Kindergarten Registration Jon Weston
Springtime is On Time for Registration!
Three simple steps to help your child succeed in kindergarten:
STEP 1: GET READY
Children start learning as soon they’re born. That makes you your child’s first and most important teacher — a role you will play all of their life. Every day, there are teachable moments you can use to prepare your child to be ready for school.
Get your child ready for school. Help them:
Read and look at books every day
Stick to a regular bedtime and wakeup time
Practice counting real objects — like cereal or crayons
Talk about their feelings and what kindergarten will be like
Meet and play with other children their age
Show respect and use good manners
Find and name letters of the alphabet everywhere you go
Visit and explore libraries, parks and museums
Use scissors to practice cutting and crayons to draw
Teach them to put their things away — make a special place for toys/books
Remember: on time, all day, every day!
Starting in kindergarten, a lot of missed days can cause your child to fall behind. Attending school on a regular basis makes your child feel better about school and themselves.
STEP 2: GET SET
Children who are 5 years old by September 30 can start kindergarten this fall. But first, they need to be registered. To register your child, make sure to bring everything listed below.
What do I need to bring with me?
Child’s official, certified birth certificate
Two proofs of address
School Entrance Health Form (bring anytime before the first day of school)
Photo ID for parent or legal guardian
Some exceptions could apply. Check your school division website or call for more details.
What if I don’t have all the forms I need?
It’s okay, you should still go. Call the school or dial “211” with questions about missing forms.
What if my child is in Head Start or VPI?
Even if your child attends public preschool, you still need to register for kindergarten.
What if I can’t make it on APRIL 20?
Don’t worry! Just call the school to make an appointment for another day.
STEP 3: GO
Go to the school your child will attend to register.
For specific questions about kindergarten registration, please contact your school district. Registration times for each district are listed below.