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).

    Enrollment Guidelines

    • 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 sharmae.carlisle@loswego.k12.or.us 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.

Geographical Boundaries


    • 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 



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