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Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten in the Corvallis School District is designed to meet the needs of every child. Our highly qualified teachers nurture our youngest students and engage them in activities especially designed to build their competence and confidence to ensure a successful elementary experience.
      Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll in kindergarten.

Parents should register their child for kindergarten at their neighborhood school during the month of March. You will be asked to provide a copy of your child's birth certificate and immunizations records. You also may be asked to show proof of residency (e.g., a driver's license, rental/homeowner agreement, utility bill). If you’re not sure which school boundary area you live in, you may call the district office at 541-757-5811 to find out where to register your child, or go to the School Boundaries page.

                                  MARCH IS KINDERGARTEN MONTH!

Families need to register their child for kindergarten next fall at their neighborhood school, during the month of March. This includes parents seeking transfers. 

Parents are invited to attend the kindergarten information night, being held at their neighborhood school on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., with one exception. Franklin K-8 School will be held one week earlier on Thursday, March 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  A classroom visit or school tour may be available (by appointment only) by calling the school office:

                                          Adams  541-757-5938                    Franklin            541-757-5747  
  Garfield  541-757-5941                         Hoover 541-757-5958 
  Jefferson     541-757-5951  Lincoln  541-757-5955 
  Mt. View              541-766-4760  Wilson           541-757-5987 

Transfer Requests

The district has established specific school boundary areas, but families may request a transfer to a school outside their attendance area after they have registered at their neighborhood school. Transfer requests will be accepted online March 1-31, but such requests are subject to grade-level enrollment and space limitations.  If a transfer is granted, parents are responsible for their child’s transportation and transfers may be rescinded in accordance with district transfer guidelines.  For more information about transfers, please see our "Student Transfer" page.

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Additional Resources

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Questions & Answers
"Welcome to Kindergarten" Booklet


"Gentle Start" to Kindergarten

The start of school in the fall is different for kindergarteners than for other students. A “gentle start” approach is used to help students and teachers get to know each other on a more personal basis before the entire class meets together.

During the first week of school, kindergarten teachers will meet one-on-one with students and their parents to get acquainted and to perform a few quick, informal assessments. Then, kindergarteners will attend their first day of class along with just half of their classmates to allow their teacher more time to interact with each child and teach key skills necessary for success in kindergarten. After each half of the class goes through this orientation time, the entire class starts school together.

Schedules vary from school to school,  You will receive a letter between June and late August informing you of your child's "Gentle Start" schedule. 

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Contact Us

Student Services
Phone:      541-766-4704
Address: 1555 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333
Staff:      Cindy Dagesse, Administrative Assistant