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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child—and for your entire family—and we're excited to have you join the Aberdeen Public Schools community!

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At the Aberdeen Public School District, we're committed to empowering all students to succeed in a changing worldand that begins with a supportive, nurturing kindergarten environment.

Our district includes six elementary schools:

  • C.C. Lee Elementary

  • Lincoln Elementary

  • May Overby Elementary

  • Mike Miller Elementary

  • O.M. Tiffany Elementary

  • Simmons Elementary

At each of our schools, your child will be taught by caring, dedicated teachers who are ready to help them learn and growand set them on the path to success!

Ready for Kindergarten

Are you wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten? Our kindergarten teachers say that children should, in general, be able to:

  •  Follow simple, two-step directions.

  • Accept consequences.

  • Listen without interrupting.

  • Get along with others.

  • Use words to express feelings.

  • Use the bathroom without help.

  • Put on shoes, zip coat, fasten buttons.

  • Be able to use crayons, pencils, scissors.

  • Wait for attention.

  • Sit and listen to a story for 10 minutes.

  • Be able to recognize and write their first name.

What can parents do to help?

Make sure your child is well-rested and well-nourished, and read to them every day!  

   Watch our video to learn more!

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Don't miss Kindergarten Signing Day on Jan. 15, 2024!

If your child is heading to kindergarten in fall 2024, don’t miss the first ever Aberdeen Public Schools Kindergarten Signing Day on Monday, Jan. 15.

 This free kindergarten registration event will take place from 1-7 p.m. at Simmons Middle School, 1300 S. Third St.

 Kindergarten Signing Day is free and open to all local families planning to send a child to kindergarten during the 2024-25 school year. The event will feature: 

  • Kindergarten readiness screening

  • Free food and prizes

  • Bouncy house and other fun activities

  • Free T-shirt and photo with the Golden Eagle mascot!

 Parents: To register your child for kindergarten, please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records, as well as proof of address.

Frequently Asked Questions

Register for Kindergarten

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We can't wait for you to join us! Kindergarten registration for fall 2024 begins in January. If you have any further questions, please contact your school! (See our elementary school boundary map to determine your school.) Elementary schools can be reached by calling: 

  • C.C. Lee Elementary: 605-725-7500

  • Lincoln Elementary: 605-725-7200

  • May Overby Elementary: 605-725-7300

  • Mike Miller Elementary: 605-725-7800

  • O.M. Tiffany Elementary: 605-725-7400

  • Simmons Elementary: 605-725-7600

Ready to register? Get started at the link below!

Additional Resources