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How to Register for Kindergarten

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open starting on March 1, 2024. If your child will be 5 years old on or by September 1st, 2024, please register them for Kindergarten by June 1st. Click here to register online.

Please have the following ready to complete the registration process: birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residence (i.e. a utility bill), and names and telephone numbers of emergency contacts.

If you do not know which school attendance area you live in, please use our School Locator map or call (503) 261-4550 for help.

Early Kindergarten Transition Program

Dates & Times for 2024 To Be Determined

The Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) Program is a free and engaging 3-week summer program focused on preparing incoming kindergarten students and their families for a successful first year of school. The program focuses on social skills, early literacy and math skills, as well as interactive play and exploration focused around the Oregon Early Learning Standards. Parent classes are also a key component of the program.

Parents will attend a hands-on, engaging workshop two days/6 hours each week during the program to learn about how to support their child's success in kindergarten. They'll visit classrooms, meet teachers and other parents, learn valuable skills, and get books and other resources. Meals, transportation, and take-home books are provided. Dual Language Instruction EKT classes are also available at North Gresham and Highland Elementary Schools.

Contact your home school for information and registration!
Class size is limited. Children with limited preschool will be prioritized.

East Gresham Elementary - 503-661-6050
Hall Elementary - 503-661-6330
Highland Elementary - 503-665-7158
Hogan Cedars Elementary - 503-261-4500
Hollydale Elementary - 503-661-6226
North Gresham Elementary - 503-661-6415


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. Psychological testing is necessary to determine 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

Connect to Kindergarten

Connect to Kindergarten is an annual event that takes place during the spring before your student is expected to begin kindergarten. This event gives families the opportunity to tour the school, meet staff, and learn what you can do over the summer to make sure your student is ready.

The dates and times for this spring's Connect to Kindergarten events are listed below. If you would like more information or have questions about your residential school, please contact them directly.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
East Gresham: 4:30-6:00 PM
Hall: 5:00-6:00 PM
Hogan Cedars: 5:00-6:30 PM
Kelly Creek: 5:30-6:30 PM
North Gresham: 4:30-6:00 PM
Powell Valley: 5:00-6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Deep Creek Damascus: 4:00-5:00 PM
East Orient: 5:30-6:30 PM
Hollydale: 4:30-6:00 PM
Highland: 4:30-6:00 PM

Not sure which school attendance area you live in?
Check our School Locator Tool or call 503-261-4550 for help.