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Enroll Now in Kindergarten for the 2021-22 School Year

Young students look at their teacher, smiling.

Families are encouraged to skip the long summer lines and sign up their children now for kindergarten fo​​r the 2021-22 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 12.

The Welcome Center is located at the RPS 205 Administration Building, 501 7th St. 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. Learn more about RPS 205 enrollment:

Visit the Welcome Center for a special enrollment event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March. 6. Please follow these directions to allow for social distancing:

  • Families enrolling students with the last name A-L should visit from 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Families enrolling students with the last name M-Z should visit from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Need to know:

  • All RPS 205 kindergarten classes are full day.
  • Students who are 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1 automatically qualify for kindergarten.
  • Early enrollment runs through March 12. 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.
  • Families interested in kindergarten lotteries for the STEAM Academy at Haskell or Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour must enroll in kindergarten by March 12.

What to bring:

  • Kindergarten