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Enrolling Your Child

The first step of the enrollment process takes place online through the Infinite Campus Online Registration system. Use one of the following pre-registration buttons to complete the first step of the enrollment process. Make sure to review ALL information on this page prior to beginning the pre-registration process for your child.

Step One

Find your child’s attendance area school

Use the school attendance area locator tool or call 651-423-7640 to locate your child’s attendance area school.

Step Two

Pre-register online

Please note, completing this pre-registration form is not your final step. (Registration links will be available by the end of January.)

Step Three

K-12 Checklist and pre-registration completion

After completing the online pre-registration bring the following to your child's school to complete K-12 registration

  1. Proof of age and legal name (e.g. birth certificate, passport, etc.)
  2. Immunization record, medical exemption, or conscientious objection
    (Minnesota law requires students to have proof of immunizations or a signed statement of conscientious objection in order to enroll and remain in school. Immunization information is available in the Health Services section of this website.)
  3. Completed Minnesota Language Survey
    • English
    • Somali
    • Spanish
    • Versions of this form in other languages can be found using the search button at the top of this page. Use the search term Minnesota Language.
  4. Address and phone number of a parent/guardian at another address (if applicable, complete this form)
  5. Kindergarten Only:
    • Proof of early childhood screening if your child was screened by another school district. If your child is entering kindergarten and has not yet been screened, please call 651-423-7899 to set up an appointment.
    • No action is needed regarding early childhood screening if:
      • Your child was already screened by District 196
      • Your child already has been identified for additional services and has an IEP (Individual Education Plan)

Other information to complete Pre-registration

Step Four

Review additional information

Before- and after-school child care

Community Education offers child care through the YMCA SAC Program. Community Education also offers a variety of adult, child, ECFE and aquatics programs.

Kindergarten eligibility

A child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she will be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year he or she will begin school.

  • Early entrance guidelines are available for parents wishing to enroll students who do not meet the age requirement. Parents may also call 651-423-7739 for more information on early entrance to kindergarten.
  • Minnesota requires that all children complete a free screening to detect any health and/or developmental concerns prior to entering kindergarten in a public school. District 196 encourages early childhood screening between three and four years of age. This allows time for a preschool experience or other social/educational opportunities to benefit the child. Please contact Early Childhood Screening at 651-423-7899 for more information.

Learn more about Kindergarten at District 196 >

Sport physical and eligibility 

Have it readily available so we can use it to ensure your child can participate in school activities, or if they need specific accommodations based on their needs, that we can provide them to the best of our ability

Transportation

Busing is provided for students who live 1 mile and farther from school for elementary students and 1.5 miles and farther for middle school and high school students. These service distance criteria also apply to students attending the district’s magnet schools and all non-public school students. Visit the Transportation Department page for more information or call 651-423-7685.

Student Census

Census data is required to enroll your child into District 196. It also helps ensure an accurate count of district residents which is used to forecast future school attendance growth and boundary information.

If you have questions about the census form or the requested data, contact Student Information Supervisor Kim Reis at Kim.Reis@district196.org.

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