Kindergarten Orientation Begins April 4

April 1, 2016

Kindergarten orientation sessions will take place between April 4 and May 27, 2016, for children entering kindergarten in the 2016-2017 school year. During orientation, parents and students will meet the school principal, kindergarten teachers and other staff members.

Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions about the school’s procedures and programs; enroll students for next school year and complete important forms. The sessions will also help students become acquainted with the school environment.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016, can be enrolled in kindergarten.

Parents should call their home school to make an appointment to register for that school’s specific orientation date(s).

Parents who are not certain which elementary school serves their area should contact the Boundaries office at 240-314-4700 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or access the School Assignment Locator on the MCPS website. 

An Early Entrance to Kindergarten application is available for parents with children who will turn 5 years old between September 2 and October 15, 2016. Parents who seek early entrance consideration for their children should inquire at their home school.

For more information about the kindergarten program and orientation sessions, parents can call their home school or the Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services at 301-230-0676.

Kindergarten Information and Resources

Kindergarten Orientation Dates

School Assignment Locator

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