Enroll in Kindergarten or Young Kindergarten

 
Click on the school year you wish to enroll in and follow the instructions. Please be sure to select the proper year, as the portals are different.

These instructions are for families transferring their current kindergarten or young kindergarten student to Grandville from another district during the August 2019 through May 2020 school year.

 

To enroll for the current 2019-20 school year, kindergartners must have turned 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2019. However, children with a September, October or November birth date who turned 5 by Dec. 1, 2019, may be eligible for kindergarten if the parent signed a waiver no later than June 1, 2019 (see waiver below).

 

Full day kindergarten is offered every day in every elementary school. All day, every day young kindergarten is available but may not be at every school. See our young kindergarten FAQ for more program details. If you need help registering or have questions, email registration@gpsbulldogs.org or call (616) 254-6584.

Enroll in Current Year Kindergarten or YK

Proper documentation is required for enrollment. Please have these documents ready to upload:

  • certified birth certificate with seal
  • fall birth date waiver (required only if child's birth date is between Sept. 2 & Dec. 1)
  • most recent immunization record (see board policy and administrative guidelines) — required to start school
  • two forms of proof of residency. A driver's license or cell phone bill cannot be used as proof. Acceptable proof includes two of the following:
    • a recent utility bill (gas, electric or water)
    • property tax bill
    • lease or mortgage
    • renters or homeowners insurance 
  • hearing and vision results from preschool or county
  • IEP/special education paperwork, if applicable
  • medical information form
  • health appraisal form

These instructions are for enrolling your child in kindergarten or young kindergarten (YK) for the August 2020 through June 2021 school year. Enrollment is completed online for your convenience.

 

Children must be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020; however, children with a September, October or November birth date who will be 5 by Dec. 1, 2020, are also eligible for kindergarten or YK if a parent makes a waiver request by June 1 (see waiver below). 

 

Full day kindergarten is offered every day in every elementary school. All day, every day young kindergarten is available but may not be at every school. See our young kindergarten FAQ for more program details. If your child is currently enrolled in 2019-20 YK at Grandville Public Schools, you do not need to re-enroll.

 

If you need help registering or have questions, email registration@gpsbulldogs.org or call (616) 254-6584.

begin enrollment

Proper documentation is required for enrollment. Please have these documents ready to upload:

  • certified birth certificate with seal
  • fall birth date waiver (required only if child's birth date is between Sept. 2 & Dec. 1)
  • most recent immunization record (see board policy and administrative guidelines) — REQUIRED to start school
  • two forms of proof of residency in our district. A driver's license or cell phone bill cannot be used as proof. Acceptable proof includes two of the following:
    • a recent utility bill (gas, electric or water)
    • property tax bill
    • lease or mortgage
    • renters or homeowners insurance 
  • hearing and vision results from preschool or county
  • IEP/special education paperwork, if applicable
  • medical information form
  • health appraisal form
Once your enrollment is complete, you will receive a SignUp Genius link to sign up for a screening to assess your child's kindergarten readiness and determine the proper placement in young kindergarten or kindergarten. Screenings will be held in our Administration Building at 3839 Prairie SW. Currently, no new screening dates are being scheduled due to the coronavirus.
 
You did it! Three other important points:
 
1. The parent meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. in the GHS auditorium at 4700 Canal Ave. SW has been CANCELED due to the state-mandated coronavirus school shutdown.
 
2. If you’re interested in before and after school child care for 2020-21, you may contact Treehouse Director Julie Scott at jscott@gpsbulldogs.org or 254-6828 about our award-winning child care program.
 
3. Save or print our 2020-21 academic calendar. You'll receive open house information and classroom placement details later this summer. Our first day of school is Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, and is a half day. We can't wait to begin!