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Kindergarten Resources

3x10 Print Countdown to K 2021- UPDATED

Enrollment is open!  

Visit BRPS Central Office to enroll your Kindergarten student for the 2021-22 school year.  We are located at 21034 15 Mile Road (in front of the High School) and are open from 7:30am - 4pm on Monday through Friday.  

Kindergarten Information Night

Our K team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Kindergarten at Big Rapids Public Schools.  Simply join us on March 23rd at Big Rapids High School to meet with our staff and have an opportunity to enroll your student.  Please follow the timeframe outlined here:

Based on Student's Last Name
A - H I - P Q - Z
5:00 - 5:30pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:00-6:30pm


Feel free to call Central Office with questions at any time at (231) 796-2627.

Kindergarten Screenings

Kindergarten screenings took place on June 8th & 9th but another screening will be available on August 10th at Big Rapids High School.  Our K team will meet with your child for about 15 minutes.  These appointment times will be made at the time of your child's enrollment.  If you enrolled but do not have an appointment, please call (231) 796-2627.

Kindergarten Open Houses

Parents will have an opportunity to visit their Kindergarten student's classroom with their children on August 24th, 2021.  Our K team will be making contact with families in August for placement information and schedule your open house day and time.  

*This format is subject to change based on state regulations in school buildings.  You will be informed by your student's teacher if changes are necessary.

First Day of Kindergarten

Kindergarten students will report to school for their first day on:

  • August 25th for the Blue Team - 11:30am dismissal

  • August 26th for the Red Team - 11:30am dismissal

  • August 27th will be the first full day for all students.  

The groups will be created out of our Skyward Family Access site. We will pull the first parent/guardian’s last name listed as ‘Family 1’ to determine the name used. Therefore, any sibling that falls under that parent will be included in the same group. Last names beginning with A-K are in the BLUE group, while last names beginning with L-Z are in the RED group. You will be notified of your child’s group and you are able to access your Family Access Account to see your child’s group as well as seen below:

Red or Blue Group Location on Skyward

Check out the helpful Kindergarten resources below:

To enroll your child for the 2021-22 academic year at Big Rapids Public Schools, please visit BRPS Central Office located at 21034 15 Mile Road between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm.

Be sure to bring your child's:

  • immunization records,
  • the child's birth certificate, and
  • the parent or guardian's proof of residency.  

(Proof of residency can be in the form of a driver's license, utility bill, or any other form that ties the parent or guardian to their stated address.)

For more information click here to be redirected to the BRPS Enrollment Information page or call (231) 796-2627.