WCPS to Hold Kindergarten Registration

WCPS to Hold Kindergarten Registration

Rising kindergartners will soon have the opportunity to visit their new school. Wayne County Public Schools will hold its Kindergarten Registration Week, April 24-28 across all 13 elementary schools for families to pick up or drop off enrollment forms. On Friday April 28th, a special Kindergarten Registration Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for families to stop by their child’s new school to meet with the teachers and staff and to make sure everything has been provided that is needed to enroll.

“We are so excited to welcome all of our rising kindergarteners to their new school,” states Shaquanya Hutcherson, Early Education Coordinator. “Kindergarten enrollment is an important milestone in a child’s life and we look forward to helping make this special time for families a smooth and memorable process.”

Families are invited to go to https://www.waynecountyschools.org/WelcomeKindergarteners.aspx to download an enrollment form, search their home address to confirm which school their child is districted to attend, and find checklists for what information and documents they need to enroll. Enrollment forms and checklists can also be picked up at any WCPS elementary school.

Enrollment information
A child must be five years old on or before August 31 to register for kindergarten for the coming year. Parents/Legal guardians must present an official birth certificate and immunization records to school officials. Birth certificates may be obtained from the Register of Deeds office in the county of the child’s birth. The adult enrolling a child must also present a photo ID.

Parents/guardians must also show “proof of residence.” To enroll a child, parents must present two sources of documentation such as utility bills, tax bills, deed of trust, rent receipt, or any document which clearly proves current resident status. Military families living on base may present a letter from base housing as proof of residence. Parents must enroll their kindergarten child in the school district in which they live.

North Carolina law requires that each kindergarten child receive a health assessment and his/her shots. The health assessment must be documented on an official North Carolina Health Assessment Report form, which is available through the school district, the Wayne County Health Department, and most pediatricians’ offices. If needed, parents/legal guardians will be given a health assessment form during registration which must be completed by the family physician and returned to the school by the first day of classes on Monday, August 29.