Kindergarten Enrollment

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    A child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she will be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year he or she will begin school. For information on early entrance to kindergarten, contact the school building office where you intend to enroll your child. If you are new to the district or have a student to enroll, you may enroll your child at the school that they will attend. Click to view School Attendance Boundary Map.

    Register for Kindergarten

    Download and complete the enrollment packet. Registration are done at each school site. Please contact the building office to schedule an enrollment meeting and bring all completed forms to the meeting.

    Enrollment Packet Checklist:


    School Contact Information:

    Lincoln Center Elementary 
    357 - 9th Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075
    (651) 457-9426 

    Kaposia Education Center 
    1225 First Avenue South, South St. Paul, MN 55075
    (651) 451-9260 

    Other information

    Early Childhood Screening

    The State of Minnesota requires that all children entering kindergarten at a public school participate in preschool screening before the start of the school year. Click here to learn more and make an appointment.


    Elementary students who live one mile or more from their assigned school are eligible for District-provided transportation. Bus passes will be sent to the eligible students’ homes during the month of August. Your child will receive a postcard in the mail that has the bus number, location and time of pick-up. Once the postcard arrives, be sure to place it in your child's backpack, it will be required to board the school bus. 

    Our school district currently contracts with Safe-Way Bus Co. to provide pay-to-ride transportation for those who are not eligible for District-provided transportation on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information and registration forms are available online. Forms may also be obtained by contacting Safe-Way Bus at (651) 451-1375, or they may be picked up at the District Office, 104 – 5th Avenue South.

    Visit or call (651) 457-9474 for more information. 

    Nutrition Services

    South St. Paul Public Schools participates in the National Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. School lunches and school breakfasts are served at all schools. First breakfast is free for all students. Grab and Go breakfasts are available between morning classes to provide quick and nutritious meals for students who missed the first breakfast. School meals can be prepaid through PayPaMS. Click here for instructions to setup your PayPAMS account. All parents are also encouraged to complete the online application for educational benefits.

    Visit or call (651) 457-9429 for more information.

    Kids' Choice School-Age Care Program

    South St. Paul Kids' Choice School-Age Care Program is a place where we create a safe atmosphere for youth to develop into self-confident, culturally enriched, compassionate leaders. Who embrace life-long learning and desire to make a positive change in the world.

    Kids' Choice operates year round in each of the elementary school buildings. We offer programming before and after school, on non-school days for youth in grades PreK-6th and during the summer for youth in grades K-7th. Click here for more information or contact the Community Education office at (651) 306-3631.

    Interpreters and Translations

    Cultural liaison support is available at each building to assist spanish-speaking families.

    Lincoln Center Elementary: 
    Cecilia Larson at (651) 306-3663

    Kaposia Education Center: 
    Daisy Medina-Cuenca at (651) 306-3667

    SSP Secondary/CLC: 
    Shannon Lippke at (651) 306-3665