Jan 23, 2018

2018 Kindergarten Registration Starts March 14

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PLEASE NOTE: All families (whether new to the district or with existing students) should begin the kindergarten registration process by using the online registration form on March 14.

Kindergarten registration for Fall 2018 begins in the district Wednesday, March 14.

Children must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2018, 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.

The kindergarten registration process begins by filling out the online registration form on March 14.

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 30, May 1 and May 3 at Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick-Eastern Road (S.R. 204).

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. We appreciate your patience!

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 30, May 1 and May 3 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.