2020-21 Kindergarten & Young 5s Registration News

All parents who have a child who will be five years old on or by September 1st, 2020 should plan on registering for the fall at their neighborhood elementary school. Unfortunately, all annual Kindergarten Round-Ups had to be cancelled due to the state wide school shutdown. It is important for parents to call Whitmore-Bolles and leave us a message if your child will be attending in the fall so that we can get information packets to you. We dropped roundup/registration packets off to families on our list over the weekend May 2-3, 2020. If you did not receive a packet, please call us at 313-827-6800 and leave us a voicemail.

Please use the link below to watch a presentation about this year’s unique registration process, Young 5s opportunities, Kindergarten readiness and videos from our Kindergarten and Young 5s teachers. 

Whitmore-Bolles Kindergarten Roundup 2020 Presentation

(When the presentation opens, click on “Present” in the upper right hand corner to view the presentation. Use the spacebar to advance to the next slide or the arrow keys to go forward or back to a slide.)


Under State law, a child must be 5 by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten. However, parents with a child whose 5th birthday falls after the September 1 deadline but before December 1 have until August 15 to complete a simple WAIVER that will allow them to enroll their child in kindergarten. We also offer a Young 5s program for students with summer and fall birthdays.

There is no waiver available for children turning 5 after December 1.

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