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Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Students may enter kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before July 31. However, if a child turns five years of age between August 1 and October 15, he or she is eligible to participate in an assessment conducted by Hastings Public Schools, if they live within the district boundaries, to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten.

Requests can be made from February 1, 2021, to May 1, 2021. No requests will be accepted after May 1, 2021.

Our process:

1) Parent completes the request form

2) Releases are signed for the preschool and/or daycare 

3) DIAL-4 child assessment administered

4) DIAL parent and teacher rating scales scored

5) Other information on a case-by-case basis

6) School Psychologist determines if early entrance would be recommended