It's time for Kindergarten

Do you have a child eligible to enter kindergarten this coming fall? As the parent or guardian of a student in our schools, you are our most important and valued partner in our work to help your child achieve academic excellence. The first step is scheduling an early childhood screening and then enrolling in Kindergarten. Use the resources on our page to navigate through our website and learn more about Rochester Public Schools.


Start by Enrolling in Kindergarten

Enrollment Web Icon
Enroll in Kindergarten

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year opened on January 3, 2023. All incoming kindergarten students need to be enrolled through our Skyward system. Learn how to enroll your student below.

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an Early Childhood Screening
School web icon
Learn about RPS Elementary Schools
Find My School web icon
Find My School
SACC web icon
Learn about School Aged Child Care
Transportation web icon
Plan for Transportation
Immunizations web icon
Learn about School Immunizations
Health Information Icon
Complete Student Health Information
Student Nutrition web icon
Learn about Student Nutrition
Curriculum web Icon
Learning Opportunities for Students
Looking for a flexible schedule? Register for Kindergarten Online Today

Did you know RPS offers an Online option for Kindergarten Students?

If you live in the state of Minnesota, your future kindergarten student is eligible for enrollment at RPS Online through Open Enrollment. 

RPS Online offers a K-12, synchronous-first, online learning environment for students across the state of Minnesota. Students engage in learning aligned to the Minnesota State Academic Standards taught by Rochester Public School teachers.

Instruction is provided primarily in a live, synchronous model. Our classes are designed based on best practice instructional design merged with learning and teaching research.

For more information on RPS Online, visit our web page.




What does Kindergarten really look like?

Making the transition into the school system can be an emotional time for you and your student. Whether you're a first-time parent or caregiver or if this is your last student entering kindergarten, our team of staff is ready to help you along the way.

Take a peek into a day in the life of a Kindergarten student to learn more about what's in store for your student.

Check out the Kindergarten Enrollment Guide

Learn about the ins and outs of  Kindergarten enrollment and the find a variety of helpful information to guide you through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kindergarten

Submit a Question

Looking for a question you don't see? Submit a
question to our RPS team.


First Name
Last Name
Email Addressrequired
Select a Topic or Category for your Question:
Please add your question below: