Enrolling Your child in school
Here you will find all the information you need to enroll your child in the Richfield Public Schools. If you are not a district resident and would like to enroll in the Richfield Schools, you will need to fill out an open enrollment form. Not sure if you are a resident, or would like to know which Elementary your student will attend? Click on the district map link to see school locations and boundaries.
[Note: Students enrolling in the Richfield Dual Language School (RDLS) in grade 2-5 must contact the school for further information.]
For more information or assistance please contact building secretaries between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday - Friday
August 6, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Kindergarten - 5th Grade Centennial: Shelly Ulmer (612)798-6802
Kindergarten - 5th Grade R-STEM: Lizzet Contreras (612)798-6604
Kindergarten - 5th Grade Richfield Dual Language: Maria Workman (612)798-6702
Kindergarten - 5th Grade Sheridan Hills: Karen Madsen (612)798-6902
6th Grade - 8th Grade Richfield Middle School: Veronica Bach-Dowd (612)798-6402
9th Grade - 12th Grade Richfield High School: Doris Pomerleau (612)798-6120
June 24, 2019 - August 5, 2019
Please contact the District Office: Mary Ihlen: (612)798-6012
For Preschool, please see Preschool Options
How Do I Enroll My Kindergartner?
Step 1: Make sure your child is ready for kindergarten
Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten in 2019-20. If you’d like to request an early entrance for your child, you must contact your choice school’s principal to receive written permission.
The state of Minnesota requires that all children be screened before they enter kindergarten. This is a FREE and simple check of how your child is growing and developing, which includes hearing, vision, speech, and motor abilities. If your child hasn’t completed a screening, call 612-243-3048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the screening.
Step 2: Attend an open house event
In order to make the most fitting decision regarding the program that is ideal for your child, it is recommended that you attend open houses for your neighborhood school and any other elementary school option that interests you. During these open houses, you will learn about Richfield’s kindergarten program and have the opportunity to meet the school principal.
Step 3: Enrollment
Once you complete and submit all enrollment forms your child is enrolled with the district! Forms can be turned in at any open house event, through the mail, or in-person at any elementary school or the district office.
Forms that must be completed include:
You'll also need to be able to provide:
- Birth certificate (or other reliable proof of student identity and age)
- Early Childhood Screening results
If you change your mind about which school you’d like to enroll your child at, you can contact your preferred school to change enrollment options at any time before the school year begins.
Step 4: Let the kindergarten adventure begin!
School supply lists will be sent in the summer and families find out who their child’s teacher is in late August. Then, the fun and learning begins!