Kindergarten Registration

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Scottsbluff Public Schools will open online registration of kindergarten students for the 2024-2025 school year on February 5th

2024-2025 Kindergarten Online Registration

Scottsbluff Public Schools is now accepting online registration of kindergarten students for the 2024-2025 school year. This year, in-person registration will be held February 5-February 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in all elementary schools (evening appointments are available on a first-come first served basis for February 6 from 5-7 PM). Registration will be held at the elementary school in the family’s attendance area. If you reside in Scottsbluff and are unsure of your attendance area, a map is available at where you can enter your address to determine the school your child will attend.

The Scottsbluff Bear Cub Preschool is also holding registration by appointment for 3 and 4 year olds at the same time at the preschool stadium location which is located at 2512 2nd Avenue, between Scottsbluff High School and Bluffs Middle School. Registration packets can be downloaded beginning February 1 at

The Sixpence Early Childhood Program has immediate openings for qualifying families with children ages birth to three. To apply or receive information about this no-cost program, visit

Parents are reminded that:

1. A student must be registered by the parent/guardian of the child.

2. A copy of the State Certified birth certificate is needed for registration.

3. Nebraska statute (79-214) requires that immunization, physicals, and visual examinations must be completed and a record provided to the school before the child enters kindergarten. Preschool requires a record of up to date immunizations. If these records are not provided prior to the first day of school, the student will not be admitted. The physical and visual examinations must be completed within 6 months prior to entrance

4. Proof of address (such as a current driver's license, utility bill, etc.)

5. A student must be 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2024 for kindergarten. Children who will be 3 or 4 years of age by this date are eligible for Preschool. Families of children ages birth to 3 can apply for the Sixpence program.

6. Parents interested in registering for Scottsbluff Bear Cub Preschool can download forms at and return them to the Scottsbluff Bear Cub Preschool office at the stadium location or the SBPS District Office (after-hours dropbox).

7. For Scottsbluff families with students turning 5 years old between July 31 and Oct 15, information on early admission is available below.

It is important that parents/guardians complete this registration as soon as possible so planning can be completed for next year's kindergarten and preschool classes.

Parents with questions should contact the elementary school in their attendance area or Bear Cub Preschool.


Kindergarten Readiness

Early Kindergarten Admission

Early Kindergarten Admission

Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, students must reach the age of five years on or before July 31 in order to be admitted to the fall Kindergarten class. If your child will reach the age of five on or after August 1 and on or before October 15 a parent or guardian may apply for Early Kindergarten Admission. Applications for Early Kindergarten Admission are available below, or can be obtained at the Central Office, and in each elementary building. In order for the school district to provide the necessary student assessments required for early admission, applications must be received in the central office (1722 1st Ave) no later than 4:00 PM February 28, 2022 for the 2023-2024 school year. Once the application is received, this process will include a parent interview and the administration of two assessments by district personnel (the Young Children's Achievement Test and the Behavioral Assessment System for Children). The process may also include an observation of the child, and a recommendation from the current preschool or child care provider. Once the student has been assessed, results will be provided to the parent/guardian and placement will be discussed. If your child's birth date falls between the August and October dates stated above, it is not too early to begin the process if you feel your child is capable of carrying the work of Kindergarten.