Welcome to Kindergarten
Shakopee Public Schools offers a myriad of learning opportunities and activities that give Kindergarten students of all backgrounds and interests the chance to learn, share, explore and expand their knowledge and talents. However, the relationships between students and staff, and families, are what truly create a unique and rewarding environment for students to thrive. With an attentive and dynamic team of professionals, we will ensure your student continues to thrive in a comfortable and engaging environment.The Shakopee Difference
Partnership with River Valley YMCA - Before and After Care
- Early writers curriculum
- Media, music, art and physical education specialists
- STEM programming & Project Lead the Way
- Young Scholars program and expanded science curriculum
- Dedicated health services team
- Free breakfast
- Safe & secure environment
- iPads & interactive technology
- Daily transportation (for those who qualify)
- Flexible seating
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Pearson Early Learning Center partnership (ramp up to readiness)
- Community Education integration
Shakopee Public Schools is proud to partner with the River Valley YMCA (YMCA) in providing high quality care to students in grades K-5, five days a week. Before and after school care is offered onsite at each of the district's five elementary schools from 6:15am through the start of school and then from the end of school until 6:15pm. School release day care and full day care is also offered. Additional information can be found here or by contacting McKenzie Allard via phone 952.230.6661 or by email: McKenzie. Allard@YMCAMN.org
How to Register for Kindergarten
Still Accepting Registrations for the 2023/24 School Year!We are pleased to offer the following easy Kindergarten enrollment options for children that will be age 5 by September 1st of the school year the child will enroll in. Translation support is available throughout the process.
Online Registration: Click here to access the online enrollment 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. Computers are also available at our Welcome Center and enrollment can be suppported by the Welcome Team in-person, Monday - Friday, from 8am - 4pm.
Please note, you will need proof of your child's age (i.e.birth certificate or passport), immunization records, name of any previous school(s) and special education information (if applicable).
Once a child is enrolled, the Welcome Center team will reach out and discuss your submission, important dates and other helpful details. If transportation is requested, the transportation office will contact you with route information. Bus information for the upcoming school year will be sent to homes approximately two weeks before school starts.
Free early childhood screenings are held at Pearson Early Learning Center (917 Dakota St. S,Shakopee) and available throughout the year on weekdays between 8:30 amand 6:00 pm. Click here to learn more or call 952.496.5861 to schedule an appointment.
We can't wait to see your child(ren) soon!