Kindergarten Enrollment

It’s time to enroll next year’s kindergartners! 

Reminder: Any child who will be five by Aug. 31 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Families who lack Internet access at home may contact their child’s boundary school for assistance in completing the online enrollment process.

Find Your Boundary School

Not sure what school your kindergartener will be attending? Visit our school boundary map page to locate your school. Interactive boundary maps are intended as a quick reference to identify school attendance areas. When visiting the School Boundary Map website, click on the appropriate map and enter your address into the map search to identify your school.

School Boundary Maps 

Steps to Enroll in Kindergarten

You can enroll online at your convenience after the registration window opens (typically March 1 for the upcoming school year). You also have the option to visit your boundary school to enroll online using a school device.

Step 1: To enroll your student in kindergarten, you must complete an enrollment form. You can do this online by visiting our main enrollment page:

Step 2: Once the enrollment online forms are submitted, your child's school will contact requesting you provide the several documents and records to complete your child's enrollment.

Step 3: The requested records and documents can be dropped off at the school's main office during regular school hours or by emailing the school's secretaries. The needed documents are listed below:

  • Age- and name-verifying documents (i.e. birth certificate; previously verified school records or any other government documents; a religious, hospital, or physician's certificate showing date of birth; an adoption record, etc.)
  • Medically verified immunization record (one of the following):
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)

Step 4: Get ready for kindergarten! You can start to familiarize yourself with important district information available below or by browsing our district or school websites.

Early Learning Center Students

If your student attended Richland School District Early Learning Center, there is no need to complete a new enrollment form. Your student will automatically be enrolled into kindergarten at their boundary school. If you have questions, please contact the Early Learning Center at 509-967-6082.

Useful Information

Child Care

Richland School District has partnered with Boys & Girls Club of Benton & Franklin Counties to provide before and after school child care for our elementary families. Learn more and find locations by visiting

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and Lunch are available at all RSD schools. Find menus, meal costs and applications for the free and reduced-price meal program by visiting Nutrition Services website.

Special Education

If you think your student may need special education services, contact the RSD  Special Education Department at 509-967-6050 to request an evaluation.


Bus routes for the upcoming school year are typically available in mid-to-late August. Rider expectations and rules, bus routes and more can be found by visiting RSD's Transportation website.