Kindergarten Registration

Kalama School District offers a full-day kindergarten program that provides our youngest learners with the opportunity to develop essential social, emotional and problem-solving skills, preparing them for success in later grades and life.

Registration packets are available for pick up at the elementary office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you are unable to make it during business hours, please contact us for other arrangements by calling 360-673-5207 or by sending an email to Carey Sweyer at

To register your child, you will be asked to provide the following documentation:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Proof of residency in Kalama School District

  • Up-to-date immunization records*

*If you are having difficulty obtaining your child’s immunization records or other documentation as a result of the COVID-19 closure, please contact the school and they will work with you to complete the registration process.

Kindergarten Registration

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How old does my child need to be in order to be eligible for Kindergarten?

To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must turn 5 years old on or before August 31.

When can I register my child for Kindergarten?

Kindergarten registration for fall 2021 will begin March 8, 2021.

What is the deadline to register my child for Kindergarten?

Kindergarten registration before June 1 is encouraged to save your child a spot and to help the district plan for appropriate staffing levels. That said, there is no official deadline to register your child for Kindergarten.

Is there a cost to families for the Kindergarten program?


Can my child ride the bus to school?

Kindergarten students are eligible to ride the bus just like students in other grades. Visit the KWRL website to register your student for the bus and find route information. Questions? Call KWRL at 360-841-2023.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Give us a call at 360-673-5207. If email is preferred, you can contact Carey Sweyer, Kalama Elementary School head secretary, at We are happy to help answer your questions.