To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 30.
Parents are encouraged to register their child beginning the first Friday in May of their entering year. Early registration is encouraged to help schools plan for kindergarten enrollment.
Please register at the school your child will be attending, click here for school information.
Provide the school with:
- Certified copy or affidavit of birth certificate
- Current Immunization Record
- Physical Examination Record
- Two (2) Proofs of residence (example: a lease or utility bill)
NOTE: If you do not have all of this information, school staff members will help you obtain it during registration
Each child must receive a comprehensive physical examination within 12 months prior to beginning kindergarten. The Code of Virginia does not allow a grace period for this requirement. This examination includes a health assessment (including height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, TB Risk Assessment, and physical exam), developmental screening, vision and hearing screening, dental screening, and hematocrit/hemoglobin screening. A blood level screening may also be needed.
Please let the school office or school nurse know of any special medical problems your child may have so we can best handle any emergency.
If any of the registration requirements cannot be met due to homelessness, school staff will be notified to assist the family with enrollment under provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act.
Full-day kindergarten programs follow the regular elementary school day schedule. Exceptions to the regular schedule are noted on the school calendar.
Bus transportation is available to all kindergarten children living within their zoned school of attendance. School bus stop locations & times are available online.
If you have difficulty accessing this information or feel there is an error with the information, please call the transportation office at (757) 565-0808 Option #1 for assistance.
Kindergarten is an important part of the total school program. Broad goals of kindergarten are the same as the other grades; namely, children will grow in all areas of development: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. Although the goals are identical, kindergarten classrooms look quite different. In other grades, children’s textbooks may be used extensively to teach subject matter. In kindergarten, the content areas are integrated throughout the day so that children are actively involved in exploring their environment, manipulating objects, and interacting with children and adults.
Our kindergarten classrooms have available to children:
Learning centers so that children:
- can work individually or in small groups
- can make choices among activities that are interesting to them
- can move about as they feel the need
- can work with real objects that are open-ended, stimulate thought and promote problem-solving behavior
Small-group instruction so that children:
- can participate in activities that meet their individual needs and experience success
- can interact with other children with similar interests and abilities
Whole-group activities so that children can:
- listen to stories
- participate in art and music activities
- share and discuss
- build group unity and spirit
No child may leave school with anyone other than a member of the immediate family, unless written parental permission is given to the teacher and the child is signed out in the school office. Dropping children off at school prior to the buses arriving is discouraged since adult supervision is not available until the buses arrive. Special arrangements for dropping off children or picking up children early must be approved by the principal.