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girl drawingGetting Ready For School

  • Begin early: Talk with your child about going to school.
  • Stay positive: It's normal for families to feel some anxiety but try to stay positive when you talk with your child.
  • Take a tour: Most schools are happy to have a child come for a short visit.  Take a virtual tour of Lenawee schools, courtesy of
  • Check the dates: Find out when Kindergarten Registration will be in your school district.

Take a look at the Easing Into Kindergarten: Build Your Child's Skill Set Before Kindergarten brochure, courtesy of Alexander Elementary, Adrian Public Schools




All parents are to bring their child’s: Certified birth certificate (raised seal), record of immunizations, and Proof of residency (a bill/invoice indicating you live at your residence). Students need to be 5 on September 1st.  Call your school if you have questions about this date, it could vary.  

Kindergarten Round Up Ad 2018.pdf

Registering For School

Children must be 5 years old before September 1st to start school that fall. Register in your local district and bring the following information:

  • Certified Birth certificate (must have official stamp on it)
  • Up-to-date immunization record
  • Proof of residency - utility bill, copy of lease agreement or mortgage documents (driver's license is not accepted)


Vision and Hearing Screenings

Michigan law requires children have a vision and hearing screening before starting Kindergarten. Many of the Kindergarten Registration programs will provide these. You can also make arrangements directly with  the Health Dept. at 517.264.5226.


Essential Kindergarten Skills 

> List of skills to learn in Kindergarten (PDF)

> Social and Emotional Skills for School Readiness (PDF)