Bring proof of residence, birth certificate or proof of age, immunization records and previous school records. School staff will contact families to complete enrollment and schedule appointments for course requests upon receiving requested documents.
A child may enter kindergarten if 5 years old on or before October 1 of the year of enrollment. Younger children who do not meet the district’s entrance age requirement for kindergarten may be accepted if transferring from another kindergarten program and the principal or designee determines that placement of the child in kindergarten is appropriate. A child who is 4 years old on or before the district’s start date for kindergarten and has been identified as a highly gifted student, in accordance with applicable state law, may enroll in kindergarten if the early entrance committee determines that placement of the child in kindergarten is appropriate.
Determine School of Enrollment
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Immunizations required by Colorado state law – Kindergarten
|DTP/DTaP/DT/Td||5||May enter with 4 doses if #4 was given at/after age 4|
|Polio||4||May enter with 3 doses if #3 was given at/after age 4|
|Varicella/Chickenpox||2||Two doses at least 28 days apart (prefer three months apart) or history of disease by health provider or lab test|
Please note: If your child cannot receive an immunization for medical reasons, an MD, DO, APN or PA must sign an Immunization Medical Exemption form. Colorado also allows parents to submit a Non-Medical Exemption (religious or personal belief) with a parent/guardian signature. Please go to www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption to obtain an exemption form and for guidance on the frequency of submission of exemptions.
Enrollment Options and Before/After School Care
All of our elementary schools offer an all-day kindergarten program. A half-day program may be available; please contact the school directly for more information.
Thompson School District has partnered with the YMCA of Northern Colorado and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County to offer before and after-school care for our students. A care provider has been assigned to each elementary school. Families will register directly with the care provider for service at the associated school. Refer to page 8 of the Kindergarten Parent Handbook.
For eligible students, one-way transportation is provided for half-day kindergarten programs and round-trip transportation is provided for full-day kindergarten programs with the exception of schools within walk zones.