Kindergarten Registration

A kindergarten student looks at the camera while the rest of the class in the background is busy doing activities.

Register now for the 2021-22 school year!

Kindergarten is an exciting and important first step on your student's educational journey. In PSD, you'll find students are supported in many ways with caring teachers and staff, positive school and classroom culture, as well as a collaborative, safe and welcoming learning environment.

Eligibility: Children must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2021 (Superintendent's Policy JEB) to be registered for kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year.

Cost:  Kindergarten in PSD is free (all-day and half-day programs)!

Plans for the 2021-22 school year: PSD is currently planning on opening the school year with in-person learning for all K-12 students five days a week and four days a week for preschoolers. PSD continues to work closely with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, which supports in-person learning. 


How to find the right school and register

  • Determine your neighborhood school: Use the school locator to confirm your neighborhood school. You may also call 970-490-3302 to speak with someone regarding school locations.
  • Look at your choices and visit schools: There are 33 elementary schools in PSD, as of the 2021-22 school year that offer many educational program options. Details on the variety of choices can be found in the Schools Directory or School Options and Choice web section. 
  • Neighborhood schools and school choice
    • Parents must register their new kindergartner at their neighborhood school, including those who submit school choice applications for kindergarten.
    • Parents who want their child to attend a school outside their attendance/neighborhood school area must submit a School Choice application.
  • Register new kindergarten students online or in-person at schools. Registration for the 2021-22 school year is available now!
    • To register online, visit the PSD Online Registration web page
    • Families can also register in-person at their neighborhood school. School hours vary so check online or call the school directly to determine the best time to visit. You will need to bring this information to the school:
      • Verification of child’s birth date (birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate, military ID, original or certified copies acceptable). 
      • Proof of address (a copy of a lease agreement, mortgage statement, utility bill, etc., that shows that the parent/guardian lives at an address within school boundaries)
      • Immunization record or an immunization exemption form
      • Custody documents (if applicable)

 

PSD support services for kindergarten families

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Busing is available for students who qualify. Learn more and find out plans for the 2021-22 school year: Transportation >>

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PSD serves nutritious meals with local ingredients. Families can apply for free and reduced-priced meals. More: School Meals >>

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Before-and-after-school care: AlphaBest offers services at PSD schools. More: Before-and-After-School Care >>

Transportation services note: Families have until Wednesday, June 30, to submit a request for bus services for the 2021-22 school year. Details on the bus request web page >>


Kindergarten gives children a foundation for successful learningA young boy holds a pencil.

Kindergarten helps young children establish a love of learning, giving them a foundation to build on to become successful students and lifelong learners. Kindergartners benefit academically, emotionally and socially. They:


Peek inside a PSD kindergarten classroom

"The student experience is a transformation - watching children thrive in their environment and kids feeling supported in the classroom, feeling excited about being at school and having connections with everyone."  Rosie Navejas, kindergarten teacher at Harris Bilingual Elementary School

Note: This video was produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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