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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!

Grades 1-12 Student Enrollment

  • To enroll your student at any Richfield School, we need the following:

    • Birth Certificate or other reliable proof of student identity and age.
    • Student Enrollment Form
    • Student Immunization Form
    • Minnesota Language Survey

    To enroll your student in Grades 1-12, we need the additional following:

    • Name and address of the previous school attended (for requesting Student records)
    • A copy of the student's IEP if previously receiving Special Education Services
    • A copy of the students 504 Plan if previously receiving 504 accommodations

    To enroll your student if you live outside of the district, we need the additional following:

    • Open Enrollment Form