Kindergarten Registration begins January 19
Kindergarten Registration begins January 19
Posted on 12/19/2016

Kindergarten Registration at all District 197 elementary schools for 2017-18 will start on January 19 with an open house event at each building. After January 19 families can register at each school in the main office.

Garlough Registration Event: January 19, 4:30-6 p.m.

At registration night parents can find answers to their registration questions and speak with teachers, the school nurse, School-Age Childcare and the principal. The events are also a great opportunity for children to become familiar with their new school.

Registrations packets will be mailed to kindergarten families at the end of December. They can also be picked up at any school’s office. All completed paperwork should be brought to registration night on January 19, along with an official birth certificate or hospital registration of birth.

Students who would like to enroll at a school other than the one in their attendance area must first request an Intra-district Transfer. Families who have submitted a transfer request should start by registering at their attendance-area school. If the transfer is approved by the district, registration paperwork will be sent to the child’s new school. More information regarding the Intra-district Transfer process is available at or by contacting any school office. Should a family like to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, transportation will be available upon request.

All students entering kindergarten in a public school in Minnesota must complete an early childhood screening. More information about screening can be found on the TriDistrict Community Education website or by calling 651-403-8363.

Every child must also have a current immunization record on file before they start school in the fall.

If you have any questions about kindergarten registration please call the Garlough main office at 651-403-8100.