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It is time to register for kindergarten

Children who will be turning five years old before August 1 can complete the online enrollment application now to start kindergarten in the fall. Applications can be completed until the first day of the 2020-2021 school year, which is Monday, Aug. 24.

Parents and guardians should follow the steps below to enroll their child with Springfield Public Schools.

  • Schedule kindergarten immunizations. Contact your primary physician or Jordan Valley Community Health Center to schedule immunizations. For information about scheduling immunizations if you don’t have insurance or have Medicaid, call (417) 831-0150.
  • Gather supporting documents.  Needed documents include proof of residence, birth certificate, Social Security card, and immunizations record.
  • Schedule a kindergarten screening. Contact the Office of School Readiness at Shady Dell Early Childhood Center, located at 2757 E. Division St. by calling 523-1333.
  • Register for kindergarten. To submit an enrollment application online, click here. After completing the online enrollment application, you must submit all supporting documents to your child's school.  If you are unable to complete the application online, you can register your child at the school on the date listed below.
  • Students currently in SPS preschool programs (Wonder Years and ECSE) DO NOT need to register for Kindergarten. They will be screened at school in May and their registration paperwork is already complete.  If, however, you have moved or are planning to move, please notify your current preschool office of the address change.

    View kindergarten registration dates by school.


Feb. 24, 2020