Kindergarten Round-Up Information


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 the school 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.

Whitmore-Bolles Kindergarten Round-Up
Date March 20, 20209:00-10:00 am
Whitmore Bolles Elementary
21501 Whitmore, Dearborn 48124
Parent & Child Informational Meeting
Please call (313) 827-6800 for more information.


  1. Crystal Paddock says:

    Hi! My daughter will be starting kindergarten in fall. I missed the date for kindergarten round up. Will you please send me the information I need?

    • Hi Crystal,
      We’re asking that parents come in and pick up Kindergarten registration packets from the Whitmore Bolles office so we can explain the forms and answer questions. Office hours are 8am-4:30pm. Please call 313-827-6800 if you have any questions about registration.

      Completed packets and required paperwork can be brought to the office between 9am and 3pm.

  2. Thank you! says:

    Can the registration information that was included in the folder during Kindergarten Round Up be posted online here? That would be helpful for parents who were not able to attend that night or happen to need another copy. Thank you.

    • Unfortunately, some of the required registration forms are not in a format that can be posted online and printed (specific color, carbon form, etc) Kindergarten registration packets can be picked up in the school office. Office hours are 8am-4:30pm. Please call 313-827-6800 if you need any information about registration.
      Completed packets and required paperwork can be brought to the office between 9am and 3pm.

  3. madalynne Stevens says:

    when will the class room listing and supplie list be posted they start school in just a few weeks now

    • Principals and secretaries return on August 12. Supply lists for each grade level will be posted soon on the main page of the blog.
      Class lists are not posted publicly at Whitmore-Bolles. We prepare tentative lists before we leave for the summer, but there are usually many students who register over the summer at the main office and we do not receive that paperwork until August 15. Many also come into the school office those first two weeks to register in person. These registrations will create needed changes in class lists to balance classes, so nothing can be finalized until the end of the first week we are back, at best.
      We work very hard to get letters out to parents so they arrive by the Friday before school starts (earlier if possible) to let them know who their child’s teacher will be. With just 1.5 people to get this work done and all the other work that goes into opening the school, there are sometimes delays. We know that this information is important to families and do the best we can to get it out to you. (We will not be able to let parents know over the phone or by email who the teacher will be.)
      Hope this information is helpful.

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