Feb 24, 2017

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Starts March 16

Welcome to Kindergarten

PLEASE NOTE: Parents are advised that, due to the high number of callers, our staff and phone lines at the Welcome Center may be very busy at the beginning of kindergarten registration. Thank you for your patience!

Kindergarten registration for Fall 2017 begins in the district Thursday, March 16.

Children must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2017, to be registered for kindergarten this fall. The district offers half-day kindergarten in both morning and afternoon sessions. Parents may request a morning or afternoon preference. Depending on the number of parents with preferences, a lottery may be held to determine placement.

Parents may register online through Infinite Campus starting on that date. Access to the kindergarten registration system will be open by approximately 9 a.m. that morning. After filling out the basic registration information, parents will receive an email with details about contacting the district’s Welcome Center to arrange an appointment to sign paperwork. At that time, parents also will set an appointment for a readiness assessment for their children. Those assessments will be held April 24, 25 and 27 at Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick-Eastern Road (S.R. 204).

How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?

Assuming your child will be 5 years old by Aug. 1, the district will perform an assessment. This year, those assessments will be April 24, 25 and 27 at Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick-Eastern Road (S.R. 204). These individual screenings (called Bracken assessments) are performed by trained district educators. They are only used by the district to help teachers determine where to begin teaching individual children.

The Bracken assessment tests children on skills such as identifying common colors by name, identifying upper case and lower case letters, identifying single and double-digit numbers, counting objects, demonstrating a basic knowledge of words used to depict size, identifying shapes, and matching or differentiating objects based on specific characteristics.

Find complete information about kindergarten registration and assessments on our website.