School Entry Requirements

  • Entry Age

    A child five (5) years of age on or before September 1 may be admitted to kindergarten. A child six (6) years of age on or before September 1 may be admitted to first grade.  The Superintendent is delegated authority to make early-entrance determinations. Students under school age who were previously enrolled in a public school shall be admitted to school at the grade level determined by the Superintendent of designee. (BP 5111/AS 14.03.080)

    Birth Certificate

    You must provide a certificated copy of your son/daughter’s birth certificate for enrollment.


    All students entering or attending the Kodiak Island Borough School District (grades K-12) must be current with the following:

    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP/DT/Tdap) Polio (OVP, IPV), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (MMR), and Hepatitis A and B, and Varicella. (Varicella is required for preschool through grade 6) All children attending the district preschool program are also required to have documentation for the HIB immunization.

    All Immunization records must be submitted and verified by the school nurse prior to beginning school. Remember, NO SHOTS, NO SCHOOL!

    To meet requirements, students will need MEDICALLY-VERIFIED:

    Immunization record of 2 doses of Varicella OR

    History of disease recorded on new state required form OR

    Valid medical exemption on new state exemption requirements.

    Documentation must be signed by an Alaskan-licensed MD, DO, ANP, or PA, stating the child has had the disease.

    Tuberculosis Testing

    Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment shall be conducted on ALL New-to-District K through 12th grade (students who have attended then left KIBSD and returned less than 2 years later are NOT new to district). ANY YES Answers on a TB risk assessment means the student is at risk for TB and Alaska State law requires PPD (purified protein derivative) tuberculin skin testing (TST) or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test for all students of any age who are new to our school district with positive TB risk assessment. 


    Religious and Medical Exemption Forms

    Please take note of the following new information:  As of July 1, 2013 Alaska State Law will require the use of a new Religious Exemption Form.  This form will need to be notarized and renewed each school year.  

    Religious Exemption Form

    Medical Exemption & Disease History Form


    Early Enrollment

    A Parent's Guide to the Policy and Procedure on Early Entrance