Starting School

Registration Process:

ALL new students (KG – 1st) must fill out an enrollment form online and then bring their documents to school to complete the enrollment process. 

Parents or guardians must notify the school if they have a child who will begin school in September. In order to register a new student, parents or guardians must complete the online enrollment form and then contact the school office for more information. The parents/guardians of ALL returning students re-register online each year.

Kindergarten Registration:

Kindergarten registration is held in the spring. Beginning in January, the registration process is advertised in the community. Enrollment materials are mailed to families of new kindergarten students prior to the spring registration event.

Kindergarten Eligibility:

Children who will be five on or before September 30th and meet residency requirements are eligible to attend kindergarten.

Kindergarten Schedule:

The first week of kindergarten in September is designed to give children a comfortable start to their new experience. School begins the Tuesday after Labor Day and children attend an abbreviated schedule for the first week. Extended Day Care is available during this time if students are registered in advance. See the Day Care website for details.

FCCPS bus transportation is provided for all students on the first day of school. Parents, PLEASE have your child ride the bus. Staff members will be greeting students upon arrival and helping them locate their classrooms.

Parent conferences will be scheduled for the first week during the afternoon hours. Parents will be notified by letter of their appointment time to meet with their child and his or her teacher.

Regular hours go into effect for kindergarten students on the second week of school.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:50 a.m.- 3:50 p.m., Wednesday: 8:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
(Full Day Wednesdays: Feb. 10, Feb. 17. April 27, and June 1)

First Grade Schedule:

First-grade students follow the regular schedule, and FCCPS bus transportation is provided for first graders, beginning with the first day of school. Extended Day Care is available during this time for children who are pre-registered.

Student-Parent-Teacher Orientation:

Individual conferences are held for kindergartners and their parents during the first week of school. These conferences are designed to help the teachers get acquainted with parents and children in order to maximize student growth and development.

Parent-Teacher Communication:

Planned conferences will be scheduled during the first quarter of the school year. Parents can also communicate with teachers by phone or by e-mail. Information about contacting teachers is listed on the Faculty and Staff Directory area of this website.

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