Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about kindergarten in Spring Lake Park Schools? Click on the buttons below to learn more and if you have additional questions, contact our enrollment office at 763-600-5018.
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Spring Lake Park Schools provides both breakfast and lunch service to students. Every student is issued an account accessed by a PIN number and students use this number to purchase meals.
- Free breakfast is available to all Kindergarten students
- Families can also qualify for free or reduced-priced meals by submitting an application at the beginning of each school year
- Meal payments can be made directly at each school or by credit card through Campus Parent Portal.
Visit the nutrition services website to learn more about breakfast and lunch at our schools.
Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education child care programs provide high quality services that will grow with your child from preschool through sixth grade. Learning Ventures Child Care programs provide child care before- and after-school and on most school release days, including fall, winter, spring and summer breaks. These programs fill very quickly, please register early to secure your spot.
With flexible and affordable before- and after-school child care, there are options to meet your family's needs. Learn more and register for Learning Ventures Child Care.
Minnesota law requires that your child be screened for enrollment in public school. This service is offered at no cost to all families who live in the Spring Lake Park Schools district. If you are planning to send your child to private school or to home school, the law does not require the screening. However, we still encourage you to participate.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to find out how your child is developing and for you to find out more about resources and programs in our community.
Children may be screened between the ages of three and five. The ideal age for screening is near your child’s fourth birthday.
What do you need to do? Just follow the step-by-step process below and you will be on your way to a great kindergarten experience! Between now and then, we will assist you in any way that we can, and answer all of your questions. Questions about the enrollment process? Call our enrollment office at 763-600-5018.
Your Step-by-Step “Enrollment and Get Ready for K” Process
Choose the type of kindergarten program you would like for your child - traditional or Spanish Immersion
• Traditional - Centerview, Northpoint and Park Terrace
• Spanish Immersion - Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School
Plan to attend the Kindergarten Kickoff Event with your child so that we can begin to know your child. Learn more about these events.
Priority Placement Deadline: Enroll your kindergartener by Friday, February 28, 2020. While we accept enrollments throughout the year, we do expect spots to fill quickly in our Spanish Immersion program and those available to open-enrolled students and intradistrict transfer students. A lottery drawing may be utilized for these limited spots.
- Plan to attend the Kindergarten In Action Event for parents and our future kindergartners. Watch your mailbox and the website for more information.
Register and complete Early Childhood Screening if you haven’t done so already. (Screening is required by law.) Contact our Early Childhood Center at 763-600-5900 to learn more or to register for an upcoming screening date or visit the screening website here.
- At your child’s 5-year-old checkup with their doctor, ensure that immunizations are up-to-date. Immunizations are required by law and no student will be able to start on the first day without having these completed.
At your child's 5-year-old checkup with their doctor, ensure that immunizations are up-to-date.
Minnesota Statute 121A.15 requires that all children must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella before they can start school.
If your child is injured or becomes ill at school, a school nurse or teacher will administer only simple first aid and you will be notified. If emergency medical care is necessary, and we are unable to locate you, your family doctor will be called unless you have provided alternate instructions. Give your child a healthy start by assuring they have:
- Necessary immunizations
- Periodic health exams (a complete exam must take place before the start of school)
- Plenty of sleep each night (10-12 hours are recommended for this age group)
- A good healthy diet that includes breakfast
- Neat, clean, comfortable clothes, appropriate for the day’s activities
- An early enough start so your child is wide-awake when school begins without that “last minute dash.” (Remember, punctuality is important, but don’t send your child to school too early or there may not be adequate supervision)
All in-district kindergarten students are eligible for transportation to and from school. Our regular education transportation contractor is Lorenz Bus Service, and special education is Voigt’s Bus Service. Visit our Transportation website.
Transportation and Daycare
If your kindergartner will be in daycare, it is very important to indicate this during the online enrollment process. Also, if there are any address changes throughout the year, please keep the Transportation Department and your school office updated. Before changing daycare, make sure the daycare is still in the district attendance area, otherwise the student will not get transportation to and from that daycare.
How do I get my bus stop information?
Kindergarten students ride the regular morning and afternoon school buses. You should receive a postcard in the mail approximately two weeks before school starts. Bus stop information will also be available in Campus Portal.
MyStop is a web-based application available to parents and students that allows them access to live bus GPS information. Using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, parents and students can view the current location of buses on routes and the estimated time of arrival at their neighborhood bus stops. Learn more about MyStop on our Transportation page.
If you have questions regarding transportation, call 763-600-5590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.