Enrolling

  • The Thief River Falls Public Schools have a history of excellence, integrity, accountability, respect, community and partnership that is summed up in our mission: "A District committed to developing successful learners through relevant education and purposeful community partnerships."  

     

    General Enrollment Information

     

    Students new to Thief River Falls Public Schools whether during the summer or the school year may register at the District Service Center, located at 230 LaBree Avenue South, Thief River Falls.  You may also call the District Service Center at 218-681-8711 ext. 5227 for more information. 

     

    Children must reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten registration forms are mailed to students who are included in the district census prior to kindergarten registration each year. The completed forms should be returned during the registration times.

     

    Immunizations

     

    Minnesota law requires that students must provide verification that these immunizations have been completed before starting school. Each student's immunization records remain in the school system once enrolled. Each time the child receives another immunization, the health file should be updated.

    All kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students are required to have the DPT, polio, Hepatitis B, and measles, mumps and rubella vaccines. A tetanus/diphtheria vaccination must be given at or after age 11, prior to grade 7. A total of two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines must be given before grade 7. Some children received this at kindergarten. Seventh-graders and eighth-graders are required to have the series of Hepatitis B vaccines.

    Parents may get a legal exemption from the school law for medical reasons or conscientiously-held beliefs.