If you have a kindergartner who will start “big school” in August, then you have some important dates to circle on the calendar. Starting March 31, you can start registration on the school website, but you must complete the process with a visit to the school to submit birth records and required health and residence information. Plan to attend a special Kindergarten Registration event at your child’s new school on Thursday, May 4. Here are important details to know:
WHEN IS REGISTRATION AT MY CHILD’S SCHOOL? Times and activities for Kindergarten Registration vary from school to school so check the school website or call your school for registration times for the May 4 event.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Rising kindergartners— children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017— and their parents or guardians should attend. We encourage you to bring your rising kindergartner with you on May 4! Your child will complete a kindergarten entry profile and take part in other activities.
WHERE SHOULD I GO TO REGISTER? Visit the school website to register online, beginning March 31, and then complete the registration process at your local school on May 4. If you’re not sure which school your child will attend, call the Planning Department at 678-301-7085.
WHY SHOULD MY CHILD AND I ATTEND REGISTRATION ON MAY 4? Registration for the new school year takes place before the summer to provide time to organize classes and to allow students to participate in local school activities that will help them get ready for their first day of school— Monday, Aug. 7. (Find other important 2017-18 calendar dates online.)
WHAT DO I NEED FOR REGISTRATION? Come to your local school during registration hours with the required information, including state-required health documents. Your child’s registration will be delayed if you do not bring the needed paperwork. Allow plenty of time to fill out forms
Visit the Kindergarten Registration web page for a tipsheet about getting ready for kindergarten and what to expect next year, information about the Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum, and more!