Welcome Future Winhawks!

Kindergarten students show off their way to go tickets

Do you have a child who is eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2021? Then you've come to the right place.

Winona Area Public Schools offers outstanding and comprehensive programs with proven results. Our kindergarten classrooms inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking with an emphasis on learning through play. We are strong believers of individual learning and recognizing every child's unique potential.

We invite you to explore this page to learn more about what our schools offer and how Winona Area Public Schools will benefit your child and your family. Can't find what you're looking for? Ask your question here or at the bottom of the page and a WAPS staff member will get back to you.

Want to take a sneak peek into kindergarten?

Have you wondered what it's like to be a kindergartner at Winona Area Public Schools? These quick videos (all under 1 minute) give you a look inside each of our school buildings, from a morning meeting with Mrs. Scott at Jefferson to playing with LEGOs with Mr. Norman at Goodview and dancing and counting to 100 with Mrs. Woodard at W-K.

Take a tour of our elementary schools

The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing us from holding our normal open house events, but we can still show you around our buildings? Join the elementary principals for a quick tour of Goodview, Jefferson and Washington-Kosciusko elementary schools!

Why should you choose WAPS?

Upcoming Events

We are committed to adapting our kindergarten registration process to adhere to health and safety protocols set by public health officials. Please come back often as these events will be updated with more information.

'Zooming into Kindergarten'

The transition to kindergarten is an exciting step into lifelong learning. But it can also raise your anxiety levels. To help families navigate this step, Winona Area Public Schools teachers and principals filmed a series of video conferencing calls in the spring of 2020 geared toward parents and guardians of incoming kindergartners called "Zooming into Kindergarten."

Learn more

Questions about kindergarten enrollment?

Quick links

Elementary Schools

2021 Brochure

Kindergarten Enrollment Mailing 2021



Do you need help enrolling your student? Click here for more information, or watch this video tutorial

The enrollment period for the 2021-22 school year is now open.

Enroll New Family
Enroll Current Family

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Current Family Quick Start

  • Click "Enroll Current Family" above.
  • Sign into your Campus Parent Portal account.
  • Click on "More" on the left-hand side of the screen, then click on the link called "2021 2022 Annual Stu Info Update
  • Enter Required Information (red * will show if field is required) on each screen, clicking ‘Next’ and/or ‘Save/Continue’ as you continue through the screens.
  • When completed make sure you click “Submit” to submit your application.