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Kindergarten Round-Up


Kindergarten Round-Up Day for Portage Township Schools is on Wednesday, March 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Round-Up is for children who will be five years of age on or before August 1, 2023.

Families should plan to complete our Pre-Registration Form at prior to Round-Up Day. Once you have completed the pre-registration, please call your child's school to make an appointment for Kindergarten Round-Up Day on March 8. If you do not have a computer, you may complete the pre-registration form at the school in which your child will be attending. There will be computer terminals set up and staff to assist you on Kindergarten Round-Up Day. Click here to look up your child's school by address.

Residency Documentation
Please bring the following items with you to your Kindergarten Round-Up appointment:

  • Board of Health Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Immunization (Board of Health or Physician Verified)
  • Social Security number, if available
  • Guardianship Papers, if applicable
  • Parents / Guardians bring a state or Federal photo ID 
  • Proof of residency - 2 items
    • Current Lease Agreement
    • Current Mortgage papers
    • Current NIPSCO bill 
    • Current Water bill and/or sewer bill
    • Bill with the home mailing address
    • Home telephone or cellular telephone bill with home mailing address
    • Affidavit of Residency (must be submitted annually) if applicable
    • Indiana Department of Education form I, II, or III (form can be picked up at your child’s school)
Kindergarten Round-Up Activities

Kindergarten students will need to attend the Round-Up appointment with you. While you are completing the registration process, we will briefly assess each child’s Kindergarten initial skills and provide you with the results. Additionally, you will receive information on the Kindergarten Program and a “Bright Beginnings” back pack containing supplies and activities that will support you in preparing your child for Kindergarten.   

Kindergarten Assessment
All incoming kindergarten students will participate in a Kindergarten Assessment. This will take place in August before the new school year starts. When you come to Round-Up, you will select an assessment time. The assessment will take place at the school your Kindergarten student will be attending.

For parents of children who will turn five (5) on August 2, 2023 or before September 1, 2023, you may request a "waiver" of the state adopted kindergarten school entrance date.  Kindergarten waiver requests will be accepted at each school until Monday, August 7, 2023. Eligibility will be determined after the August 2023 Kindergarten testing. Waivers will be available at Kindergarten Round-Up.

We encourage you to contact your child’s school should you have any further questions about Kindergarten enrollment, waivers, or the requirements needed for your child’s successful registration at Round-Up on Wednesday, March 8!