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Enrolling Your Student

The district encourages all families with school age children to register for school as soon as possible. To determine what school a student would be assigned to based on their address, visit the school boundary calculator.

To register, you may fax the forms listed below to 651-425-6320, scan/email the forms to rpolica2@sowashco.org, or visit the District Service Center (7362 E. Point Douglas Rd. S., Cottage Grove). Please have available the previous school address and fax number, a copy of the birth certificate, current immunization record, and two forms for proof of residency.

Acceptable items for proof of residency include: Purchase/lease agreement (signed and dated), payroll statement, healthcare statement, current Excel Energy bill, current water bill, bank statement, change of address with USPS, Federal/State/County benefits, student loan statement, and updated MN Driver’s License. *Cell phone, cable, sanitation, or department store bills are not accepted as they may be billed to any address.

Enrollment Form Address Form Welcome Flyer

Data Request forms

Any current families with changes in their child’s legal guardianship or residence are also asked to contact Student Information at 651-425-6236.

Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten and need to enroll the preceding spring. Parents of kindergarten students receive information about the procedure in advance of the enrollment date. Early Childhood Screening does not enroll your child for kindergarten.

NOTE:  The district continues to experience growth, and in particular in the northeast quadrant of the district. Parents looking in this area or at Liberty Ridge should be aware that new attendance boundaries will take effect in the fall of 2017-18. Even with these adjustments, there are certain grade levels that may not be accommodating new students. 


Valley Crossing Elementary 

Any family within District 833 is able to apply for an intra-district transfer to Valley Crossing, the district's recently acquired elementary school. For the 2016-17 school year and beyond, the district plans to maintain the programs and opportunities that are in place at Valley Crossing, including the multiage choice program and Gateway, the district’s Gifted Education program for students in grades 3-5. With the completion of the north elementary attendance boundaries, those students residing in neighborhood groups W10, W11, W12, W27 and W29, will be assigned to Valley Crossing in the fall of 2017.

Enrolling in the multiage choice program for 2017-18

The multiage choice program will continue to be an option for families across District 833. Families should submit an intra-district transfer request if they are interested in the multiage choice program for their child. The requests will be accepted based on space available, first-come first-served. 


Identification as a Gifted Learner in a Prior District

If your child received gifted education services in their prior district, after enrolling your child in District 833, please send assessment results and any additional information used for placement to: Gifted Education Services, 7362 E. Point Douglas Rd. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

These assessment results may include a Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), an Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), a Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT), or an IQ test as well as achievement tests (such as MAP or state testing).  The Coordinator of Gifted Education will review the information that you submit to determine appropriate instructional placement in District 833.  Families will be contacted after the information has been reviewed.  For further information regarding gifted services, please see the Gifted Education website.


MOVING?

If you move within District 833 boundaries, please call 651-425-6236 to have your family census data updated. You will also need to complete an Address Change Form. Proof of Residency is required before changes can be considered.

If you are planning to move OUT of District 833 boundaries, please call 651-425-6236 to have your family census information removed. This information is vital in helping school district administration maintain current records and plan for future program needs. This data will remain confidential and will be used only to assist administration in determining future building and facilities needs; improving the efficiency of transporting public and private school students; help in projecting future revenues and program expenditures; assist in development of programs for preschool children, special education students, regular instruction, athletics, community education, senior citizen programs; and generally serve the needs of District 833 students and citizens.


DISTRICT FAMILY CENSUS

Please call Student Information at 651-425-6236 to add your preschool children, or children attending out-of-district public or private schools or one of the in-district private schools. If you prefer, a census form can be mailed to you to complete and return. This information places your children on the district mailing lists to ensure all relevant information is shared with you. The data will remain confidential and will be used only to assist with district projections and needs.