Welcome to Kindergarten

You want the best for your child. So do we. Our neighborhood-based schools welcome kindergartners to a positive and caring experience as the first step on their pathway to school success. We offer a nurturing atmosphere as we challenge all students to learn and grow with strong academics, enriching activities and a supportive school community.

Success starts here!

Please take a look at our kindergarten welcome guide for helpful information, checklists and timelines to help you with the kindergarten registration process. 

We invite you to view one of our kindergarten welcome events below. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Bloomington Public Schools!

Kindergarten Registration Guide    Online Enrollment

Kindergarten Registration Checklist

The state of Minnesota requires all children to be screened before entering kindergarten. If your child has participated in a Bloomington Public Schools preschool or early childhood program we should have their screening on record. If your child was screened in another district, please let us know. 

Early Childhood Screening Appointments

  • Children who have participated in a BPS community education early childhood program (ECFE, ECSE) or BPS preschool do not need to complete another online registration.
  • Register online.
  • Call your school if you don’t have computer access or for help with registration.
  • Para ayuda en español respecto a la inscripción, llame al 952-681-6409.
  • Hadii aad u baahantahy caawinaad xaga diiwaangelinta ee luuqada af-Soomaaliga, fadlan soo wac number-kaan 952-681-6410.

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Send copies of immunization records:

  • State law requires: 5 DPT, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B and 2 Varicella shots or the date of chickenpox disease. 
  • Free immunizations are available for families with no insurance or state insurance at Pond Health Commons: 952-681-6277

Provide a copy of child’s birth certificate and proof of Bloomington residency (utility bill, etc.).

Please send the required documents by email, mail or drop off in person to our school office.

 

2023 Kindergarten Welcome Night Events

Join us at a kindergarten welcome event to learn about your school, meet the principal and school staff and learn about the kindergarten experience.

Kindergarten Preview (Virtual)
Nov. 28, 2022
6-8 p.m.
View the 2022 Presentation

New Code Academy
View the 2022 Presentation

Hillcrest Community School
Feb. 7, 2023
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Indian Mounds Elementary School
Jan. 19, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Normandale Hills Elementary School
Jan. 26, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Oak Grove Elementary School
Jan. 31, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Olson Elementary School
Jan. 26, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Poplar Bridge Elementary School
Jan. 17, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Ridgeview Elementary School
Jan. 24, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Valley View Elementary School
Jan. 26, 2023
6-7 p.m.

Washburn Elementary School
Jan. 24, 2023
5-6 p.m.

Westwood Elementary School
Feb. 2, 2023
6-7 p.m.