Enrolling Your Child at Northfield Public Schools
If you are new to the district or have a kindergarten student to enroll, please enroll your child at the school that they will attend while school is in session (between mid-August and mid-June), if possible. Contact the school office to make an appointment. If you need to enroll your student during the summer months (mid-June to mid-August), you may register your student at the district office by calling 507.663.0629.
If you have an elementary student and are unsure which school attendance area you live in, visit the District Boundaries page. The map will assist you in determining which school attendance area you live in. Or, you may also contact the district office, at 507.663.0629, for assistance. Benjamin Bus provides transportation for the district.
Children who are five years old on or before September 1 are eligible to begin kindergarten. Proof of birth date will be required for kindergarten entrance. Examples of accepted documentation include a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a hospital document, passport or baptismal certificate.
State law requires all students to complete Early Childhood Screening before they enter kindergarten. Visit the Early Childhood Screening page for more information and to schedule an appointment for a screening.
Parents of middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students transferring to Northfield Public Schools from another school district should contact Northfield Middle School (507.663.0664) or Northfield High School (507.663.0636) to make an appointment with a school counselor who will assist you in enrolling and registering your student for classes.
Please come prepared by filling out the required forms below.
State law requires that all students meet specific immunization requirements. Beginning September 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health changed immunization law to more closely align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other medical and public health groups. Medical and conscientious exemptions are still allowed under the law.
In addition to new vaccine requirements, the law now specifies that students in all grades must have documentation for all required vaccines. Children enrolled or enrolling in child care or early childhood programs (that meet at least once a week for at least six weeks during the year) must also provide proof of immunizations or have a legal exemption.
The student and early childhood immunization forms, located in the Required Enrollment Forms section below, have been updated to reflect the new immunization requirements. Record your child’s immunizations or exemptions on this form for your child’s school.
Open Enrollment or Non Resident Agreement
If you have just moved into the Northfield School District, but would prefer your child to continue to attend the school in your old school district or you do not live in the Northfield School District and would like your child to attend the Northfield School District, you will need to complete an Open Enrollment Form or a Non Resident Agreement Form.
Minnesota’s Open Enrollment Program allows families to apply to send their student to any public school district in Minnesota.
Open enrollment is the process by which you apply for enrollment in a district other than the district in which you reside. It is similar to a Non Resident Agreement, except there are state mandated time frames and guidelines. Students must apply to the school district of their choice by January 15 for attendance the following fall. Transportation is provided by the parent or guardian.
For those families who decide after January 15 to enroll their student in another school district, a Non Resident Agreement form needs to be completed. The Non Resident Agreement needs to be approved first by the district in which you live and then by the district in which you would like your child to attend. This agreement is valid only for the current school year. Transportation is provided by the parent or guardian.
If you have further questions, you may call the district office at 507.663.0629.
Required Enrollment Forms
Parents may request an enrollment packet or access the forms below. With the exception of bus registration, enrollment forms are available in fillable format. Please print the forms to hard copy for submission.
- Request for Records: Elementary / Middle School / High School
- K-12 Student Enrollment Form / K-12 Formulario de Inscripción del Alumno
- Health & Emergency Information / Informacion de Salud o en Caso de Emergencio
- Home Language Questionnaire / Cuestionario sobre el idioma principal
- Student Immunization Form / Early Childhood Immunization Form
- Families in Transition Questionnaire
Other Enrollment Forms
Intra District Transfer
- Intra District Transfer Request 2015-16 / Formulario de asistencia entre distritos 2015-16
- Intra District Transfer Request 2016-17 / Formulario de asistencia entre distritos 2016-17
- Homeschool Full Report – This form is to be printed, filled out and mailed or submitted electronically to the Superintendent by October 1 of each year, or within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school to homeschool.
- Letter of Intent to Continue Homeschooling – This form is to be printed, filled out and mailed or submitted electronically to the Superintendent by October 1 of each year after the instructor has provided the district with a Full Report.
- Application for Shared Time Enrollment