Welcome to Kindergarten

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How old does my child have to be to enter kindergarten?
    Children need to be five years of age before September 2 of the year in which admission is sought (Refer to Utah State Code Title 53A-3-402(6), except as provided in Section Title 53A-1-1001.

    Students shall be allowed to continue their enrollment at grade level in the receiving state commensurate with their grade level, including Kindergarten, from a local education agency in the sending state at the time of transition, regardless of age. A student that has satisfactorily completed the prerequisite grade level in the local education agency in the sending state shall be eligible for enrollment in the next highest grade level in the receiving state, regardless of age. Students transferring after the start of the school year in the receiving state shall enter the school in the receiving state on their validated level from an accredited school in the sending state. (Refer to Utah State Code Title 53A-1-1001, Article IV Educational Records and Enrollment D. Kindergarten and First grade entrance age).

  2. When do kindergarten classes start?
    Contact your Local Education Agency (LEA) (district/charter) for kindergarten start dates.

  3. Can my child skip kindergarten and attend first grade?
    If the child is 5 years old before September 2, they would enroll in kindergarten. Your next step is to contact the LEA (district/charter) for further information.

  4. Does my child have to attend kindergarten?
    A school-aged minor must be enrolled in school. The definitions define school-age minor as at least six years of age, but younger than 18. As kindergarten is for age 5, it would be optional.

  5. Can my child be enrolled in two kindergarten classes?
    A kindergarten student may only enroll in one LEA at a time.

  6. How long are kindergarten classes?
    A minimum of two hours per day per session in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Team

Liz Williams
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7721 | E-mail

Melissa Strautins
Office Assistant
Phone: (801) 538-7976 | E-mail