Wayzata Public Schools

Welcome Center


We are located in the Wayzata Early Learning School, on the southwest corner of County Roads 6 & 101. We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Call or email if you have questions. We are here to help!

Contact, Hours & Location

Phone 763-745-5240
Fax 763-745-5096

Kristin Tollison
Director of Administrative Services

Nancy Betzinger

Denise Thoen

Census Information

Wayzata Public Schools is required to collect census data for district families with children 5-years-of-age and under not yet attending kindergarten. 

This information allows the district to plan for facilities and staffing, provide a population count for early childhood programs, and notify families regarding early childhood screening and kindergarten registration.

Enter Census Information

Childcare Options - Before & After School (Pre-K through Grade 5)

Please note: This list is provided as a courtesy only and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation of any specific non-district facility or program.

Facility/Program Contact Phone/Hours Busing to/from Wayzata schools
Children's Learning Adventure
13001 62nd Place N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
6:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Early Learning School, Birchview, Gleason Lake, Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, North Woods, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek, Sunset Hill
Christ Memorial Tender
Learning Center

13501 Sunset Trail
Plymouth, MN 55441
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunset Hill

Wayzata Community Ed Home Base Childcare
12925 16th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55441

Hours vary by school
No busing provided.
Program located at each Wayzata Elementary School: Birchview, Gleason Lake, Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek, and Sunset Hill
KinderCare - Maple Grove
6270 Sycamore Ln. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meadow Ridge
KinderCare - Rockford
15755 Rockford Rd.
Plymouth, MN 55446
6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Birchview, Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Plymouth Creek
New Horizon Academy
10305 6th Ave. N.
Plymouth, MN 55441
6:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Sunset Hill
New Horizon Academy
4345 Peony Ln.
Plymouth, MN 55446
6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Gleason Lake, Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek
New Horizon Academy
4115 Berkshire Ln. N.
Plymouth, MN 55446
6:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Birchview, Plymouth Creek

Trojan Tots at Wayzata High School
4955 Peony Lane
Plymouth, MN 55446

Trojan Tots Preschool is a program of WHS' Child Psychology II course open to preschoolers who are 3-5 years old and potty-trained.


Early Childhood Screening

Enrollment Information (K-12)

For your convenience, current or future residents may register their students using our New Student Enrollment Portal.

Please submit your application including the mandatory documents listed below otherwise processing will be delayed. You can attach documents during the online application process, email to welcome@wayzataschools.org or fax to 763-745-5096.

You may also download the Kindergarten or Grades 1-12 Registration Packet, complete forms, and email to welcome@wayzataschools.org or fax to 763-745-5096. Please include the mandatory documents listed below otherwise processing will be delayed.

Kindergarten Registration Packet Grades 1-12 Registration Packet

Middle School Electives forms

Optional Forms

Optional Data Privacy Form

Optional Daycare Transportation Form

Please complete appropriate forms for your student:

  • Registration packet for Grades K-12
  • Middle school electives form Grades 6-8

After enrollment confirmed by Welcome Center grades 9-12:

  • Call high school registrar, Nancy Vogt, at 763-745-6731 to
    schedule counselor appointment or request transcript
  • Please review registration guide in advance of meeting.

Mandatory documents for grades K-12

Parents need to submit the following items to register their student(s).

  • Proof of Residency - documentation provided must be
    current, accurate, and valid
Renting: Lease Agreement
Homeowner:      Warranty Deed from closing documents or
Hennepin County tax statement if property homesteaded
New Build: Purchase Agreement (submit Warranty Deed after closing)
  • Birth certificate
  • Current immunization records (must be on file to start school)
  • Name and address of previous school attended
  • Minnesota early childhood screening
    (incoming kindergarten students only)
  • All legal custody documents

Extended Vacation

Choosing to leave on an extended vacation is a family’s choice and responsibility.

Parents are expected to communicate the dates of their student’s absence in advance to the school office. Once the school is notified, please complete the Extended Vacation form and email to the Welcome Center at welcome@wayzataschools.org or fax to 763-745-5096.

Per the Minnesota Department of Education enrollment guidelines, withdrawal after 15 consecutive days of absence triggers the close of the enrollment status record.

If the extended vacation exceeds 15 school days, district-issued technology and Skyward Family Access may not be immediately available upon return.

Extended Vacation Form

Free & Reduced Price Meals

Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Eligibility

To complete the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Application, click the button below, print the application and mail the completed application to:

Wayzata Public Schools
Attn: Culinary Express
17305 19th Ave North
Plymouth, MN 55447

You may also pick up an application at your student's school. An application must be received by August 15 to guarantee benefits for the upcoming school year.

Home School & Nonpublic

For some families, home schooling is the appropriate educational choice for their child. For specific questions and check out requirements, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.

If you determine home schooling is the best option for your student, complete the Compulsory Instruction Report (CIR) and submit it to Wayzata Public Schools by October 1.

For first-time home-schooled students, a Pupil Immunization Record is also required when submitting your Compulsory Instruction Report.

Instructions & Forms for Home School & Nonpublic Students

For additional questions, you may call the Minnesota Department of Education at 651-582-8200.

For more information please call 763-745-5240 or email welcome@wayzataschools.org.

Immunizations (No Shots - No School)

In order for students to enroll or remain enrolled in elementary or secondary schools, Minnesota state law (Minnesota Statute 121A.15) requires documentation of required immunizations or written proof of exemption. Students will not be allowed to start school or remain in school until the required immunization history or a signed legal exemption is provided to the district.


Are Your Kids Ready for School? Describes the minimum immunizations required the State of Minnesota.

