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2023-2024 Kindergarten Welcome Signup

2023-2024 Kindergarten Welcome Signup

Dear Families,

Welcome to Kindergarten Registration at Homecroft Elementary School!  We are excited to meet our incoming Kindergarten class, connect with your family, and begin a partnership with you/your child.  Homecroft has set aside a special night, Wednesday, March 22 to introduce your child to the exciting world of Kindergarten.   

  • When 3:00 - 7:00 pm.  Time slots will be available for sign up, see the link below.  Please choose a time that works best for your family!  There are three sessions offered within the 3:00 - 7:00 time frame.

The sign up is now open:

If you would like further insight into enrollment and Grade K, please visit: ISD 709 Family Enrollment Learn more about Kindergarten Enrollment

Included with this letter you will find Health/Immunizations records and a checklist of things we will need.  Please complete them before registration and bring them when you come.  If you have already registered online you do not need to do that again.  Also, all incoming Kindergarten students MUST complete early childhood screening.  If you have not completed screening, our EC Screening Coordinator will be here on the 24th after 4:15 PM to schedule future screening(s)

*Live links are available within the ISD709 Homecroft web page under School Calendar

We will rotate through the following stations: Office Info, Health Office, K Classroom visit, Watch Me Grow, Principal welcome, and online registration, Building/BusTour.  

Time slots per group are an hour in length.  We will have 6-7 stations that your family will rotate through over the course of an hour.  Families will follow a tour guide, the event is fast-paced and we realize more time would be better.  However, we are trying to provide the opportunity to welcome families while being mindful of group size, timelines, and staffing.  Your child is going to have a wonderful experience at our school.  We look forward to meeting you soon.  

Best Regards, 

Tom Cawcutt

Homecroft Elementary School Principal

What do I need to register for Kindergarten?

Documentation required in order to register:

  • Verification of your home address by one of the following:

    • Property Tax Statement

    • Signed Lease

    • Purchase Agreement

  • Immunization Records. Minnesota law (MN State Statute 121A.15) requires that all children provide documentation of required immunizations (clinical printout of all immunization dates) or documentation of a legal exemption of required immunizations. Details from the MN Department of Health.

  • Kindergarten - verification of your child's name and birthday by one of the following:

    • Birth Certificate

    • Passport

    • Health Care Professional Certificate

    • SLC Registry Verification

    • Hospital Souvenir Certificate

Note: To obtain a birth certificate for a child born in St. Louis County, contact the St. Louis County Recorder – Vital Statistics, Room 101 Court House, Duluth, MN. Phone 218-726-2559.

For Grades 1-12, verification of your child's name and birthday will be obtained through a copy of last year's school attendance record or permanent/other scholastic school records.

Additional documents required when registering your child for Kindergarten:

  • Early Childhood Screening. MN State Law requires a developmental and health screening for each child prior to enrollment in kindergarten. ISD 709 provides free screening most weeks during the months of September through April, with one additional date scheduled each month from May through August. View the Early Childhood Screening Calendar online and arrange an appointment or call 218-336-8816 or email An equivalent screening can be accepted from another agency or health care provider.

  • Physical and Dental Exams. We recommend you make appointments for your child’s physical and dental examination prior to registration and bring the completed forms with you.