Kindergarten Enrollment

Sending your child off to Kindergarten is an exciting and nerve-inducing time! Whether it’s your first child or your second or third, the butterflies in your stomach never seem to go away and questions are racing around in your mind. 

Moorhead Area Public Schools is here to ensure you have all of the information you need to set your child up for a positive first learning experience. This is the start of your child’s academic career and is the start of a new era for your family. 

Kindergarten registration for Moorhead Area Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year begins at 8 a.m. March 1 at Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021.

Kindergarten Checklist

Step 1: Register Online March 1, 2021

Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 for all students including those interested in enrolling in the Spanish Immersion Program. Complete online kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year by clicking here.

Step 2: Complete Early Childhood Screening

Please call the Moorhead Area Public Schools Community Education Office to learn more 218-284-3400 or visit Early Childhood Screening Registration to register.

All children are required to complete an Early Childhood Screening prior to enrolling in kindergarten.

Step 3: Submit Important Registration Documents

  1. Birth Certificate or Passport
  2. Provide current, accurate and valid proof of district residency. Examples include: mortgage statement, utility bill, lease agreement, etc.
  3. Current Immunization Records
  4. All legal custody documents if applicable

Additional information about the online enrollment process is on For more information about kindergarten registration contact the district office at 218-284-3371 or email