Kindergarten Orientation

Mission Statement: "To Cooperatively Inspire All Students to Achieve Their Potential"

Parent Orientation Night

Informational meeting for parent/guardian(s) of children who live in the Pierre School District and plan to enroll their child in Kindergarten at Buchanan, Jefferson, or Kennedy Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. Parent/Guardian(s) are encouraged to attend the meeting to gain knowledge of Kindergarten readiness, immunization requirements, and to meet Elementary Principals.

* The meeting will last approximately 1 hour.
* After the meeting, a limited number of computer kiosks will be available for people that need assistance booking a screening time and completing student registration.
* If your child will be attending St. Joseph School, CLICK HERE for information on their Parent Orientation Meeting.

Kindergarten Screening

A child must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the upcoming school year. The screening process allows the district to gauge a child's readiness for Kindergarten and provide guidance to parent/guardian(s). Screening sessions will last approximately 1 hour.

* Efforts will be made to create a safe environment for screening. Masks are strongly encouraged for all in attendance. Social distancing will be practiced.
* We also encourage that only one parent/guardian, and the child being screened, attend the screening session.

  • Dates: March 30th, March 31st, April 1st
  • Location: Jefferson Elementary School | 900 N. Poplar Ave. | Pierre, SD
  • Times:
     Tuesday | 8:00am - 11:00am, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
     Wednesday | 8:00am - 11:00am, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
     Thursday | 8:00am - 11:00am, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Documents NEEDED at Screening:
     Child's official CERTIFIED copy of Birth Record
     Immunization Records

Screening Scheduler

Screening Scheduler

Please use this Screening Scheduler to book a time for your Kindergarten student's screening. If an email address and cell phone number are provided, you will receive an email and text confirmation of your screening date and time. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before your child's scheduled screening.

Screening Scheduler Tutorial

Please email Pierre.School1@k12.sd.us for further assistance.

Kindergarten Student Registration

Kindergarten Registration Link

If you currently have NO children in the Pierre School District, please select the registration link above, and complete the registration process if you plan to enroll your child in Kindergarten at Buchanan, Jefferson, or Kennedy Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. If you currently have a child, or children, in the Pierre School District simply log into Infinite Campus Parent Portal and create a new registration for your Kindergartener.

Student Registration Tutorial

Please email Pierre.School1@k12.sd.us for further assistance.

Additional Links

Pierre School District Map

Elementary Boundary - District View

Elementary Boundarys - City View

Thank you for visiting the Pierre School District.

The Pierre School District prides itself on the quality of education it provides to children of the Pierre area. The teachers and support staff of the Pierre School District are of the highest caliber. Our students have great opportunities to learn and grow as a result of dedicated educators, directors, coaches, and quality programs and courses. As a district we take pride in our school and community. If you have any questions regarding the Pierre School District, please contact our Administrative Offices. We would like to hear from you!

Contact Us

  • Phone

    (605) 773-7300

    Fax

    (605) 773-7304

  • Mailing Address

    Pierre School District
    211 South Poplar Ave.
    Pierre, SD 57501

    Link to Google Map of Pierre School District Administrative Offices