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1-30-24 — Kindergarten Enrollment Set for April 11

Jan. 30, 2024 ~ Kindergarten enrollment for the Olathe Public Schools will be held from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in each elementary school. This is an event for parents and their future kindergartners (children who will turn 5 on or before Aug. 31). Current kindergarten students do not have class that day.

Families should bring:

  • proof of residency such as a utility bill,
  • information about the child’s immunizations and inoculations,
  • a certified copy of the birth certificate of the child or hospital birth certificate with the attending physician’s signature and superintendent of the hospital’s signature,
  • as an alternative for the child in the custody of the Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services, a certified copy of the court order placing the child in the custody of the secretary.

State law establishes the age at which a child may enter kindergarten or first grade, and the district cannot deviate from the law. 

The 2024-25 school year is the first year for open enrollment which allows non-resident students to enroll in and attend any public school if the district has the capacity. The Olathe district's policy, adopted Dec. 7, 2023, allows non-resident applications from June 1-30, followed by a non-resident lottery selection process July 1-15.

Reminder: parents must present a form of identification upon entering the building.

Families who are not sure which elementary school their child should attend may use the school locator feature on the district website. Please contact your child’s school for additional details and if they have questions about kindergarten enrollment or the enrollment process. For basic enrollment information, please visit the district's enrollment webpage.

“Kindergarten enrollment in April gives our future students and their caregivers a first glimpse into the kindergarten experience,” said Executive Director of Early Childhood Dr. Kim Hawkins said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for children and families to meet teachers and school staff while engaging in fun activities. This is an exciting time for families and the Olathe Public Schools staff is looking forward to partnering with families to make kindergarten an awesome experience!”