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.
What will kindergarten be like for your child? What do you need for enrollment? Find out these answers and other important parent information in one of our virtual meetings. Parents of students who are eligible for kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year are invited to join to learn more.
Our elementary schools would like to welcome your child to Kindergarten! Later this spring, our schools are planning to host evening/afternoon events to help parents and children see what kindergarten is all about. Stay tuned for more information and remember that you can schedule a personal tour anytime.
If your child will be five years old by September 1, 2021, you may enroll your child in kindergarten for 2021-2022 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.
Spanish Immersion Plus
Did 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 Kindergarten
If your child will turn five years old after September 1 and on or before September 30, 2021, 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 2021 is scheduled for April 22, 2021. The cost for screening is $350.00 and is nonrefundable. Applications must be submitted a minimum of one week before the screening date. Contact Shelli Reeder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-982-8155 for more information.
You must have the following information when registering your child for kindergarten:
- Original birth certificate
- Immunization record
Click here for enrollment forms and information
Help your child build skills for school!
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.