Connect to Kindergarten


  • Connect to Kindergarten is an annual event that takes place during the spring before your son/daughter is expected to begin kindergarten. At this event, you will be able to:

    • Tour kindergarten classrooms
    • Meet staff
    • Learn what you can do over the summer to make sure your student is ready​

    Dates and times for Gresham-Barlow's Connect to Kindergarten events for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year are listed below. 

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    • East Gresham Elementary
    • Hall Elementary
    • Highland Elementary
    • Kelly Creek Elementary

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    • Hogan Cedars Elementary
    • Hollydale Elementary
    • Powell Valley Elementary
    • West Gresham Elementary

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    • Deep Creek Damascus

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    • North Gresham Elementary

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    • East Orient Elementary

    Not sure which school attendance area you live in?
    Call 503-261-4550

How to Register for Kindergarten

  • Elementary schools will begin accepting registration paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year in April. Parents should go to their attendance area school to register and bring their child's birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residence, names and telephone numbers of emergency contacts.

    If you do not know which school attendance area you reside in, please call (503) 261-4550 to find out. 

KINDERGARTEN REQUIREMENTS

  • A child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st to enter kindergarten and 6 years of age on or before September 1st to enter first grade.

    If your child will not be 5 or 6 years old on or before September 1st, and you wish to pursue enrollment, please review the requirements in policy JEBA and JEBA-AR. The policy and AR (Administrative Rules) are very specific about the necessity for psychological testing to determine kindergarten or first grade readiness of a student younger than the required age. The tests are to be scheduled and paid for by the parent.  If you have any questions pertaining to this process, please contact Jade Joseph at 503-261-4575 or joseph11@gresham.k12.or.us.