Fergus Falls Public Schools
The Fergus Falls Public Schools is excited to welcome the 2036 graduating class!
Our Kindergarten Meet & Greet Event will be Friday, March 24th in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary School, 724 West Laurel, Fergus Falls. Parents can choose to attend one of two sessions:
Session 1 is 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Session 2 is 2:15pm - 3:30pm
What will you need to bring Friday, March 24th (if you have not already turned it in)?
A photocopy of your child's birth certificate
A completed immunization form
Online Enrollment for Kindergarten 2023-2024 OPENS FEBRUARY 17th, 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.
Ready or Not? Here are a few articles we hope will help in making the right decision for your child.
Fergus Falls Public School Kindergarten Readiness Checklist Feel free to print this.
My child is already reading and can count to 100. Will he / she be bored in kindergarten?
Read to Me - A big thanks to wordpress.com and Nana Kindergarten
Does attendance in kindergarten matter - YES!