Kindergarten Information

Parents of children who plan to attend Full-Day Kindergarten in the Warrick County Schools in the Fall of 2017, are encouraged to attend the "Kindergarten Round-Up" from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in the school where their child will attend kindergarten. At that time, preliminary enrollment will take place, and a certified Birth Certificate should be presented for the child. Immunization requirements are listed here. If you have questions regarding immunizations or other health-related information, feel free to contact the school nurse. Immunization records must be on file in the school office prior to the first day of attendance (August 9, 2017).

Developmental screening tests will be conducted for all students entering kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents should select a time for their children to be screened on the schedule recorded at Kindergarten Round-Up. Kindergarten teachers conduct the developmental screening battery that will take about fifteen minutes. Based on the results of the screening tests, parents may be provided suggestions for summer activities for their child.

Indiana State guidelines require that a child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 1 of the year of enrollment to enter kindergarten. Parents of children who will be five (5) years of age after August 1, but before October 1, of the year of enrollment who feel that their child is ready for kindergarten, may appeal the age rule. An appeal may be initiated by contacting the school principal. The age appeal must be filed between March 1st and May 15th If there are further questions, contact the school principal or the Curriculum/Instruction Office (897-6037).

Documents necessary for enrollment include:

  • Certified Birth Certificate (hospital certificates are not accepted)
  • Immunization records 

Immunization requirements are listed here) and information is available at each school.  If you have questions regarding immunizations or other health-related information, feel free to contact the school nurse. 

Indiana State guidelines require that a child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 1, of the year of enrollment to enter kindergarten.  Parents of children who will be five (5) years of age after August 1, but before October 1, of the year of enrollment who feel that their child is ready for kindergarten, may appeal the age rule.  An appeal may be initiated by contacting the school principal.  If there are further questions, contact the school principal or the Curriculum/Instruction Office (897-6037).

REGISTRATION FOR FIRST TIME FIRST GRADERS

In addition to the pre-enrollment of next fall’s kindergarten students, we would also like to gather information on the approximate number of new first graders coming to our schools.  Parents of children who have been attending private kindergarten programs this school year, but who will enter one of the Warrick County elementary schools next fall for first grade, are asked to contact the school, which their child will be attending in order to determine enrollment procedures.Parents may wish to visit the school on April 6, 2017, (Kindergarten Round-Up) in order to take care of this, or contact the school to make other arrangements prior to the end of this school year, which is May 23, 2017.