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School district announces registration for kindergarteners starting in September.

Registration is now open for Lake Oswego families to enroll kindergartners for the 2022-23 academic year.

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 19, the Lake Oswego School District invites community members to register their future kindergartner using the district's online portal. Children over the age of 5 or those who turn 5 before Sept. 1 are eligible to enter kindergarten in September.

All applications submitted by March 11 will be entered into a lottery drawing, with each student receiving a chance for selection.

The school district requires various proofs of documentation when enrolling:

A copy of your child's birth certificate, passport or some other official record of birth;

Proof of residency (current utility bill, sales agreement for the purchase of a home or rental agreement);

Completed and signed Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status;

Home Language/Recent Arrivers Survey; and

Certification that the student received a dental screening within the previous 12 months.

The district also opened up registration for the Spanish Immersion Program. Kindergartners would begin classes at Palisades World Language School.

Eligibility for the program is the same as regular class enrollment, except younger siblings of students currently in kindergarten through fourth grade of the Spanish Immersion program have priority for enrollment only at the kindergarten level.

The registration comes at a time when local school districts are rebuilding their class sizes after a nationwide decline due to the pandemic. In 2020, the national kindergarten enrollment fell 9% according to the National Center of Education Statistics.

The Lake Oswego kindergarten class in 2020 dropped approximately 13% from the 2019 class size of 397.

However, the district bounced back with 398 kindergartners enrolled during the 2021-22 academic year.

A student's school is determined by their home address. Families can use the district's LOSD school boundaries map to find their zone.

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