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 K/DK with an Age Waiver if they turn five between September 2nd 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:  Attend the Parent Information Night at your school. This event will provide a time for parents of incoming K/DK students to meet the staff, learn about the curriculum, and have questions answered or concerns addressed.

*Families who plan to apply through SCHOOLS OF CHOICE may attend any of the Parent Information Nights and begin the enrollment process, however, this does not imply or guarantee placement.  

Belmont March 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Cannonsburg March 16, 2017 6:30 PM
Crestwood March 16, 2017 6:30 PM
Lakes March 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Meadow Ridge March 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Parkside March 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Roguewood & Spanish Immersion March 14, 2017 5:45 PM
Valley View March 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Bring the following required documentation to this event:

• Original certified copy of the student’s birth certificate
• Immunization records
• Hearing/Vision Screening results
• Medical Information Form
• Proof of Residency (any two of the following): property deed/tax bill, utility bill or lease/rental agreement

Step 3:  District recommendations for screening (see chart):

2017-2018 Placement
Your child is five years old on or before April 30, 2017 *District strongly encourages kindergarten placement
Your child’s birth date is between May 1st and September 1st *District recommends screening for placement unless your child is currently in DK.
Your child’s birth date is between September 2nd and December 1st *Age Waiver  is required
*District strongly encourages Developmental Kindergarten placement
*If screening if recommended as indicated above please select your school to sign up:
Belmont Lakes Roguewood
Cannonsburg Meadow Ridge Valley View
Crestwood Parkside

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.)