Entering Kindergarten 2019-20?
- Open to students who will be five years old by September 1.
- Geographical boundaries determine the attendance area for each school in Lake Oswego. Search for your resident school by entering your address in our SchoolSearch database.
- Online registration is available for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Lottery deadline for kindergarten registration: May 1, 2019.
- Kindergarten Transition Program (7/29-8/8 9am-12pm) is available through the Lake Oswego Community School. View the flyer for more information and to register.
Online Registration and Enrollment Guidelines
In 2019, kindergarten registration will be done on the District's new online registration portal. Rather than providing a paper registration form, families will use online registration to enroll their child(ren).
- Students must be five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
- Parents of children with a fifth birthday on or between September 2 and September 15 may request consideration for early admission. Please contact Sharmae Carlisle at the District office: 503-534-2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Lake Oswego elementary schools offer a full-day kindergarten program to all students.
Online registration SHOULD be used if:
- You are registering a new student who has never attended an LOSD school or program at any time in grade K-12 or post-high school.
- You live within LOSD boundaries.
- You are registering your student for one of the District's 6 schools.
Online registration should NOT be used if:
- Returning Student: your student withdrew from an LOSD school in the past, is not currently enrolled in LOSD, and is now returning to an LOSD school. Use the paper registration form.
- Preschool or pre-kindergarten: you wish to enroll your student into preschool or pre-kindergarten. (Apply through LOSD's Community School.)
- Early Admission: you wish to enroll your student into a grade level that is above the student’s age. Visit our Kindergarten Early Admission page for information about this grade level.
- On May 1st, any school that has more age-eligible registered kindergarten students than capacity will conduct a lottery.
- Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2019.
- Lottery Tier 1: Age-eligible siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline.
- Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2019.
- Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2019 are subject to availability.
- Lottery Date: May 8, 2019.
- Lottery Notification Date: May 10, 2019.
- All enrollments not selected in the lottery or received after the May 1 cut off, whose school is at capacity, would then be automatically overflowed to other schools in the district.
- Overflow schools won't be finalized until summer and we will notify families as soon as school assignments are determined.
- Most families are enrolled and attend at their resident school and are not included in the lottery process.
- Bus transportation will be provided for overflow students.
- Early-admission candidates must be assessed and pass the approval process. Approved early-admission students will be placed at the end of the applicant list for placement in their resident school.
- Any students who are overflowed for kindergarten will return to their home school for 1st grade.
Kindergarten Enrollment Status by School: 2018-19
In the event that the number of kindergarten registrants exceeds the number of spaces available at each resident school, new registrants will be assigned to another district elementary school. Current status:
- Westridge - Accepting kindergarten students
- Lake Grove - Accepting kindergarten students
- Hallinan - Accepting kindergarten students
- River Grove - At capacity. New registrations will be overflowed to another school in the district. ***Please register at River Grove***. Nofication of school placement will occur as soon as possible.
- Oak Creek - At capacity. New registrations will be overflowed to another school in the district. ***Please register at Oak Creek***. Nofication of school placement will occur as soon as possible.
- Forest Hills - Accepting kindergarten students