• Enroll for Kindergarten for the 2022-23 School Year

    Welcome to Hood River County School District!

    Our kindergarten classes are ready for your five-year old in the fall. We provide full-day kindergarten, with engaging, developmentally appropriate instruction planned especially for the active learning capacity of your young child.  Children who will be five years old on or before September 1 may enroll for kindergarten.

    To enroll your child, please visit the enrollment section of the HRCSD website.

    Age Requirements

    A child shall be enrolled in kindergarten if, and only if, their fifth birthday occurs on or before September 1. A child entering the first grade shall be admitted if, and only if, their sixth birthday occurs on or before September 1.

    Birth certificate, baptismal records, passport, or certified adoption papers must be provided within ten (10) days of enrollment to establish the date of birth.

    Immunization Records (click here for full information on Immunization Requirements / Haga clic aquí para obtener información completa sobre los requisitos de inmunización)
    The following immunizations are required for a child entering kindergarten:

    • 5 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
    • 4 Polio
    • 1 Varicella (chickenpox)
    • 2MMR or 2 Measles, 1 Mumps, 1 Rubella
    • 3 Hepatitis B
    • 2 Hepatitis A

    Check list for Establishing Residency  
    For families who are new to the school district, whose mailing address or phone number in the past has been used for a temporary residence, a residence outside Hood River County, a business address or a business phone, or about whom a question or complaint has been raised about their residency, the following items are required to establish residency for the purpose of attending Hood River County Schools: (click here for full information form/haga clic aquí para obtener el formulario de información completa)

    • parent electric bill
    • other utility bill
    • current rent receipt with address signed by landlord or mortgage statement
    • driver’s license, Oregon DMV ID card,  Matricula Consular card, or an Oregon Voter Registration card with a Hood River County address

    Please call your neighborhood elementary school or the Hood River County School District administrative office to schedule a visit or for additional information. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into the Hood River County School District. To find administrative and school office contact information, please visit the HRCSD website

    Outstanding Full Day Kindergarten: We are proud to offer an excellent full-day kindergarten program in all of our five elementary schools. Our teachers are all highly qualified; our facilities are planned to provide quality space to learn and our developmentally appropriate curriculum is matched to state and national standards. The diversity of our students and staff prepares our students for the multicultural world in which they will live and work. Here is what we offer:

    Music, Art, PE and Library: Our kindergarten students are taught both PE and music by licensed classroom teachers. Our school libraries provide great materials to encourage students to become readers. Artists-in-residence supplement discipline-based art instruction in our classrooms.

    Special Services: Our schools provide student support specialists (counselors), school psychologists, special education teachers, speech language therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and reading specialists on staff at no cost to parents for children who are eligible for these services.

    Meals: Our schools participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.  Nutritious, low-cost meals are available daily.  We offer free and reduced-priced meals to qualifying applicants.

    Extended Day Services: All of our elementary schools offer extended day services for a minimal fee: Right At School (after school program) is offered at May Street and Westside; ExCel at Cascade Locks, Mid Valley and Parkdale and ExCel Plus at Mid Valley.

    Please Visit:  Parents of incoming students are welcome to schedule a school visit in order to acquaint themselves with the school. Please make arrangements in advance with the school secretary in order to ensure staff will be on hand to provide a tour and answer questions that you may have.

    Be a Volunteer:  We encourage parents or guardians to play an active part in their child's education, in and out of the classroom. Volunteer opportunities provide you with a chance to help your child get a great education.