Welcome to Kindergarten

  • Shakopee Public Schools is dedicated to giving our students' a great start and that great start begins early as Kindergarten.  We are proud that our kindergarten programming is rich in reading, writing and developing a well-rounded student.  At Shakopee Public Schools, it's always a great day to be a Saber!
    Reading & Writing
    Our kindergarten students participate in Reading and Writing Workshops daily.  They are fun and engaging ways to meet
    our students' individual literacy needs.  In the workshop format, students will participate in a mini-lesson, guided practice and work.

    Kindergarten math is focused on developing a deep
    understanding of number sense, which builds a strong foundation for math success.  Kindergarten teachers have been trained in Advantage Math Recovery.
    Project Lead the Way is a STEM program incorporated in our kindergarten classrooms.  PLTW is a national program and Shakopee is an early adopter of this cutting edge program that promotes problem-solving  skills.  These units provide engaging, hands-on classroom environment empowering students to solve real-world challenges and inspiring them to reimagine how they see themselves
    Young Scholars
    Young Scholars is an academic program that embraces research-based practices for identifying and nurturing academic potential ain students.  Young Scholars help build creativity and critical thinking throughout the year.  All Kindergarten students receive classroom lessons from a Young Scholars Specialist.
    The use of iPads in our classroom allows teachers to individualize and personalize learning.  Technology tools also enhance and showcase learning.  Teachers are able to use apps to share student learning with families inside their classrooms.
    Kindergarten students participate daily in one or two of the following: media, music, art and physical education.  These classes are taught by a certified instructor trained in
    each area.
    Free Breakfast
    Breakfast and lunch are available at all schools, and breakfast is provided free for ALL kindergarten students.  Based on income, student may also qualify for free meals by completing an application.
    Partnership with River Valley YMCA - Before and After Care
    It is the intention of the River Valley YMCA and school district to provide high quality
    care to students grades K-5.  Care will be available to all families enrolled in both 
    Shakopee IHD and Shakopee Online programs.  It is our goal that everyone has access
    to care 5 days a week.

    Before school care available from 6:15 am. through the start of school
    After school care available from the end of school until 6:15 pm.
    Additional information can be found here.

How to Register

  • Now Accepting Registrations for the 2021/22 School Year!
    Online Registration is now available!
    Click here to access the online registration portal.
    The first step in the electronic process is simply filling out one screen of basic information.
    You will then immediately get an email with a link to complete the full online registration form, which takes about 5 minutes if all items are handy; the email will outline resources to have handy.
    A tips file on registration can be accessed here.

    Additional Registration Options:
    Drop off hard copy application to the Shakopee Public Schools District Office:
    District Office
    1200 Town Square 
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    Regular Hours
    Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Early Childhood Screening & Programming

  • Early Childhood Screening

  • Early Childhood Programming

Transportation FAQ

  • How do I know if my child is eligible for transportation?

  • My child(ren) is eligible for transportation, how do I get them on a bus?

  • If I live within a school boundary but my daycare is in another school boundary will my child be eligible for transportation from that daycare?

  • How are bus routes chosen?