Entering Kindergarten 2020-21?

    • Open to students who will be five years old by September 1.
    • Geographical boundaries determine the attendance area for each school in Lake Oswego. Search for your resident school by entering your address in our SchoolSearch database.
    • Kindergarten Information Nights (Kindergarten Counts): Come learn about kindergarten and meet your school's staff. Each elementary school will hold an incoming kindergarten information night on January 22, 2020 from 6 - 7 pm. Parents only, no students. 
    • Online Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will be available January 22, 2020. Please direct any enrollment inquiries to your resident school
    • Kindergarten Transition Program (7/27-8/6 9am-12pm) is available through the Lake Oswego Community School. View the flyer for more information. Registration opens March 1, 2020. 
    • Kindergarten Assessments: August 31-September 2, 2020. (Your child’s school will contact you in August with a date and time for your child’s Kindergarten assessment)
    • Kindergarten first day of school: Thursday, September 3, 2020. (Please note: Thursdays are early release at 2:00pm)

     

    We are excited to welcome your student to the Lake Oswego School District for the 2020-21 school year! If you have any questions regarding the first day of school, would like to confirm whether your paperwork has been received, or the August 31-September 2, 2020 assessment schedule, please contact your resident school directly.

Online Registration and Enrollment Guidelines

  • Register for kindergarten at the District's online registration portal. Please direct any enrollment inquiries to your resident school

    Enrollment Guidelines

    • Students must be five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
    • Parents of children with a fifth birthday on or between September 2 and September 15 may request consideration for early admission. Please contact Lisa Oliva at the District office: 503-534-2120 or lisa.oliva@loswego.k12.or.us for more information.
    • Lake Oswego elementary schools offer a full-day kindergarten program to all students.

    Online registration SHOULD be used if:

    • You are registering a new student who has never attended an LOSD school or program at any time in grade K-12.
    • You live within LOSD boundaries.
    • You are registering your student for one of the District's six schools.

    Online registration should NOT be used if:

    • Returning Student:  your student withdrew from an LOSD school in the past, is not currently enrolled in LOSD, and is now returning to an LOSD school. Use the paper registration form.
    • Early Admission: you wish to enroll your student into a grade level that is above the student’s age. Visit our Kindergarten Early Admission page for information about this grade level.

     

Geographical Boundaries

Kindergarten Enrollment Status by School: 2019-20

  • In the event that the number of kindergarten registrants exceeds the number of spaces available at each resident school, new registrants will be assigned to another district elementary school. Current status:

    • Westridge - Accepting kindergarten students.
    • Lake Grove - Accepting kindergarten students.
    • Hallinan - At capacity. New registrations will be overflowed to another school in the district. ***Please register at Hallinan*** Notification of school placement will occur as soon as possible.
    • River Grove - At capacity. New registrations will be overflowed to another school in the district. ***Please register at River Grove*** Notification of school placement will occur as soon as possible.
    • Oak Creek - Accepting kindergarten students.
    • Forest Hills - Accepting kindergarten students.

    Please contact your resident school for all enrollment inquiries.

Lottery

    • On May 1st, any school that has more age-eligible registered kindergarten students than capacity will conduct a lottery.
    • Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2020.
    • Lottery Tier 1: Applicants with age-eligible siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline.
    • Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2020.
    • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2020 are subject to availability.
    • Lottery Date: May 6, 2020.
    • Lottery Notification Date: May 8, 2020.
    • All enrollments not selected in the lottery or received after the May 1 cut off, whose school is at capacity, would then be automatically overflowed to other schools in the district.
    • Overflow schools won't be finalized until summer and we will notify families as soon as school assignments are determined.
    • Most families are enrolled and attend at their resident school and are not included in the lottery process.
    • Bus transportation will be provided for overflow students.
    • Early-admission candidates must be assessed and pass the approval process. Approved early-admission students will be placed at the end of the applicant list for placement in their resident school.
    • Any students who are overflowed for kindergarten will return to their home school for 1st grade.

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