Kindergarten Registration is now open

Kindergarten Checklist:

Community Education

St. Francis Community Education offers a variety of classes for kindergarten-aged students as well as classes for families.

Kids Connection

At all three elementary school sites, Kids Connection offers before and after-school care and full-day care in the summer and on some non-school days.

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St. Francis Area Schools offers small class sizes, caring and experienced teachers and three newly remodeled elementary school buildings. Enroll your child by following the steps on our Enrollment page.

Do not hesitate to call your elementary school (K-5) with any other questions you may have.

Your child's school is determined by your home address; use the map to determine which school. If your child is riding the bus from a different location due to childcare, please call the Transportation Department at 763-753-7080 to determine if there will be a school placement change.

Kindergarten Connect Wordle

Kindergarten Connect is strongly encouraged for all incoming St. Francis Area Schools kindergartners.

Kindergarten Connect is an opportunity for kindergarten staff to meet with your child
and learn a little more about their academic and developmental skills.

The goal is to use this information to create kindergarten classes and
begin the year knowing as much about each child as possible

Parents are required to sign-up online for a 30-minute appointment.

Appointments will be available through myconferencetime.com. Find your child's school and choose a time that works for your family. If your family is unable to make an appointment at your child's school on either of the days listed, please call the school at the beginning of August to make other arrangements.

Cedar Creek Elementary
Date TBD

East Bethel Elementary
Date TBD

St. Francis Elementary
Date TBD

At Kindergarten Connect you and your child will:

  • Connect with Kindergarten staff

  • Complete skills assessment for future classroom placement

    • Reading screening

    • Math screening

    • Social-emotional questionnaire

  • Access district resources

  • Schedule an Early Childhood Screening appointment if your child has not already been screened

  • Receive information from Education Benefits (free and reduced lunch program)

Open House Dates

Open house information for the 2024-25 school year will be communicated by the middle of August.

  • Meet your teacher, visit your school

  • Receive your parent information packet

  • Receive your student information folder needed for the first day of school

  • Bring your child’s supplies — supply lists for the 2024-25 school year will be available on each school's webpage by the beginning of August

  • Meet your school nurse

  • Bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate, if not already submitted

  • Place money in a lunch account

First Week of Kindergarten

  • The first day of school is
    Tuesday, September 3, 2024

  • September 3: Kindergarten students with last names starting A-L

  • September 4: Kindergarten students with last names starting M-Z

  • September 5: All kindergarten students attend

  • Kindergarten start and dismissal: 9:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

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