Registration is underway for children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2018. Children with a September, October or November birth date who will be 5 by Dec. 1, 2018, are eligible for kindergarten if the parent signs a waiver no later than June 1, 2018 (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 all schools. Note: If your child is currently enrolled in 2017-18 Young Kindergarten, you do not need to re-enroll them.
1. To enroll your student for kindergarten/Young Kindergarten for 2018-19, complete the online registration process. Please have these documents ready to upload:
certified birth certificate
fall birth date waiver(required only if child's birth date is between Sept. 2 & Dec. 1)
most recent immunization record
two forms of proof of residency. Acceptable proof includes a recent gas, electric, or water utility bill; property tax bill; lease; mortgage; and renters or homeowners insurance. A driver's license or cell phone bill cannot be used as proof.
hearing and vision results from preschool or county
If you have any trouble registering or have questions, please call us at (616) 254-6570. If you need in-person assistance, we will be hosting an online registration help session Monday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Project Room at Grandville Middle School. We will have 10 kiosks open. Please bring all the documents listed above.
2. If your child's birthday is Aug. 1 or later, you must select a time slot for your child's kindergarten screening. Each screening lasts about 25 minutes and will be held at our Administration Building at 3839 Prairie St. SW. If your child's birth date is before Aug. 1, you are welcome to schedule a screening, but it's not required.
3. Parent orientation meetings will be held March 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Grandville High School auditorium. Please mark your calendar and join us at either time.
4. Will you need before and after school care next year? Contact Treehouse director Amy Dukesherer at email@example.com or 254-6828 with any questions about our award-winning child care center.
Other Enrollment Needs
Current School Year Enrollment
Will you be new to our district for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year (not 2018-19 kindergarten)? To enroll new students through grade 12, complete the online registration process for new families. Please be sure to choose the proper school year when prompted. Each student will need a certified birth certificate, current immunizationrecords, and two forms of proof of residency. Accepted proof of residence includes a recent gas, electric or water utility bill; property tax bill; lease; mortgage; and renters or homeowners insurance. A driver’s license or cell phone bill cannot be used as proof. High school students will also need a transcript from their previous school or the most recent copy of their eighth-grade report card. If you do not have an email account, you must enroll through the online registration kiosk. If you have questions, call us at (616) 254-6570.
Contact Community Education at (616) 254-6554 for preschool enrollment information. Online enrollment is not available at this time.
Schools of Choice
Non-resident students are enrolled through Schools of Choice. Contact (616) 254-6599 or see our Schools of Choice page.