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Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Requirements

Each spring, Bland Elementary hosts a Pre-kindergarten & Kindergarten Round-up registration event for students entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten the following school year.

To attend pre-kindergarten, students must be four years of age or older on or before September 1.

Bland Elementary offers a full-day pre-kindergarten program. Students must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the target school year.

The program is free for qualifying students and busing is provided.

The focus of the pre-kindergarten program is to develop oral language, prerequisite skills for emergent readers and early math concepts, and to build readiness skills for successful entry into kindergarten. Registration is held each August for the upcoming school year, but Bland Elementary accepts new students who qualify for free pre-kindergarten throughout the school year. 

Free Program

Students must meet one of the qualifying criteria in order to register for pre-kindergarten at no charge.


  • Qualifies for the Free/Reduced Lunch program
  • Is a Limited English Speaker (An oral language proficiency test will be administered at a later date)
  • Is homeless
  • Is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the U.S.
  • Is the child of a member of the armed forces of the U.S. who was injured or killed while serving on active duty 
  • Is or has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing

To attend kindergarten, students must be five years of age or older on or before September 1.

This early registration process gives parents information to ease the transition into pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and assists the District in planning for enrollment growth and staffing needs. Please take advantage of this opportunity to register your child!

Enrollment Process

To register your child for the 2023-2024 school year, please read and complete the steps outlined below:

Click on the Parent Portal button below:
 parent portal

  • New Students: If you are new to the district and wish to enroll a student, click Create Account.
  • Returning Students: Log on and complete the Returning Student Enrollment process.

Gather Required Documents

Bland ISD requires a parent or guardian to provide a copy of the following documents to complete the registration process:

  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency (View acceptable documents) Please note: if you cannot yet produce a current utility bill with a Bland ISD address, a contract on a home or apartment lease will suffice until you can provide a current utility bill (required before starting school).
  • Driver's License of Enrolling Parents

Please be sure to review the documents accepted for proof of residency and double-check that your child's immunization records are up to date and reflect all the requirements of the state of Texas, which may vary from other states/countries.​​ 

If a language other than English is spoken most of the time in your home and by your child, an oral language proficiency test will be administered at a later date to determine your student's eligibility for the appropriate language program: English as a Second Language (ESL).