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Enroll Now in Kindergarten for 2017-18 School Year


​​​​​Families are encouraged to skip the long summer lines and sign up their children now for kindergarten fo​​r the 2017-18 school year. Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 can visit the Welcome Center, 501 7th St., to enroll. The early enrollment window closes March 31.

Students attend kindergarten based on geographic zones that align with their parents/guardians’ home address. Follow thi​s link to search an address and find the assigned zone school. Once enrolled, families will register students in August and receive a classroom assignment, school supply list and pay fees for the upcoming school year.

Need to know:

  • All RPS 205 kindergarten classes are full day.
  • Incoming students must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 of the kindergarten school year to enroll.
  • Early enrollment runs through March 31. Welcome Center staff are also enrolling students at RPS 205 Early Childhood Centers and Head Start sites. Call 815-967-8070 for more information.
  • Children who regularly hear or speak a language other than English must complete a language assessment at the Welcome Center. After the assessment, the parent/guardian will review enrollment options with Welcome Center staff.

What to bring:

The Welcome Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Click here​ for more information.