Kindergarten FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Kindergarten 


Which school will my child attend?

For help determining your neighborhood schools, use the school locator on the district web page or call 651-463-5052.  If you have a new student entering Kindergarten, you will need to enroll your child through the district's online registration system located here.  


Does the school offer before/after school care?

Kid Connection, school age care is a fee based, school age care program providing high quality care before and after school. All-day care is also offered on non-school days. Kid Connection activities incorporate learning opportunities in reading, math, science, physical education and music.  Learn more by calling 651-460-3200.


Will my child ride a bus to school?

Kindergarten students who live more than one mile from school have the opportunity to ride a district provided school bus to and from school. To determine if your home falls within the transportation zone, contact the Transportation Office, Marschall Lines, at 651-463-8689.


Will my child eat breakfast and/or lunch at school?

Farmington Area Public Schools offers nutritious breakfasts and lunches at all elementary schools. Students enrolled in Kindergarten are eligible to participate in the school nutrition program. All Kindergarten students are provided free breakfast. To see menus, pricing, make deposits in your child's account or for more information, go to Chartwells' school nutrition program or call 651-463-5025.


Does my child qualify for Educational Benefits (Free/Reduced Lunch Program)?

Children may receive Free or Reduced price school meals if their household income is within a maximum amount listed on the Applications for Education Benefits.  Applications must be filled out each school year.  For additional information, a copy of the Application for Educational Benefits, or you have questions regarding benefits, please call 651-463-5051.


Who should I contact if I feel my child might have a disability?

Special Education services are provided to students with disabilities. Early intervention is available from birth and is effective in helping young children prepare for their early school years. If you suspect that your child has a disability, please contact the principal of the building your child will be attending or the Special Services office at 651-463-5020.


Who should I contact if my child is sick or needs to take medication while at school?
Health offices at each school are staffed by health care professionals committed to keeping students safe. We will work with you to address any medical concerns your child may have. Parents are called if a student is ill and needs to go home or has received an injury requiring transfer to a clinic or hospital.

If your child must be given medication during school hours, a licensed prescribed signature and medication order for both prescription and over-the-counter medicine are required. Parental permission is also needed. Medication permission forms are available online, in   the school health office or at your clinic. For more information, please visit District Health Services web page or call our district nurse at 651-460-1965. 

Does Farmington Area Public Schools offer full day Kindergarten?
Does Farmington Area Public Schools offer full day Kindergarten?