Kindergarten at Forest Lake Area Schools
Forest Lake Area Schools provides all day, every day kindergarten at all of our elementary schools at no cost to families.
If your child will be five years old by September 1, 2020, you may enroll your child in kindergarten for 2020-2021 at any time by downloading and completing the enrollment forms and submitting them to your child's school. If you are unsure about which school your child will attend, feel free to contact the Forest Lake Area Schools Welcome Center by calling 651-982-3154.
Exploring KindergartenOur elementary schools host an Exploring Kindergarten event each spring to provide incoming kindergarteners a taste of the kindergarten experience. Please check with your child's school for more information on dates and times.
Spanish Immersion PlusDid you know that we also offer a Spanish Immersion option beginning in kindergarten? Go to the Spanish Immersion page to learn more.
Early Entrance to KindergartenIf your child will turn five years old after September 1 and on or before September 30, 2020, and exhibits social/emotional, intellectual, academic, and language skills you see as indicating readiness for kindergarten, and if you desire to have your child considered for early entrance to kindergarten, you may apply to have your child screened for early entrance to kindergarten in Forest Lake Area Schools.Early Entrance screening for fall 2020 was originally scheduled to be held on April 9. This date is cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. When/if a new date is determined, it will be posted here.The cost for screening is $350.00 and is nonrefundable. Applications must be submitted a minimum of one week before the screening date. Contact Joy Mouch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-982-8155 for more information.
You must have the following information when registering your child for kindergarten:
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- Original birth certificate
- Immunization record
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For more information on kindergarten in Forest Lake Area Schools and all of the great opportunities for our youngest students, contact your local elementary school principal.