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 ecscreening@rpsmn.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: 

    1. Student Enrollment Form (Version en español
    2. Minnesota Language Survey
    3. Student Immunization Form

    You'll also need to be able to provide: 

    1. Birth certificate (or other reliable proof of student identity and age)
    2. 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!