Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! Enrolling your child in school early allows the district to prepare for the best possible education for your child, including planning for classrooms and teachers, as well as giving your child the time, support and resources to prepare for their first year of school.

Although the district will not know exactly how school may look in the fall, kindergarten students are sure to thrive with the support of trained educators to support students both with in-person and online learning options.

Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 10, 2022 are eligible to register.

For information about registering for kindergarten, call your assigned school or call the Office of K-12 Education at 503-399-2632.

ParentVUE: Complete online registration
WATCH: How to complete online registration

Registration Forms

Parents who prefer to fill out a paper form rather than doing the online registration process may do so by downloading the form. Completed forms can be emailed to Kandie Goode in the Elementary Education office.

Find Your Child’s Assigned School

If you are not sure which school is in your neighborhood area, find your school based on the address where your child lives with our Online School Finder. You can also call the Boundary Information line Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 503-399-3246.

What You Need to Register for Kindergarten

To register a child for kindergarten, parents please provide:

Immunization records

Documents to verify:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residence

Kindergarten Readiness

Getting a great start in school will help your child get a great start in life. Children do better in school, and enjoy school more, when they enter kindergarten with a few basic skills.

Parents can help their children get ready to start kindergarten by helping them:

  • Hold and use a pencil, crayon and scissors correctly.
  • Write their name with correct capital and lower case letters.
  • Identify numbers, basic shapes, colors and patterns.
  • Learn how to take turns and share with others.
  • Follow simple rules, routines and directions.
  • Identify the letters of the alphabet.

New state standards have elevated learning expectations for all students. Once considered a transitional year between home and school, kindergarten now represents a child’s first year of formal education.

If you have questions about how to help your child get ready for kindergarten, please contact your school principal.

All Salem-Keizer elementary schools are committed to helping each kindergarten student make as much social and academic progress as possible, while developing confidence and a love of learning. School principals and staff are here to help your student take this important first step into education.