Enrolling Your Child

Enrolling Your Child

Kindergarten (Montello School District Board Policy)

The Board of Education shall establish student entrance age requirements which are consistent with Wisconsin Law and sound educational practice and which ensure equitable treatment.

  • A. Kindergarten
    • A child is eligible for entrance into four year old kindergarten if he/she attains the age of four (4) on or before September 1st and a child is eligible for five year old kindergarten when he/she attains the age of five (5) on or before September 1st of the year in which he/she applies for entrance and meets residence requirements. The child may not be placed in an alternative program without permission of the parent. 
1st Grade (Montello School District Board Policy)
A child must be six (6) years on or before September 1 in the year which he/she enrolls. A student must have completed kindergarten program or must receive a waiver on this requirement.

Any student who has not completed a five (5) year old kindergarten program, but seeks to enroll into first grade must receive a waiver of the requirement. (More Information in Board Policy)

Documents Needed
  • two documents with proof of residency; (see below)
  • child's original birth certificate - federal law requires that information must be received from an original birth certificate so copies cannot be accepted;
  • child's immunization records
Additional Information
Also suggested is a list of emergency phone numbers and information if a child will be picked up or dropped off at a location other than home. Students who transfer will be temporarily placed in a classroom at the grade level recommended by the previous enrollment unless another assignment is determined to be in the best interest of the child. Upon two weeks of enrollment the grade level teachers, principal, and other school officials will review performance and determine if a switch in placement is necessary. Official school records from previously attended school districts will be requested. 

Providing Residency

Students are able to enroll in the Montello School District upon proof of residency. Two documents are needed to prove residency in the district. Documents could include:

  • current utility bill (gas, electric, water or phone);
  • closing statement;
  • state or federal benefit statement;
  • current lease; or
  • most recent property tax statement.

If individuals are unable to provide the necessary documents at registration, a parent or legal guardian should complete the Certificate of Residency form and submit to the registrar.

Important: Students are not considered registered and eligible to enroll until the residency verification process is complete. 

Wisconsin State Statute 121.77 requires that students attend school in their district of residence and school districts charge tuition to non-resident students. The district investigates and verifies residency, assesses tuition when appropriate and will prosecute if necessary to recover tuition.