Kindergarten Round-Up Information

USD 489 District Kindergarten Round-Up Informational Meeting

Due to COVID – Attendance is limited to only PARENT(s) of incoming Kindergarten students who do NOT currently have a sibling attending one of the four USD 489 elementary schools.

Hays High School Gymnasium, 2300 E. 13th St.

Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm

Eligibility for Kindergarten – Student must be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2021.

If you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2021 and you do not currently have a child attending one of the four USD 489 elementary schools, please plan to attend our USD 489 Kindergarten Round-up.  This PARENTS ONLY Informational Meeting will be held in the Hays High School Gymnasium on Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm. 

A Kindergarten Pre-enrollment form must be completed for each incoming kindergarten student. These forms will be mailed to families who have incoming Kindergarten students attending one of the district elementary schools, and they will be made available for other families the night of round up. On the form, you will be asked to fill out and rank the four elementary schools in the order you prefer your child to attend. Efforts will be made to place your child in the school of your first choice, but there may be a chance your child will be placed at another school due to limits on class sizes. Preference will be given to those who have siblings currently enrolled in a district elementary school. Pre-enrollment forms for all incoming Kindergarten students must be returned to the USD 489 Board Office no later than Friday, March 19, 2021, for first choice to be considered. Parents will be notified of their child’s school assignment by the end of April. Again, preference will be given to those who have siblings currently enrolled in a district elementary school.

PLEASE NOTE: Round-Up Information will be made available for those who choose not to attend due to COVID and/or for those parents who have children currently attending Lincoln, O’Loughlin, Roosevelt, or Wilson.

QUESTIONS??  Call any of the USD 489 elementary schools listed below.  Please help us find the new kindergarteners by sharing this information with everyone you know.  Thank you!

Lincoln Elementary School:                              623-2500           

                                                            O’Loughlin Elementary School:                         623-2510               

                                              Roosevelt Elementary School:                           623-2520                 

                                         Wilson Elementary School:                               623-2550

We look forward to having you and your child be a part of the

Hays-USD 489 school district.

**A master Kindergarten contact list is kept at the district office. Please call Jess Reling at the Rockwell Administration Center (785) 623-2400 to put your name on that contact list. Contacts will also be gathered from our elementary schools and the night of round up.