Kindergarten InformationHow old does my child have to be?According to Alaska State Statute, a child who turns five years of age on or before September 1st of the current year is eligible to attend kindergarten. However, the State allows districts to choose a later deadline, and the MSBSD allows for students who turn 5 by October 1st of the current year to apply for early entry into kindergarten if they qualify based on criteria outlined in the Kindergarten Early Entry Letter from the Office of Instruction. The application deadline for early entry is July 15. If you have questions regarding kindergarten, please call Brenda Hotchkiss at 746-9212.How do I register my child for Kindergarten?Parents should follow the New student registration process to register their student. The documents below must be provided to the school prior to the start of school. They may be uploaded during the registration process or brought to the school building.
When does Kindergarten start?The first day of school for kindergarten students in the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Kindergarten in the MSBSD is full day. The first week of school for students in grades 1-12 (August 18-24) is reserved for Kindergarten Roll-in, a state-mandated assessment of every incoming Kindergarten student. Schools will contact parents to schedule Roll-in appointments. Parents should expect to spend up to an hour with their child and his/her teacher at the Roll-in appointment.How do I know what school my child should attend?Click here to use a school and transportation tool, which will help determine the school boundary in which your child lives.Preschool InformationIf you have questions regarding preschool, please call Holly Peters at 746-9276.
- Birth certificate
- Immunization record in compliance with the State of Alaska School Immunization Requirements
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