Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome to Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. As a parent/guardian of a new or transfer student, we hope your transition is a smooth and positive experience. With your help, we plan to maintain a safe and healthy environment for your child to learn and grow.

All enrollment is done online. Please contact the school your child will attend to learn more about how to enroll.


The following items are necessary when enrolling your child:

  1. Proof of Address

  2. Child's birth certificate

  3. Proof of immunizations

  4. Vision and Hearing (Kindergarten Only)

For students with an IEP or who need Special Education services, please bring copies of these documents.


Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147), which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, a child who resides in the school district may enroll in kindergarten if the child is at least 5 years of age on September 1 of the school year of enrollment.

Parent Waiver Option

If the child is not eligible for enrollment per the guidelines specified above and will be five years old by December 1st, the child’s parent or legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school. Waiver deadlines and other information are as follows:

  • If the child resides in the school district, the waiver must be submitted to the school district no later than June 1st before the beginning of the school year.

  • If the child becomes a resident of the school district after June 1st, the waiver must be submitted to the school district no later than August 1st before the beginning of the school year.

  • Once a waiver is received, the district can make recommendations to the child’s parent or legal guardian, as to the child’s readiness for school, and whether or not the child should be enrolled early.

  • Regardless of a district’s recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to enroll their child.

Please contact the Primary School at 269-484-2040 for information on how to obtain a copy of the waiver.