Kindergarten Roundup Information and Form
Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
Due to Covid-19, we will not have an in-person meeting with parents or an in-person Kindergarten Roundup this year. We will be sending parents an informational newsletter that includes forms and a video presentation as well as other information after registration has ended.
PRE-REGISTRATION is necessary. REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2021. See bottom of this page for the four options to register.
Copies of the following documents are needed for your child to start school:
*Copy of Birth Certificate
*Copy of Immunization Card
*Completed Information Packet
(Iowa Law states that a child must be five on or before September 15, 2020, to be eligible for Kindergarten)
JumpStart is a class for young five-year-olds who are old enough for kindergarten, but may benefit from another year of growing before kindergarten. JumpStart students will attend kindergarten the following school year.
During Kindergarten Round-Up students may be recommended for JumpStart by their parents, preschool teacher, area education agency personnel or physicians.
All incoming kindergarten students are required to have proof of immunization turned into the school office prior to the first day of school. According to Public Health  Iowa Administrative Code, section 641-7.5(139A) Proof of Immunization 7.5(1) applicants, or their parents or guardians, shall submit a valid Iowa Department of Public Health Certficate of immunization to the admitting official of the school or licensed child care center in which the applicant wishes to enroll. 641-7.9(139A)Compliance. Applicants not presenting proper evidence of immunization, or exemption, are not entitled to enrollment in a licensed child-care center or elementary or secondary school under the provisions of Iowa Code section 139A.9.
In addition, all incoming kindergarten students are required to have a physical completed by a physician, registered nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant prior to the first day of class. This should be turned into the school office. Please click here for the Kindergarten Student Physical Form (pdf file).
DENTAL CHECK UP / SCREENINGS
Children entering Kindergarten must provide the school with proof of a dental check up or screening. There is an Iowa certificate of dental screening that must be completed by the dentist or dental hygienist who performed the check up or screening. This certificate needs to be turned into the school office within 4 months of the start of the school year. Please click here for the Dental Certificate form (pdf file). These forms are also available at Iowa dental offices.
- If you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten in August, please notify Ekstrand Elementary School in one of four ways:
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Child’s full given name
- Child’s birthdate (month, day, year)
- Child’s gender
- Parent(s)/Guardian(s) full names
- Home address
- City, State and Zip Code
- Home phone with area code
- Work (daytime contact) phone with area code
- Phone Ekstrand Elementary at 563-659-0750 with the above information
- Click here to complete the form on-line and send electronically.
- Complete the form above, print, and mail it to Ekstrand Elementary School, PO Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742.
Thank you for your help as we plan for the next school year.