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. 

2020-21 Kindergarten Round-Up Information

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:
Thurs., April 23, 2020 and Fri., April 24, 2020

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
Horizon Elementary:  Wed. April 29, 2020  5:00-7:30
Sycamore Elementary: Thurs. April 30, 2020 5:30-7pm
Sycamore Elementary: Thurs. May 7, 2020,  6-7:30pm

Michigan Department of Health will be conducting Hearing/Vision Testing at each Open House.

Lansing School District

All Elementary Schools: 
Thurs., March 5, 2020 1-7pm

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

Woodworth Elementary:
Wed., April 15, 2020, 9:30am and 12:45pm
Thurs., April 16, 2020  9:30am and 12:45pm

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
Thurs., May 14, 2020, 4:30-6pm

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:
Thurs., March 26, 2020: A-L 9:30am, M-Z 1:30pm

Please call 517.851.7735 to begin the registration process.
Waverly Community Schools

Colt Early Childhood Learning Center: Tues., March 10, 2020, 6-7pm

Thurs., 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.

Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 West Howell Road
Mason, MI  4885

517.676.4930 (fax)