Kindergarten Roundup 2020-21
Every child who is five years old on or before September 1 may go to kindergarten. The Kindergarten Roundup provides information for each of our local school districts.
|District||Location Dates||Additional Information|
|Cole Academy||East Lansing: Thurs., April 23, 2020 5-7pm
East Lansing: Fri., April 24, 2020 1-3pm
Lansing: Fri., April 24, 202 9-11am
|Kindergarten Enrollment forms. Call to set up a tour or for more information 517.580.3470|
|Dansville Public Schools||
Dansville Elementary School: Wed., March 4, 2020, 4-6pm
|Parents of incoming Kindergarten students can come at any time during the night of Round-Up. Be sure and bring your enrollment paperwork you received in the mail and all required documentation.
Call the office for more info: 517.623.6120
|East Lansing Public Schools||East Lansing High School||Kindergarten Parent Night. Each of our elementary buildings will be holding Kindergarten Round-Up will be held in May.|
|Haslett Public Schools||
Wilkshire Early Childhood Center:
|Pre-Registration begins in March. Registration dates and times for Kindergarten Round-Up will be on our website in March. We look forward to seeing you!
For more information call 517.339.8208
|Holt Public Schools||
Dimondale Elementary: Wed., April 20, 2020, 5-7pmElliott Elementary: Thurs., April 16, 2020 5:30-7:30pm
Michigan Department of Health will be conducting Hearing/Vision Testing at each Open House.
|Lansing School District||
All Elementary Schools:
Enroll online using any device at any time after February 9, 2020. Please bring child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency.
|Leslie Public Schools||
|Please call ahead to reserve your time. Families interested in Transitional Kindergarten should indicate such when making their reservation.
517.589.5151 x 321
|Mason Public Schools||Harvey Education Center:
Information Night: Tues., March 24, 2020, 6:00pm
Enrollment Appts.: Wed., May 20, 2020 9am-4pm
Enrollment Appts.: Thurs., May 21, 2020, 9am-4pm
Reserve your spot for Kindergarten Round-Up!
|Informational session/presentation includes a tour the building. Online Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2020-21 School year at Mason Public Schools for in district students.|
|Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy||
MMLA-Room 1003: Wed., March 4, 2020, 1-7pm
|Please bring your child's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of current address. New Jr. Kindergarten program available, your child must be age 5 by Dec. 1, 2020. Ice Cream Social in the Gym!|
|Okemos Public Schools||Cornell Elementary: Tues., April 21, 2020, 9am-3pm
Bennett Woods: Tues., May 5,2020, 9am-3pm
Hiawatha Elementary: Thurs., April 30, 2020
|Each building also has parent information nights. See Okemos Public Schools for details.|
|Stockbridge Community Schools||
Emma Smith Elementary School:
|Please call 517.851.7735 to begin the registration process.|
|Waverly Community Schools||
Colt Early Childhood Learning Center: Tues., March 10, 2020, 6-7pmThurs., March 12, 2020, 6-7pm
This also includes Tuition Preschool Enrollment Open House both days and an additional Tuition Preschool day on Fri., March 13, 2020 from 9am-1pm.
|Webberville Community Schools||Webberville Elementary School:
Thurs., March 5, 2020, 5-7pm
|Preschool is holding their Open House at the same time/date.|
|White Pine Academy||
White Pine Academy: Thurs., March 19, 2020, 9:30-10:30am or 6-7pm
White Pine Academy provides the one on one attention your child deserves. We have small class sizes and enrichment classes that focus on the arts and life skills. White Pine Academy is a FREE public charter school.
|Williamston Community Schools||Discovery Elementary School:
Orientation Night: Tues., March 3, 2020, 6-7:30pm
Enrollment & Health Screenings: Wed., March 18, 2020, 4-7pm
Orientation Night-Sign up for Enrollment Session and get Enrollment Packet
Enrollment & Health: Turn in completed enrollment papers at scheduled time. Health Department will be present to perform hearing and vision screening (no appointment necessary for vision and hearing screening)
Please call 517.655.4637 for more information.
Ingham ISD School Boundary Map
Intermediate School Districts (ISD) and School District Boundary Maps are available at State of Michigan Interactive Maps.
Schools of Choice
Understanding Schools of Choice
Historically, all districts in the Ingham ISD service area have participated in Schools of Choice. Schools of Choice is not mandated; districts have the choice to participate. There are two different types of Schools of Choice participation, limited and unlimited.
- Limited participation: a school determines how many students by grade level it can accommodate.
- Unlimited participation: a school accepts all students who apply.
Important Factors for Applicants
The Schools of Choice application window for limited Schools of Choice districts is 15-30 days, depending on the district. This application window usually happens in May or June. Districts that select limited participation have a random selection process for student applications.
The Schools of Choice application window for unlimited Schools of Choice districts begins in May and goes until the end of the first week of school in the fall.
Once a student has enrolled in a district under Schools of Choice and continuously attends that district the student does not need to reapply each year.
A graph indicating Schools of Choice district participation for Ingham ISD service area schools is printed in the Lansing State Journal, mid to late May. It is also included in our community newspapers. This graph will be available on Ingham ISD’s website in May.
Steps for Parents
Many of our schools have specialized programs and services. Research school districts now to determine the best fit for your child; it may be your own district. Contact the school directly to obtain an application or visit their website to download an application. The process is different in each district.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Relations and Communications or call 517.244.1212.