2020-21 Kindergarten Registration

  • Kindergarten Registration

    How to register your little one for the 2020-21 school year

    Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible to enter Kindergarten. 

    Step 1

    Do you know where your student will attend Kindergarten? We have Kindergarten classes at all 11 of our elementary schools. If you need to look up your neighborhood school, please enter your home address in our School Site Locator.

    Step 2

    Once you know which school your Kindergartener will attend in the fall, there are 3 ways to begin the registration process.

    1. REGISTER IN PERSON: To register a student for Kindergarten, please go to the office of your zoned school to complete the necessary paperwork.

    2. PHONE REGISTRATION: Call the school and answer a series of questions over the phone. (Due to the current building closure, you may need to leave a message and ask for a returned call.) 

    Atlas: (208) 762-0626
    Borah: (208) 664-5844
    Bryan: (208) 664-3237
    Dalton: (208) 772-5364
    Fernan: (208) 664-2659
    Hayden Meadows: (208) 772-5006 
    NExA: (208) 763-0800
    Skyway: (208) 664-8998
    Winton: (208) 664-3440

    3. MAIL REGISTRATION: Print and complete the following form and mail it back it to the school of attendance.

    2020-21 Registration Form [PDF]

    Full-Day Tuition-Based Kindergarten

    At six of our elementary schools (Atlas, Dalton, Hayden Meadows, Skyway, Ramsey and Sorensen) we have both half-day and full-day Kindergarten classes. The full-day Kindergarten classes at these schools are available to students whose families agree to help pay the cost through tuition. Families apply for spots in these full-day classes, and students are selected through a lottery.  

    If you are interested in applying for a spot in one of the full-day, tuition-based Kindergarten classes, you may APPLY HERE NOW. Deadline to apply is May 22. Families will be notified of full-day placement on June 1.

    Kindergarten at a Magnet School

    Two of our elementary schools (Sorensen and Ramsey) are magnet schools. Magnet Schools administer a separate application/lottery process for registering students. For Kindergarten students who are accepted into the magnet schools, those schools will contact the families to complete the registration process.

    Ramsey Magnet School of Science

    When can my child be enrolled?

    Kindergarten student photo Children who will be 5-years old on or before September 1 of any new school year are eligible to enter Kindergarten in CdA Public Schools. Idaho Code 33-201 defines, "school age" as including all students that reside in the state of Idaho, between the ages of five (5) and twenty-one (21) years.  The age of five (5) years shall be attained when the fifth anniversary of birth occurs on or before the first day of September of the school year in which the child is to enroll in kindergarten.  For a child enrolling in the first grade, the age of six (6) years must be reached on or before the first day of September of the school year in which the child is to enroll. 

    What to Provide

    • Child's certified birth certificate
    • Child's immunization records
    • Family's proof of residence (such as a rent receipt or utility bill)
    • Name and phone number of two or three emergency contacts
    • Health history with list of allergies and current medications 

    Immunization Requirements

    All students registering at any of our schools are required to provide an immunization certification statement stating the type, number, and dates of the immunizations received.  (Per policy 3525.)  Attendance at school may be denied to any child who does not provide an immunization record or proof of exemption.  Any student denied attendance will not be allowed to attend any schools within this District until he or she is in compliance with this policy.  
    QUESTIONS? Call your neighborhood school or the Coeur d'Alene District Office at (208) 664-8241.