Kindergarten lottery FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Maplewood 2018-19 Kindergarten Lottery


When will you be doing the lottery? 

The Kindergarten lottery for 2018-19 took place in early February.  The Kindergarten lottery for 2019-20 will take place in early Fabruary 2019.


How many Kindergarten spots will be available for 2018-19? 

We drew 14 spots  for the 2018-19 lottery drawing.  There were a total of 186  entries in the Kindergarten lottery as of 01/30/18.


How will I know if my child was drawn in the lottery?

Calls went out immediately after the drawing in February.   If you did not receive a phone call from our office by early March, unfortunately, you were not drawn for the 2018 Kindergarten lottery. You will receive a post card by late March 2018, informing you that you were not drawn.


Should I call the school office?

No need to call our school office, we will contact you by phone if your child was drawn in the Lottery.


I need to know if my child got in so I can register my child for our neighborhood school.

Register your child for your neighborhood school.  Do not wait to hear from us.  It is easy to withdraw your child if you do happen to get “the call”. 


What if I have a child in the lottery for a grade other than kindergarten?

Lottery enrollment at all other grade levels is dependent on available space and therefore unpredictable. We only draw from the lotteries when space is available. Once the sibling lottery pool is exhausted for a grade level, then we would draw from the general lottery pool.

Does Maplewood have a 'Kick of to Kindergarten' event like neighborhood schools?

No,  Maplewood does not have a "Kick off to Kindergarten" event.  We will have an orientation with the Kindergarten teachers sometime in April.

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