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 join us at one of the kindergarten welcome events - the dates and meeting links are below. 

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

Kindergarten Registration Guide    Online Enrollment

Kindergarten Welcome Night Events

Join us for a virtual kindergarten welcome event to learn about your school, meet the principal and school staff and learn about the kindergarten experience. Links to join the virtual event will be posted here prior to the event.

Hillcrest Community School
Join the Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 9 4:30 p.m.
Indian Mounds Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Thursday, Jan 21 5 p.m.
Normandale Hills Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Thursday, Jan 28 6 p.m.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 26 6 p.m.
Olson Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Thursday, Jan 28 6 p.m.
Poplar Bridge Elementary School Tuesday, Jan. 26 6 p.m.
Ridgeview Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Thursday, Jan 28 6 p.m.
Valley View Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Thursday, Jan 28 6 p.m.
Washburn Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 26 5 p.m.
Westwood Elementary School
Join the Meeting
Thursday, Jan 28 6 p.m.
Bloomington Online School Thursday, Feb. 4 6 p.m.
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 at olr.isd271.org.
  • 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 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.