Kindergarten Registration

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Register for the 2022-23 school year

Note: Masks are optional and not required in PSD.

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, 2022 (Superintendent's Policy JEB) to be registered for kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year.

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


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.
  • Neighborhood schools and school choice
    • Parents must register their new kindergartner at their neighborhood school, including those who submit school choice applications for kindergarten.
      • Registering at the neighborhood school does not impact a pending school choice application or potential seat offers from a choice school.
    • 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. 
    • Registering for kindergarten at your neighborhood school between Jan. 3-20 allows schools to determine their classroom sizes, staffing needs, and the number of school choice seats they can offer. Online registration is available for families throughout the rest of the year.
    • To register online, visit the PSD Online Registration web page. Online registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. 
    • 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


Busing is available for students who qualify. Learn more: Transportation >>


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


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


Kindergarten gives children a foundation for successful learningA teacher works with a kindergartner at a table.

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



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