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Kindergarten and Early Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2020, are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. We assign kindergarten students to the school in the boundary area that corresponds to their home address. Students who enroll after classes are full in their grade level at their boundary school may be assigned to a different school.

For families wishing to open enroll into the Ames Community School District, please note open enrollment students with paperwork completed by the end of January 2020 will be in a pool for priority placement over students who submit open enrollment paperwork starting in February 2020.
After the registration event held January 31, 2020 we will begin the process of identifying placements .



For the 2020-2021 Kindergarten Enrollment please complete the Registration Check-off form in
your packet or from the website. This form will let us know your child will be attending
Kindergarten in the Ames Schools. It may be dropped off at the District Office’s Dropbox
located outside the front door, sent via the email at the bottom of the page or sent in the mail to
the District Office. See the Registrar’s card in the folder for the address.

At a later date, you will need to provide your child’s original Birth Certificate for verification
and Proof of Residence. In this packet, you will find a form for a Dental Screening and a Vision
Screening. These are required by the State for all children starting Kindergarten.  The screenings
must be completed and forms turned into the school in August. As a reminder, your child’s
immunization records must be on file before your child will be allowed to start school. More
information will come in the school packet sent out later in June. 

The next step for registering your Kindergartener is to complete the online registration. If you
have other children in the Ames Schools then you have already received the email about the
Online Registration Update. Please add your child to the registration according to the directions
in the email. If you are a NEW family to our District, please use the New Student Online
Registration form. You will find the application on our District website
within the Student Enrollment link.

A packet of information from your child’s assigned school will be sent to your home by the end
of June. The Ames Community School District will enroll your child into his/her boundary
school according to your home address.  

If classes become full in your boundary school, you will be contacted by the Registrar.
For questions and to email the Kindergarten Enrollment Check-Off form please email our
District Registrar at

Kindergarten Check-Off Sheet

Superintendent’s Welcome Letter

Health Information Sheet

Dental Screening Form

Vision Screening Form

Early Kindergarten enrollment

More information about Early Kindergarten


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