Kindergarten/Young 5s Enrollment

Children who turn 5 years old by September 1 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is a full-day program (8:35 a.m.-3:40 p.m.) and is available at all of our elementary schools.  Children who will turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 1 are eligible for Young 5s. Young 5s is also a full-day program, but is considered a District program and may not be housed in all schools.  Young 5s students will receive placement letters in August, once the schools that will house Young 5s are determined.

If parents/guardians have questions or concerns regarding their student’s developmental needs or placement within these guidelines, they should contact their assigned school’s principal.

If you are a current Portage family with other students already enrolled in the District, please enroll your student(s) using Skyward Family Access.  New families should use the Online Registration Process to enroll.


During the school year, all incoming Y5/K students are required to attend a Kindergarten/Young 5s Enrollment Meeting at their school of attendance. This will be a 15-20 minute meeting for the parent/guardian, student, and school staff to have an opportunity to meet on an individual level. Each school has several dates available.  Read here for info or to sign up for your student’s enrollment meeting. If time slots are full or the dates have passed, please contact the school to schedule your child’s meeting.