Have you recently filled out a St. Michael-Albertville School Census Form for Independent School District 885? If not... and you answer "YES" the questions below, please take the time to fill out the census and return it to the STMA District Office, 11343 50th Street NE, Albertville 55301.
- Do you have pre-school aged children (0 to 5 years old) living in your household? OR
- Do you have school-aged children not enrolled in the St. Michael-Albertville School District?
The St. Michael-Albertville school district keeps a record of all families in our district. Being on the school census ensures that:
- You will be notified of Early Childhood Screening.
- You will be notified of Kindergarten Registration dates.
- The primary school will be expecting your child when it's time for kindergarten.
- Accurate planning and projection for the growth of STMA Schools.
- Maximum funding is received by our district from state governments.
It is very important to the school district for families in the above categories fill out a School Census. If you are new to the District, or have made changes since the last time you filled out a census form, please fill out a new census. If you currently do not have children in the categories listed above living in your home, you do not need to fill out and return the census.
Thank you in advance for your help in keeping our records current. We greatly appreciate it! For more information, contact the District Office at 763-497-3180 or click here to send e-mail.
Early Childhood Screening
Parents of children who are in our census database will be called to schedule a screening appointment before their child's 4th birthday. If you would like to schedule your child for screening before that time, please contact Lindy Legatt or 763-497-6528. Please contact Ms. Legatt if you have not received a call to schedule a screening appointment by the time your child is 3 1/2 years of age.
What is Early Childhood Screening?
It's a careful, simple check of your child's growth... physical, developmental, and emotional. Early childhood screening helps us identify health and learning problems, and prevent them from becoming more serious. However, screening is not intended as a substitute for health care from your family physical or other providers.
Who is required to be screened?
All children living in ISD 885 who are at least 3 years old and not currently enrolled in kindergarten NEED to participate in this FREE screening program before entering kindergarten. Minnesota law requires that your child must be screened for enrollment in a public school, unless you conscientiously object to the screening. In that case, please complete this Conscientious Objection Form and return it to Lindy Legatt at the Community Education Center, 60 Central Ave West, St. Michael, MN 55376 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Children who attend Head Start or Early Childhood Special Education may not have to participate. Please contact the screening office for additional information.
When Should I have my Child Screened?
The ideal age for screening is when your child is between 3 and 4 years old. Waiting until the year before school entry may be waiting too long. Screening can detect possible learning or health concerns that can be addressed before they start Kindergarten.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes. Screenings are done by appointment only. You will be contacted by phone when your child is age-eligible for their screening, and an appointment will be scheduled. Screenings are done periodically throughout the school year (see schedule below) at Community Education Center. Please contact Lindy Legatt at 763-497-6528 with questions. If you have an age-eligible child and have not been contacted by us, please contact Ms. Legatt.
If you have scheduled an appointment for your child's screening, forms and a confirmation letter will be mailed to you. If you misplace or do not receive the forms, please call 763-497-6528 for a new packet, or you may click on the links below to print the documents.
2017-2018 School Year Screening Dates
Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8:00-2:30
Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 8:00-2:30
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:00- 2:30
- Health and Development History Form
- Vision Practice Sheet
- Pediatric Symptom Checklist
- Pupil Immunization Record
- Screening Registration Form
- Parent Consent