Fergus Falls Public Schools

Kindergarten Readiness

The Fergus Falls Public Schools is excited to welcome the 2035 graduating class!

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year will begin with an informational meeting at 5pm Monday, March 28th, in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary School, 724 West Laurel, Fergus Falls.

What will you need to bring Monday, March 28th (if you have not already turned it in)?

  • A photocopy of your child's birth certificate

  • A completed immunization form

  • Completed Kindergarten "Right Start" Registration Form

Online Enrollment for Kindergarten 2022-2023 OPENS SOON, click here to begin

Things You Should Know

Children who are at least 5 years of age by September 1 of their enrollment year are eligible for Kindergarten.

Parents can choose the "All Day Every Day" option, the "Morning Only" option, or the "M-W-F" option. Please note that if you choose the "Morning Only" option, you will need to provide transportation from school at noon. A change to note if you have had a MWF student in the past - your child will no longer be able to substitute days or join the class for field trips / parties on TTH as they have in the past. Contact us if you have any questions. We would love to be able to help you make this important decision for your child. The McKinley Main Office can be reached at 218-998-0544 ext. 9500

Breakfast is provided everyday at no cost to kindergarten students. Your family can decide if this is something you would like to participate in. Milk will also be provided by the school during snack time.

School begins at 8:25 and ends at 3:07. Supervision is provided in the gym every morning starting at 7:45. If your child will be riding the bus this year, we STRONGLY encourage you have them ride the first few days / weeks while there are plenty of adult helpers to help them navigate the transition.