WCSD opens kindergarten registration for coming school year

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County School District is registering kindergartners for the 2017-2018 school year.

“We all look forward to welcoming our newest students to school in the fall,” said Kacey Edgington, WCSD kindergarten coordinator. “Our online registration system is ready, and we encourage our parents to use it to begin the registration process. Getting ready to attend kindergarten is an important part of assuring that our young students begin their academic careers in a positive way.”

Any child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017 may enroll in kindergarten for the upcoming school year. After beginning the registration process online, parents may then visit their children’s schools with their students' original birth certificates, immunization records, and utility bills that show the parents' or guardians' names and addresses as proof of residence for the zoned schools.

Parents who are unsure about which schools their children should attend can visit the District website to determine the names and addresses of their zoned schools. Parents who do not have access to a computer may use a computer at any WCSD school. The website also features step-by-step instructions in English and Spanish to help parents use the online kindergarten registration program. Click here to register.

Four WCSD elementary schools will institute multi-track year-round (MTYR) schedules during the 2017-18 school year due to overcrowding, according to the district. Students at Brown, Alice Smith, Double Diamond and Spanish Springs elementary schools will observe the schedule.

For more information about the MTYR system, click here.

“The first year of school is a wonderful time in a student’s life, and we look forward to working with our parents to get the year off to a great start,” said Edgington. “Attending kindergarten is so important for students, and our staff is standing by to help if parents have questions or concerns. Our online registration system is easy to use, so now is the time to register our kindergartners for the coming year.”