Especially for Parents

Entrance Requirements

Kindergarten - Each child of legal settlement shall be eligible for Kindergarten providing that s/he has attained the age of five (5) on or before August 1st.  This requirement shall also apply to children who transfer into the Northern Wells Community Schools and who may have attended private or public kindergarten in another locality.

First Grade - If a child seeking to enroll in first grade has not attended kindergarten, the Superintendent shall make a determination as to whether the student will enroll in kindergarten or first grade based upon the assessment model found in the administrative guidelines.   

Enrollment Information

To expedite enrollment, please make an appointment with the school and provide student’s birth certificate, proof of residence, and custody paperwork (if applicable). It will also be helpful to provide previous school records, shot records, and any special education records. Every effort will be made for the student to attend classes as soon as possible. 
We welcome support from parents. Parents frequently serve on committees, tutor, and volunteer for academic activities and extracurricular events. Parents are also invited to become instrumental partners in the elementary schools’ PTOs, the middle school’s Crusader Parents, and the high school’s PIT (Parents in Touch) Crew. 

Bear Care

Latchkey programs at our elementary schools offer before- and after-school care for students in kindergarten through grade five. The programs open on scheduled school days at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. 
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