A child will be eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child reaches the age of five before the first day of August of the school year beginning in that calendar year. The child should be enrolled at the elementary school which serves the family's neighborhood.
Parents should contact their local elementary school in the early spring to request information about kindergarten roundup and open houses held during April and May in the district's 21 elementary schools.
The state of Missouri requires parents to present immunization records for each child including DTP, polio, mumps and both measles vaccines (rubeola and rubella). For a complete listing of those immunizations, visit the Missouri Department of Health.
A child must be one of the following:
- Adequately immunized — evidenced by dates provided to the school.
- In the process of becoming adequately immunized — evidenced by providing the proper "in-progress" card to the school.
- Properly exempted — evidenced by the proper medical or religious exception, signed and provided to the school.
Because district elementary school enrollment involves a health screening, parents will need to call their neighborhood school to schedule an appointment during the school's enrollment period. The simple screenings performed by the school nurse include checking the child's eyes, ears, height and weight.