Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten registration is open for children who will be 5 years old by September 1. If your child isn’t registered yet, we encourage families to register as soon as possible.

Registering before fall gives incoming kindergarteners and their families the chance to get to know their teacher, become familiar with their school and learn the next steps in beginning kindergarten. Early registration is also extremely helpful because it gives teachers and school staff time over the summer to prepare the classroom for your child.

Registration Process:

How to Register for 2021-22 Kindergarten

We are currently accepting online registration for incoming kindergarteners. The hope is that kindergarten students register by June. But it’s not too late to complete the process. Learn more and register here.

Who Can Register for Kindergarten 2021-22

Your child is eligible to start kindergarten this fall if:

  • They live within David Douglas School District boundaries
  • Will be five years old by September 1st, 2021

Additional Kindergarten Information and Resources

Beginning Kindergarten Overview

Preview Image of Welcome to Kindergarten video (clipart schoolhouse)

Watch our Welcome to Kindergarten video for an overview on beginning kindergarten with David Douglas School District!

Cantonese – Welcome Video
English – Welcome Video
Russian – Welcome Video
Somali – Welcome Video
Spanish – Welcome Video
Vietnamese – Welcome Video

Riding the School Bus

Preview image of video still: bus door and driver

Is your soon to be kindergartener wondering what it’s like to ride a school bus? Ride along with Lincoln Park’s Counselor (and their mascot) for a little preview.


On April 27, each DDSD elementary school hosted a virtual introduction to kindergarten event, called Connect to Kindergarten. Do not worry if you missed this event. You can still receive pertinent details from your school.

Be sure to register your kindergartener soon so that you are signed up to receive further details and information. As the spring and summer progresses, some elementary schools will be hosting more events for incoming kindergartners and their families. Watch for more details to come from your school.

School Contact Information

Visit our Schools’ Contact information page to lookup your school’s information.