Henderson County Kindergarten Registration Opens Online Feb. 23

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Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) is excited to begin enrolling the Class of 2034, so they’re kicking off registration earlier than ever this year!

Beginning Tuesday, February 23, families can register new kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year using a convenient online registration form.

Once the enrollment form is live and accepting registrations on Feb. 23, the link to register will be shared publicly on the HCPS website, social media, and in advertisements across local online and print media.

HCPS will be enrolling children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2021 beginning Feb. 23, and encourage families to use the smartphone-friendly online enrollment tool as early as possible. Earlier kindergarten registrations in February and March will allow schools to communicate important district messages leading up to the start of school, including how children can begin preparing for their first day of kindergarten while still at home!

This year, that will include early access to “Kindergarteners Can!” videos, illustrating the early childhood skills kindergarteners can be expected to use and practice daily at school. Families can receive email links to this video series, as well as school-specific orientation activities and messages this spring, when schools are able to collect guardian contact information through kindergarten registration.

When using the online enrollment form, guardians will be able to upload required documentation including proof of residency and birth certificates, indicate plans for bus transportation, notify the district of a child’s medical needs or Individual Education Plan (IEP), and more. These details about the incoming Class of 2034 give HCPS administrators more accurate numbers and logistical needs for the upcoming school year.

Families new to kindergarten registration or at least new to completing enrollment online may have questions about the process. Elementary school principals will be answering frequently asked questions in upcoming videos on HCPS social media channels. Incoming kindergarten families are encouraged to submit their questions about the kindergarten registration process in the Google Form shared today on social media and on the HCPS website (under “Latest News), and tune in next week for videos in English and Spanish with the answers!

Families that prefer to register their children for kindergarten in-person will be able to do so at elementary schools on March 23, 24, and 25.

Visit www.hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org for additional information.