2014: Kindergarten teacher Monica Reyes, left, gives Timothy Butcher, 5, a hug in the hallway during the first day at Marshall Elementary School in Tucson on July 31 2014.

If you have kids that will turn 5 by Sept. 1, it's time to get them registered for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. 

If kindergarten round-ups are being held in your district, it's a good idea to go so you can get an idea of what the school is like and get a head start on registration paperwork.

If there isn't a round-up or if you missed it, no worries. You can still set up a tour of the school you're interested in. 

Before you go, make sure you have your child's immunization records, birth certificate and two proofs of residency, which can be a lease, mortgage or utility bills that proves residency at that address.

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Here's what you need to know for each district.


Anxious parents gather in the hallway as first year kindergarten teacher Lilia Valenzuela gets ready to close the door on them as classes start in Tucson on July 27, 2016. Mission Manor Elementary School, at 600 W Santa Rosa St., and all teachers and students throughout the Sunnyside Unified School District began the school year on Wednesday.


You can register for kindergarten from Feb. 27 through March 10. 

If you do not live within district boundaries, you'll have to fill out an open enrollment application. The open enrollment deadline has passed, but the district will still take applications and they'll be handled on a first come first-served basis. 

Click here for more info and enrollment forms.

Catalina Foothills

This district offers half-day kindergarten which is funded by the state and a full day program through its fee-based Kindergarten Plus program. 

If you live in the district, you can enroll for kindergarten at any time. If you are not a district resident, CFSD will accept kindergarten applications, placing students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there's room. 

Click here to register.

Flowing Wells

There are six elementary schools in the Flowing Wells District, and kindergarten registration is different for each one. They are:

Centennial Elementary, March 24; Hendricks Elementary, March 17; Homer Davis Elementary, March 20; Laguna Elementary, March 16; Richardson Elementary, March 27 and Walter Douglas Elementary, March 13.

Click here for school information.


All MUSD elementary schools offer free full-day kindergarten. If your child will be 5 before Sept. 1, you can register them at any of the Marana schools. 

If you are not a resident of the Marana district, you'll have to fill out an open enrollment form before registering. If the schools can't take all who have open enrolled, pupils will be chosen by a random selection process. 

You can pick up registration forms at any of the elementary schools or you can click here to get it online. 


The open enrollment deadline is Wednesday, so if you don't live in the district but want your child to attend school there, you'll need to fill out the application and get it in by then.

Click here for the form. 

If you live in the district, click here to fill out an enrollment form and turn it into the school you're interested in. 


Each school is hosting its own Kindergarten Round-up from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. After that, you can register anytime, but sooner is better than later so the district can assess its needs for teachers.

Your school of choice will have the enrollment forms. 

Click here for school addresses and phone numbers.

Tanque Verde

There are two elementary schools in the Tanque Verde district that offer free half-day kindergarten programs. There is a full-day tuition based option as well. 

If you live within the district boundaries, you can enroll anytime. 

If you do not live in the district, you'll need to apply for open enrollment by March 1. The lottery for open enrollment will be held in mid-to-late March. 

Kindergarten Roundups will be held on March 10 at Agua Caliente Elementary and March 14 at Tanque Verde Elementary.

Call to RSVP for kindergarten roundup. Agua Caliente: 749-2235 and Tanque Verde: 749-4244.

For more information and to fill out an open enrollment form, click here.


You can register your kids into your neighborhood school at any time, but if you want to open enroll them, you'll need to fill out an application by the end of the month to be considered in the next lottery. The district is on Round 3 of lottery.

Click here for the kindergarten page.

Click here for an open enrollment application and info.


Kindergarten round-ups are being held on different days for each of the district's nine elementary schools: Acacia, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 1; Copper Ridge, 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 28; Cottonwood, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 6; Desert Willow, 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 9; Esmond Station K8, 9 to 10 a.m. March 30; Mesquite, 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 9; Ocotillo Ridge, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 1; Senita Valley, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., March 8 and Sycamore, 5 to 6 p.m. March 1.

For more details and registration forms, call the school you're interested in.

Click here for school phone numbers. 

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson