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Kindergarten Ready

  • We understand Kindergarten is new adventure. For most first-time Kindergarten parents, the last Kindergarten experience you had was when you yourself were in kindergarten a few years ago. A lot has changed since then!

    Kindergarten helps students transition and prepare for the rest of their elementary school experience. 

    The typical Kindergarten day includes learning, lunch and recess, as well as built-in time for play and discovery - two very important parts of early childhood education.

    GIPS follows the state standards for kindergarten curriculum and assesses students accordingly. Our teachers are exceptional at integrating learning while caring and supporting each individual child in a safe, predictable, and inclusive environment. 

Who is Kindergarten for?

  • Kindergarten is for students who turn five by July 31 of the current year.

    If you have questions about Kindergarten eligibility you're welcome to reach out to your neighborhood GIPS school or to the district office at

How do you sign up for Kindergarten?

  • Follow the instructions for online registration. All students, new and returning, must be registered for school each year. Online registration is available for all students, including kindergarten students.

    If you already have another student in GIPS, you can follow the instructions for returning parents. If the kindergartener you are registering is your first child in GIPS, you will need to follow the instructions to get a ParentVue account and proceed to registration.


  • If there are questions you have which aren't answered below, please reach out by calling 308.385.5900 or email

    We look forward to meeting you and having your child welcomed into the GIPS family!