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Resident Registration

If you are new to Mankato Area Public Schools (resident family or approved open-enrolled family), you may be asking yourself what to do next. Below we've compiled a list of helpful resources for parents/guardians of new students, whether kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school.

REGISTRATION STEPS FOR ALL GRADES

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Resident families need to follow these steps to enroll. Families will enroll at the Central Registration Office:

Intergovernmental Center
10 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, Minnesota
Click here for directions

  1. Check our Attendance Areas to see where your children will go to school.
  2. Bring official state issued birth certificate, passport, or I-94 form for each child registering for school
  3. Bring current immunization record  
  4. Bring proof of address (a utility bill or a home lease agreement, for example)
  5. Bring student records, transcript, Special Education IEP and summary evaluation report
  6. Complete the following registration forms:

At the time of registration you will be given information on how to set up your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. 

Grade Specific Information

Kindergarten

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

  • In Minnesota, children are eligible to attend kindergarten when they are five-years-old on or before September 1 of the calendar year that school starts. View MN Statutes section 120A.20.
  • School attendance is determined by your address. View Attendance Boundaries to learn more.
  • All incoming kindergartners are required to complete Early Childhood Screening, or share results of the Early Childhood Screening if not completed by ISD77.
  • Registration for resident families in Mankato Area Public Schools is now open. Families must register all children entering Kindergarten, even if other siblings are currently enrolled. The priority deadline to complete the online registration form is January 25. Resident applications will be accepted after the deadline, but first-choice schools or programs may be filled.
  • The state deadline for open enrollment applications is January 15. Late applications will be accepted as space allows. Approved open-enrolled families will receive an email with instructions for registering online.
  • Our elementary schools host a Kindergarten welcome event in the spring for all enrolled students. Please watch for additional communication.
  • Families should review:

Elementary (Grades K-5)

  • Elementary Parent/Student Handbooks are available on each school website.
  • Additional forms may be needed at individual school buildings. Please inquire accordingly.
  • Backpack Food Program - provides a weekend's worth of healthy, well-balanced meals in small bags. The bags are given to the students' teachers every Thursday to be discreetly placed into the child's backpack on Friday.
  • Families should review:

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

  • The school you registered for will contact you to set up an appointment with a school counselor to discuss topics including academic schedules.
  • Parent/Student Handbooks are available on each school website.
  • Additional forms may be needed at individual school buildings. Please inquire accordingly.
  • 1:1 Chromebook Program and Insurance - Agreement for the 1:1 program and optional insurance. Additional Information
  • Backpack Food Program - provides a weekend's worth of healthy, well-balanced meals in small bags. The bags are given to the students' teachers every Thursday to be discreetly placed into the child's backpack on Friday.
  • Activities and Athletics - Information on Mankato East and Mankato West activities and athletics including registration links.
  • Activities Pass - Information on purchasing an activities pass for activities and athletics.
  • Families should review:

High School (Grades 9-12)

  • The school you registered for will contact you to set up an appointment with a school counselor to discuss topics including academic schedules.
  • Parent/Student Handbooks are available on each school website.
  • Additional forms may be needed at individual school buildings. Please inquire accordingly.
  • 1:1 Chromebook Program and Insurance - Agreement for the 1:1 program and optional insurance. Additional Information.
  • Activities and Athletics - Information on Mankato East and Mankato West activities and athletics including registration links.
  • Activities Pass - Information on purchasing an activities pass for activities and athletics for Mankato East and Mankato West.
  • Parking Permits - An overview of the Mankato East and Mankato West policies, including permit options, application information, and parking violations.
  • High School Registration Guide - Find a list of courses offered in the high schools
  • 4-Year Planning Guide - Information on how to plan your 4 years with Mankato Area Public Schools
  • Families should review:
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CONTACT

Central Registration Office
10 Civic Center Plaza
Post Office Box 8741
Mankato, MN 56002-8741
507-207-4037 / 507-207-4038
Fax: 507-387-2618
Jeanie Clement 
jcleme1@isd77.org
Beckie Swanson
rswans1@isd77.org

Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm


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