• Upcoming Kindergarten Students

    School District 318 follows Minnesota Statute (section 120A.20) which requires that a child must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year they wish to begin attending kindergarten. Kindergarten in ISD 318 is all-day, every day.

    Kindergarten Timeline

    • January through March: Preschool Screening
    • April: Kindergarten Enrollment
    • July: Placement letters sent
    • August: Transportation notices sent
    • September: Kindergarten Orientation (note kinders will only attend one day during the first week of school)
    • October through December: Preschool Screening

    Preschool screening is required for all children entering kindergarten. If your child was already screened within ISD, there is no need for additional paperwork. If your child has not been screened, please call 218-327-5572 to arrange for an appointment. Learn more about preschool screening.

    The process of assigning children to individual schools in District 318 begins in late spring. Elementary school assignments are determined by where you live (home area) and space availability. Families will be notified of school and teacher placement by mail.

    The following documentation is required for all incoming kindergarten students:

    • A copy of the child's birth certificate
    • Early childhood preschool screening
    • A record of up-to-date immunizations
    • For incoming Kindergarteners, you do NOT need to enroll if:
      • You have received any mailings from the district with your Kinder's name on it (your child has automatically been enrolled)
      • Your Kinder has completed an early childhood screening with ISD 318 (your child has automatically been enrolled)

    Please refer to the links below for specific requirements and further information regarding your child in kindergarten.

  • Contacts

    Cohasset Elementary
    Principal: Jill Wheelock
    p: 218-327-5860
    f: 218-327-5861

    East Rapids Elementary
    Principal: Ryan DeBay
    Asst. Principal: Bruce Goodwin
    p: 218-327-5880
    f: 218-327-5871

    West Rapids Elementary
    Principal: Sean Martinson
    Asst. Principal: Clayton Lindner
    p: 218-327-5870
    f: 218-327-5885