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    Register for Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 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 1st may enroll for kindergarten.

    It is time to register your kindergarten child at your neighborhood school during Roundup Week or in August during registration days.

    Roundup hours:

    Cascade Locks  7:30 am - 3 pm plus a parent open house on May 15 at 5:30 pm
    May Street         7:30 am - 3 pm plus a parent orientation on May 15 at 6 pm
    Mid Valley          7:30 am - 3 pm plus parent Kindergarten Readiness classes on Thursday nights at 6 pm during
                                                            the month of May. 
    Parkdale             7 am - 3 pm
    Westside             8 am - 3 pm plus a parent open house on May 7 at 6 pm

    • Age Requirements
      A child shall be admitted to kindergarten if, and only if, his or her 5th birthday occurs on or before September 1st. A child entering the first grade shall be admitted if, and only if, his or her 6th birthday occurs on or before September 1st.

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

    • Immunization Records (click here for full information on Immunization Requirements)
      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 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)
      • 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

    Questions?
    Please call your neighborhood elementary school or the District 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.

    Cascade Locks School 541-374-8467 Westside Elementary 541-386-1535
    May Street Elementary 541-386-2656 Prime Time After School Program 541-386-2055
    Mid Valley Elementary 541-354-1691 ExCel After School Program 541-352-6255
    Parkdale Elementary 541-352-6255 District Office     541-386-2511

    Here is what we offer:

    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 prepare our students for the multicultural world in which they will live and work.

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

    Special Services: Our schools provide child development 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: Prime Time 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 a chance to help your child get a great education.