If your child will be 5 years old by September 1 it’s time to register them for kindergarten! We encourage families to complete registration by June 1, before offices close for the summer. However, we are still accepting registrations online.
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.
How to Register for 2021-22 Kindergarten
Registration is open! We are currently accepting online registration for incoming kindergarteners. Our goal is to have all kindergarten students registered by the beginning of June. 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
- If you are unsure which DDSD school your home address is affiliated with, you can identify your neighborhood school here or call 503-256-6526.
- Will be five years old by September 1st, 2021
Additional Kindergarten Information and Resources
Beginning Kindergarten Overview
Watch our Welcome to Kindergarten video for an overview on beginning kindergarten with David Douglas School District!
Riding the School Bus
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.
Earl Boyles Virtual School Tour: https://youtu.be/ecMA6Dpg3eM
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.
At Earl Boyles, here is a recording of the event: Link
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.