Where can I go to receive vaccinations for my child?
It is best to receive vaccinations from your primary care provider, but in the event that you are unable to see your primary provider or if you do not have insurance that covers the cost of vaccinations, Wayzata Public Schools is a participant in the Park Nicollet Barrier Free Immunization Initiative. This program allows immunization-only visits on a same-day appointment basis, immunizes children without a doctor visit and provides immunizations with no direct charge to families. Please visit the Park Nicollet Foundation website for a complete list of participating clinics. 

You can also visit the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic if you do not have insurance coverage for vaccines. 


Pupil Health Immunization Record – for students in kindergarten through grade 12. This document includes the legal exemption to school immunization.

For more information about immunizations, call 763-745-6616 or 763-745-5763.

Intra-District Building Transfer Request

Students are expected to attended the school designated for their geographical area. Exceptions to this will be considered if there is capacity in the school and grade being requested. In addition, the family must provide their own transportation to and from school.

Requests will be evaluated based on:

  1. Available space in requested building
  2. Parental willingness to arrange private transportation

Intra-District Building Transfer Request

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) - Counting All Students Initiative

Why does the state collect data on individual students?

One way the Minnesota Department of Education currently gathers information on students is through the Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System (MARSS) Web Edit System. MARSS is our primary reporting system for collecting individual student data from districts. The information collected is used to compile student counts and average daily membership, which helps us calculate how much funding each district receives. The secure system also collects student demographics as well as some of the programs students participate in.

What’s changing?

New legislation (Minnesota Statutes, sections 120B.31, subdivision 3a and 120B.35, subdivision 3) requires the Minnesota Department of Education to report graduation rates, results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), and more, by detailed ethnicity for students of color and American Indian students. This legislation is referred to as the All Kids Count Act, and the more-detailed reporting is called data disaggregation.

What information are these data intended to provide?

  • Where do ethnic disparities exist inside racial groups in areas such as graduation rates and MCA scores?
  • What additional information is available when we provide reports and comparisons with more detail beyond the minimum federally reporting requirement?

For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.

Open Enrollment

  • 2019-2020
    Open enrollment placements for 2019-2020 are complete for all grades except  2, 4, and 7 where we have a small number of openings. If interested please submit an application as soon as possible.
  • 2020-2021
    The Wayzata School Board voted to close open enrollment (families not living in the district) for the 2020-2021 school year in grades 1-12 due to capacity constraints. Applications for a small number of kindergarten-age students (1% of the class size) were approved. Per Minnesota State Statute, siblings of existing students have priority. If needed, a lottery is conducted with applications submitted for kindergarten in order to stay within the 1% statutory requirement. 

If you would like to apply for 2020-2021 admission to Wayzata Public Schools under the provisions of Open Enrollment, our timeline is as follows:

  • Apply October 1, 2019 through January 15, 2020
  • January 15, 2020 Parent Responsibility: Open Enrollment Applications must be received in the district by this date
  • February 15, 2020 School District Responsibility: Written Notification will be mailed to parent/guardian regarding acceptance or denial
  • March 1, 2020 Parent Responsibility: Parent/guardian must notify Wayzata Public Schools of their intent to enroll or risk losing their placement
  • March 15, 2020 School District Responsibility: Wayzata Public Schools must notify your resident district of intent to enroll your children in Wayzata Public Schools

You may find the information below helpful to you during the application process:

Please complete application, sign, and submit to welcome@wayzataschools.org. We will not process unsigned applications.

Enrollment Options Contact Information

Open Enrollment Applications can be mailed to:

Wayzata Public Schools Welcome Center
Kristin Tollison
1461 County Road 101
Plymouth, MN 55447

If you have any questions, please call 763-745-5262 for assistance.

Open Enrollment Guidelines

Wayzata Public Schools' School Board has voted to close open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year in grades 1-12 due to capacity constraints. Applications for a small number of kindergarten-age students (1% of the class size) will be approved. Siblings of existing students will have priority. If needed, a lottery will be conducted on the applications for kindergarten in order to obtain the 1% statutory requirement.

Submit applications to welcome@wayzataschools.org.

  • There is no implied guarantee that an application will be approved
  • Only the legal parent or guardian may submit an application on behalf of a student
  • Unsigned applications will be returned
  • If we approve a student, we are guaranteeing a space in Wayzata Public Schools, ISD 284
  • If approved, we may offer you a space at the grade level you've requested but may not be able to offer you the school of your choice
  • If approved, it is your responsibility to provide transportation to the school in which you are assigned
  • If we have more applications than we can accommodate, we will hold lotteries to determine which applications will be approved

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial by February 15, 2020.

If the applicant is accepted, the enrollment information will accompany your acceptance letter with instructions for enrollment.

Upon acceptance, the parent or guardian must notify Wayzata Public Schools no later than March 1, 2020 of intention to enroll or the offer will be void and offered to another applicant.

Qué Tal Spanish Language Program (After School Grades K-8)

Peace Lutheran Church
3695 County Road 101
Plymouth, MN 55446
2:40-5:30 p.m.
Greenwood, Oakwood Class 2:40-3:35 p.m.
After Class Program 3:35-5:30 p.m.
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Rd.
Plymouth, MN 55446
2:50-6:00 p.m.
Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, Plymouth Creek Class 2:50-3:45 p.m.
After Class Program 3:45-6:00 p.m.
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Rd.
Plymouth, MN 55446
3:50-6:00 p.m.
Gleason Lake, Birchview, Sunset Hill Class 3:50-4:45 p.m.
After Class Program 4:45-6:00 p.m.