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Kindergarten Round Up

Is your child starting kindergarten in the Anchorage School District in the 2019-20 school year? Then come join us on April 24th from 10 AM to 11 AM.

During Kindergarten Round-up events, ASD staff will share what to expect as your child begins kindergarten in the fall. Together we will partner to help your child be best prepared to experience early school success. Information will be available on how to help your child at home and how to enroll in kindergarten. Parents/guardians are encouraged to ask questions and take home resources.

Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to be enrolled in kindergarten.

If a family is moving into the district from another state and the child is not yet five, but was enrolled in a public school where they came from, then the child can be enrolled at an ASD school. Being enrolled in any other kind of school in Anchorage (private, parochial, etc.) does not qualify a child to be enrolled here and he/she will need to meet the age criteria.
Note: Kindergarten families need to wait until after July 1 to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch for the 2019-20 school year.

Required documents:
Proof of residency, such as a utility or phone bill, contract of purchase or lease agreement.
Current official record of immunization due by the first day of school:
Birth certificate
*In addition to the documents required for all students, parents should also bring:
Names and phone numbers of emergency contacts and individuals who may pick up the child from school
Copies of legal papers if there is a custody situation

All students transferring into the district will receive a health screening by a school nurse within 90 days, to meet the physical examination requirement.