• Welcome to Kindergarten


    Dear Families of 2022-2023 Kindergarten Students:

    We are so excited that you will be joining us in Kindergarten during the 2022-2023 school year.  Kindergarten registration packets are now available in the Mari-Linn School office.  Please stop by and pick up your child's today.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call, 503-859-2154, or stop by our school between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.

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    The following items are required to register Kindergarten students:

    1) Birth Certificate or other documentation to prove a child's age  (students must be five years old by September 1st)

    2) Immunization Records

    3) Proof of Residency which consists of:

    1. Utility bill with your name and address listed
    2. Lease / Rental Agreement
    3. Mortgage Statement
    4. Driver's license/ID card

    Please complete either fillable pdf#1 or #2 below and either print and return to the school office. If emailing, please scan the proof of residency used.  

     For individuals who've recently moved, the items listed above can be difficult to obtain in a short time period. If documentation is unavailable because you are living with another family or friends, you can use form #2 which involves the homeowner affirming that the student is residing with them. 

    (1) Verification of Residency in NSSD Boundaries
    (2) Affirmation of Student's Residency by Non-Parent/Guardian 
    (only needed if the student is residing, along with the parent/guardian, in someone else's home so they do not have proof of residency)



    Do you wish to volunteer in your student's classroom or attend field trips? If yes, please complete the fillable pdfs below and either print and return to the school office or email to the applicable address shown above .

    ALL volunteers are required to either provide proof of vaccination or submit a medical or religious exemption request. In addition, volunteers must complete a background form annually and be cleared prior to serving in schools. To ensure you will be cleared in time to attend a function or field trip, forms should be submitted at least one week prior, so it's a great idea to fill everything out now and submit along with the rest of the registration forms. Currently, the vaccine requirement is still in effect for school staff and volunteers as per OAR 333-019-1030. Volunteers must either show proof of vaccination or receive a MEDICAL or RELIGIOUS exception (forms available at the applicable links).   

    (please complete all forms)
    Volunteer Background Check Request
    Volunteer Release Agreement
    Abuse & Sexual Conduct Info and Reporting Requirements
    COVID Attestation Form


    Will your student need bus transportation to or from school? If yes, please click the icon below to be directed to MidColumbia Bus Company page of this website. Please note that K-8 students who live less than one mile from their school and high school students who live less than 1.5 miles from their school do not qualify for bus service.  

    School Bus Registration


    All students attending Stayton Elementary (SES), Stayton Intermediate/Middle (SIS/SMS) or Mari-Linn (ML) Schools have automatically been approved to eat one breakfast and lunch meal per day at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision. There is no paperwork needed! Should a student wish to eat an additional meal or purchase supplemental items, they will need to pay for those with cash or funds that have been deposited into their lunch accounts. Stayton High (SHS), Options Academy (OA) or Sublimity (SUB) Schools have not met the requirements for whole-building qualification, but families may still apply for free or reduced meals on an individual basis. The income eligibility guidelines were expanded effective July 1, 2022 so those who have not qualified in the past are encouraged to apply. It is important to note that meal charges will start being assessed on the 1st day of school, so it is critical that families apply before Aug. 30, 2022.

    If you have a student(s) at a qualifying school (SES, SIS/SMS or ML) and a student(s) at a non-qualifying school (SHS, OA or SUB), you will need to either deposit funds into a meal account or complete an application for your household to determine eligibility for free/reduced meals for students attending SHS, OA or SUB. 

    ODE Free/Reduced Meals Application  

    My MealTime Lunch Accounts > use this to deposit funds electronically and view your students' purchases. They now have a mobile app as well! Deposits can also be made by cash or check. 



    **Attention new students (including Kindergarten) enrolling in Stayton Elementary and Mari-Linn** Please do not proceed with step 6 and contact your school office to obtain registration forms. The rest of the process is not being done online at this time. 

    Click on the Registar ® link to begin completing the registration section. Please note an email address is required in order to register as a user. If you are registering a student who is currently enrolled in NSSD, you  will need your "PIV/PINNACLE USERNAME". This is the same number used to log into the Pinnacle Grades Viewer on school websites. Prior to the annual re-registration process, schools will send out a communication with this information. Computers will be available by appointment at each school and the district office for those who need internet access and a device to complete the registration process. Printed packets are also available at all schools for those who do not wish to enroll electronically.