Kindergarten Registration2018-03-06T17:29:53+00:00
Register for Kindergarten April 19 2018

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 are 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. Help them:

Read and look at books every day

Stick to a regular bedtime and wake-up 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

Remember: on time, all day, every day!

Starting in kindergarten, a lot of missed days can cause your child to fall behind. Send your child to school every day, unless they are sick. Attending school on a regular basis makes your child feel better about school and themselves. Setting this habit early helps your child do well in school.

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, you need to have the documents listed below. The links below provide more information and forms you’ll need to complete. Still have questions? Call 2-1-1.

What do I need to bring with me?

Child’s official, certified birth certificate*

School Entrance Health Form (bring anytime before the first day of school)

Photo ID for parent or legal guardian

* Or school age affidavit in accordance with state law

Visit smartbeginningsrva.org for links to forms or more information.

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 them for kindergarten.

What if I can’t make it on April 19?

Don’t worry! Call the school to make an appointment for another day.

STEP 3: GO

Go to the school your child will attend to register.

To find the school your child will attend or to ask specific questions, please contact your school district.

CHARLES CITY COUNTY

804-652-4617
ccps.net
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

804-639-8990
mychesterfieldschools.com
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

COLONIAL HEIGHTS CITY

804-526-0321
colonialhts.net
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

DINWIDDIE COUNTY

804-469-4190
dinwiddie.k12.va.us
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

GOOCHLAND COUNTY

804-556-5630
www.goochlandschools.org
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HANOVER COUNTY

804-365-4500
hanover.k12.va.us
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HENRICO COUNTY

804-652-3739
henricoschools.us
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

HOPEWELL CITY

804-541-6400
hopewell.k12.va.us
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

KING WILLIAM COUNTY

804-769-3434 ext.300
kwcps.k12.va.us
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NEW KENT COUNTY

804-966-9650
newkentschools.org
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PETERSBURG CITY

804-862-7044
petersburg.k12.va.us
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

POWHATAN COUNTY

804-598-5700
powhatan.k12.va.us
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY

804-733-2700
pgs.k12.va.us
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

RICHMOND CITY

804-780-7750
rvaschools.net
Times vary.

SUSSEX COUNTY

434-246-8960
sussex.k12.va.us
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Virginia 2 1 1 LogoFor frequently asked questions about kindergarten registration, go to SmartBeginningsRVA.org or dial “211” to be connected to a trained professional who can provide information and referrals.

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