Hays USD 489 will host a district-wide kindergarten round-up at 6:30 p.m. March 1 in the Hays High School cafeteria. This meeting is open to parents and guardians only.

Parents of students who will have children 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are encouraged to attend. Information will be shared with parents and guardians to prepare incoming students for kindergarten. It will be the only kindergarten round-up by the district.

Parents and guardians will receive an enrollment form that includes ranking students’ preferential school. Pre-enrollment forms should be returned to the USD 489 Rockwell Administration Center, 323 W. 12th, no later than March 16 for a first school of choice to be considered.

The district will do its best to place children at the school of choice; however, there is a chance students might be placed at another school. Parents and guardians will be notified of their students’ placement by the end of April.

Questions pertaining to individual schools can be addressed at the following phone numbers:

• Lincoln Elementary School: (785) 623-2500

• O’Loughlin Elementary School: (785) 623-2510

• Roosevelt Elementary School: (785) 623-2520

• Wilson Elementary School: (785) 623-2550

Call Sarah Wasinger at Rockwell Administration Center at (785) 623-2400, Ext. 112, to have students’ names on the district’s kindergarten list. The information collected by the district will be used to send out future correspondence regarding kindergarten round-up.