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Kindergarten Enrollment and Screening

Welcome to Kindergarten
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open. Students must be at least 5 years old by August 31, 2021, to enroll in Kindergarten.
Enrollment is a multi-step process that begins in March. During March, parents/guardians should complete step 1. Step 2 in the process will occur in the summer by appointment.

Step 1:  Enrollment

  • Complete the online enrollment application.
  • Fill out the Bus Ridership form.
  • Participate in virtual orientation. Orientation videos and/or links can be found on your child's school webpage.
  • Drop off enrollment materials at your child's school. Visit the school webpage for drop-off dates. Enrollment materials are below.
    • Photo ID of parent/guardian
    • Certified birth certificate
    • Proof of residence
    • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
    • Immunization record
    • Health assessment

Step 2:  Screening

  • Attend Kindergarten Funtimes and Readiness Screenings. Events will be held at each elementary school prior to school starting. Parents/guardians should participate in virtual orientations in March to learn how to register for these screenings.
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines.

Parent Resources:

The NC Office of Early Learning provides families with resources to help prepare their child for Kindergarten.  Click this link for Kindergarten Readiness Resources.

Contact Information:

Parents/legal guardians may call the school in their district or Callie Grubb, Pre-K and Elementary Curriculum Director, at (336) 667-1121 with any questions.