Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten Enrollment

Welcome to Rockford Public Schools’ Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten enrollment. As you proceed through this process do not hesitate to contact RPS with any questions (a list of elementary school contacts can be found below). Please be aware that students must be five years old by September 1st when enrolling. Students may attend DK with an Age Waiver if they turn five between September 2nd and December 1st. Current DK students do not need to complete this enrollment process. You will receive an email once all steps are completed. Please note: If you are not a RPS district resident, you must apply for and be accepted in the Schools of Choice program before enrollment is accepted. Thank you!

Begin the enrollment process in a few easy steps!

Step 1:  Enrollment Form

Step 3:  Scan and email or drop off the following required documentation to your child’s school. Email addresses for each elementary building are listed below.

• 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. If this requirement is not met within 30 days the school must notify local law enforcement.)
• Immunization Record
• Hearing/Vision Screening Results
• Proof of Residency (any two of the following): property deed/tax bill, utility bill or lease/rental agreement



Meadow Ridge863-6342kbathum@rockfordschools.org
Roguewood & Spanish Immersion863-6374jbradley@rockfordschools.org
Valley View863-6366jward@rockfordschools.org

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

Placement Guidelines

Your child is five years old on or before April 30Student placed in Kindergarten
If your child turns five between May 1st and September 1stPlease sign up for screening here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945abaf2ba1f49-dkk4
If your child turns five between September 2nd and December 1st*

Developmental Kindergarten Placement (district residents only unless you have other children currently enrolled in RPS)
*Age Waiver is required.

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.)