If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, we hope this important date is circled on your calendar!
Kindergarten Registration at your child’s new school is coming up on Thursday, May 2! 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.
Answers to these FAQs will tell you what you need to know:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Rising kindergartners—children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019— and their parents or guardians should attend. It's important that families bring their child and the required documents to the school during the designated registration hours on May 2, allowing plenty of time to fill out forms and for their child to be assessed.
WHERE SHOULD I GO TO REGISTER? Visit the school website to register online, and then complete the registration process at your child’s new school on May 2. If you’re not sure which school your child will attend, visit our "School Look-up" online at GCPS SchoolLocator
WHY SHOULD MY CHILD AND I ATTEND REGISTRATION ON MAY 2? Your child will complete the Kindergarten Readiness Entry Profile, allowing your child’s teacher to be ready to welcome your new kindergartner on the first day of school— Monday, Aug. 5. (Find other important calendar dates for the 2019-20 school year online.) The May 2 registration event also provides schools with time to organize classes and allows families to participate in local school activities that will help children get ready for kindergarten.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR REGISTRATION? Come to your local school during registration hours with the required information, including state-required health documents. Allow plenty of time to fill out forms and for your child to be assessed.
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!