Kindergarten Enrollment 2018-2019 information


It’s time to register for kindergarten!  If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2018 (BVSD)/October 1, 2018 (SVVSD), he/she is eligible for kindergarten beginning in late August of 2018. Parents should begin to consider the school that they want their child to attend.

Many people choose the school that is nearest to their home or within the attendance boundaries.  Neighborhood schools can offer families and children great support and sense of community as children grow through the elementary years.  Both Boulder & St. Vrain Valley School Districts also allow for what is called OPEN ENROLLMENT.  Open Enrollment lets each family choose the school environment that best fits their needs.  Each district and each school may have different criteria and dates.  PLEASE CHECK EACH SCHOOL DISTRICTS WEBSITE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION!

If you do select a school that is not your child’s home school, you will need to get an open enrollment form from the office of any school; complete the form; get it to the appropriate Open Enrollment Office. There is usually a line at these offices during the last days of enrollment, so we suggest you have your application in earlier than the last date for open enrollment.  It does not matter if your application is in the office on the first or last day of open enrollment, or any date in between.  The system of selection is a lottery system and all applications receive an equal opportunity for being granted permission regardless of when they are submitted.

Moving on to a new school and new educational system is a big step for your family.  Janet and Jane are available to talk with you about this move.  We suggest you visit the schools you might be interested in.  As you visit classes, note how the environment feels.  Pay attention to how children are interacting with one another and how teachers and children interact with one another.  Remember that test scores are not always the most important factor in determining quality in education.  We also suggest that you meet personally with the principal to discuss your concerns and ask questions that might give you more insight to the environment as a whole. Try to select a school that you feel is a good match for your child and your family style and one you can see your family participating in for a number of years.

Schools have a variety of Open House dates, visitation dates, and/or tour dates.  Please call the schools you are interested in to see when they are hosting events to inform prospective parents.  There is usually a publication from the Boulder Daily Camera that informs us of such dates & times.  Again, we are available to assist you in any manner during this enrollment and selection process.  Please talk with us, as you need. 

We realize the importance of supporting children and their families as they transition into and out of our program, so once your school decisions have been made, we are also available to talk with you about activities that we do at school and that you can do as a family to ease the transition between programs.  We also sing a special good-bye song – “We Are Sad To See You Go” – as children move onto their next environments, whatever they may be. We have many other ideas for working together to ease this important transition for your child.

Boulder Valley School District

Enrollment Information for your neighborhood school and open enrollment:

St. Vrain Valley School District

Enrollment Information for your neighborhood school and open enrollment:

Information about schools and scheduled tour times is available through this link from The Daily Camera: