    • Before and After School Care Available

     Watch this short video to get a glimpse of what Kindergarten will be like for your child: