Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten Enrollment

All information on this page applies to
Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten students

Rockford Public Schools is pleased to welcome you to the Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten enrollment process. If you are enrolling a new K/DK student, please be aware that students must be five years old by September 1st (students may attend DK with an Age Waiver if they turn five between September 1st and December 1st). We understand that this is a monumental time in a child’s life and we eagerly welcome our future K/DK students.

Begin the enrollment process in a few easy steps!

Step 1:  Complete the Enrollment Form

Step 2:  Bring the following required documentation to your child’s school:

• Original Birth Certificate (The Michigan Missing Children’s Act (MCL 380.1135) requires that you provide a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate when you are enrolling in school. We will return the certified birth certificate to you.
If you do not meet this requirement within 30 days, the school must notify local law enforcement.)
• Immunization records
• Hearing/Vision Screening results
• Proof of Residency (any two of the following): property deed/tax bill, utility bill or lease/rental agreement
• Parent Questionnaire
Home Language Survey

Step 3:  District recommendations for placement (please click here for placement for non-resident students):

Your child is five years old on or before April 30, 2019 *District strongly encourages kindergarten placement
Your child’s birth date is between May 1st and August 31st *Please sign up for screening for placement unless your child is currently in DK.
Your child’s birth date is between September 1st and December 1st *Age Waiver is required
*District strongly encourages Developmental Kindergarten placement
*If screening is recommended as indicated above please select your school to sign up:


Step 4:  Please complete this step only if you have a K/DK student who will need transportation to or from a daycare: Transportation Form

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the K/DK enrollment process after completing these steps
please contact your elementary building. 
Thank you!

Other forms and resources

Before and After Care (BAC)
Food Service
Nursing Services (for all health-related forms and information on Hearing and Vision Screening dates in our district.)