Dear Kindergarten Families:
Welcome to Orange County Schools! Entering Kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child. The Orange County Schools Kindergarten program is designed to nurture and advance the academic and social/emotional growth of a student. Kindergarten establishes a foundation for all future learning and our Kindergarten teachers and staff are dedicated to partnering with you to create a strong foundation for all students. It is our pleasure to begin this journey with your child and we look forward to building positive home and school relationships, relationships focused on recognizing and developing the unique promise of your child.
Below you will find links to the information and documents you need to begin the registration process at your district school. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call either the elementary school your child will attend in August or the Elementary Education Department.
Dr. Lisa Napp
Director, Pre- K - Elementary Education
Kindergarten Registration Dates & Information for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Parents of children who are 5 years old
on or before August 31, 2013 may register
for Kindergarten in Orange County Schools. Below you will find links to a Kindergarten Registration information in English or Spanish with registration dates for each school as well as important information for parents.
If you have any additional questions, contact the school where your child will attend kindergarten or send us an e-mail.
What to Bring to Kindergarten Registration
Required for Registration
Proof of Child’s Birth Date Acceptable documentation includes certified birth certificate or other certified birth record.
- Proof of Residence Orange County Schools require proof of residency to register a student. Accepted proof includes current: lease; un-separated Duke Power, OWASA, Piedmont Electric, or Public Service Gas bill; final real estate sales contract; deed; or contract to purchase. A driver’s license or telephone bill will not serve as proof.
- Immunization Record (from a family doctor or Health Department)
- Parent Identification
- Home Language Survey (MS Word Document)
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (if applicable)
The forms below work best with Adobe Reader, a free downloadable software program. Click HERE to download Adobe Reader.
Other downloadable forms:
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Early Admission to Kindergarten
Some children may be eligible to enter Kindergarten early. To understand the process, please explore the links below. Application information and forms for early admission to Kindergarten will be available online from our Elementary Education Department.