Registration opens for Washoe and Carson kindergartners

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County School District is registering kindergartners for the 2018-2019 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 September 30, 2018 may enroll in kindergarten for the upcoming school year. After beginning the registration process online, parents may visit their childrens' schools with their students' original birth certificates, immunization records, and utility bills that the parents' or guardians' names and addresses as proof of residence to the zoned school.

Parents who are unsure about which school their children should attend can visit the District website to receive 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.

Three WCSD elementary schools instituted multi-track year-round (MTYR) schedules during the 2017-18 school year due to overcrowding. Students at Alice Smith, Double Diamond, and Spanish Springs elementary schools observed the schedule, which is available here.

For more information about the MTYR calendar for 2018-19, 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 so easy to use, so now is the time to register our kindergartners for the coming year.”

The Carson City School District is asking parents to mark their calendars for Monday, March 5, to register children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2018, and eligible for Kindergarten for the coming 2018-2019 school year.

Full-day Kindergarten classes are offered at all elementary schools in Carson City. Contact your neighborhood school:
• Bordewich Bray Elementary, 775-283-2400
• Empire Elementary, 775-283-1100
• Fremont Elementary, 775-283-1200
• Fritsch Elementary, 775-283-1400
• Mark Twain Elementary, 775-283-1000
• Seeliger Elementary, 775-283-2200

To review school boundaries, check the district’s website and click on “School Zones” under the “Parents” tab. Or click here to view the CCSD SchoolSite Locator on the district’s website.

Parents are invited to visit their children’s prospective schools in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to provide the following required documents to register.
• Birth certificate.
• Immunization records (including Hepatitis A & B, DTAP, MMR, IPV & Varicella). Please contact your physician’s office to ensure compliancy for school.
• Proof of residency in Carson City (Utility bill, Mortgage or Rental papers, Voter Registration, etc.).

Additionally, children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2018, and whose families qualify under the federal household poverty guidelines, may apply for the district’s Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2018-2019 school year. There is limited space for Pre-K students. Applications for Pre-K in Carson City will be accepted beginning Monday, March 12, at 604 West Musser Street. Carson City, Nevada 89703. Click here to see if your family qualifies or click on the “Pre-K” under the “Parents” tab on the district’s website. Parents should direct any Pre-K inquiries to Karla Valverde, 775-283-1521.