Kindergarten Registration Starts Jan. 22

Kindergarten Registration Starts Jan. 22
Young student with staff at Seahurst elementary

Children turning 5 years old on or before August 31 can start kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. Registration starts January 22, 2019. 

We want students to succeed in kindergarten on day one, that's why we offer programs and materials for incoming students and their families to prepare. 

Register your incoming kindergartener early—as close to January 22 as possible—to gain access to free kindergarten readiness programs and materials.

To enroll, bring the following to your neighborhood school:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of your address
    • Rental agreement, purchase agreement or utility bill
    • Documents of public agencies; e.g., courts, Department of Social and Health Services medical coupon or rent voucher, a public utility bill, waste management, or power bill, etc., showing parent’s or guardian’s or adult student’s name and address.
    • Official court documents establishing a legal guardianship and the guardian’s residency.
    • Parent/Guardians without proof of residency documentation are advised to contact their neighborhood school for enrollment assistance
  • Immunization records
  • Contact information for two emergency contacts

If you need help identifying your neighborhood school, use our 2019 school lookup tool. Please note that boundaries are changing and will become effective September 2019.

Once you turn in your registration materials, you will receive a free book and gain access to a number of free kindergarten readiness programs.

Kindergarten readiness programs include:

  • PreK Play & Learn (Feb-June): A free preschool program that provides a structured time for children to learn the skills they need to be successful in school.
  • Kindergarten Jump Start: Offered in August to all incoming kindergarten students. It is a week-long learning experience to help incoming kindergarten students and their families get ready to start school.
  • School-based events

The programs are free for registered kindergarten students.

“Early learning is very important to student success. Programs like PreK Play and Learn and Jump Start help students arrive at kindergarten with the skills they need for learning. Prepared students continue experiencing success throughout their school years and beyond.

- PreK and Elementary Success Director Anne Arnold.

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