April 11 is the day to register your child for kindergarten

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Henrico, Va. March 29, 2019 – Entering kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. It all starts Thursday, April 11 when Henrico County Public Schools will join with 14 other central Virginia school divisions to register new students for the 2019-20 school year. To enroll a child in Henrico County Public Schools, the child must reside in Henrico County with a parent or court-appointed legal custodian and be 5 years old by Sept. 30.

What parents and guardians need to know:

Where do I register?  Children should be registered at the school they will attend. Not sure? Use our online School Locator tool to find the school for your address: https://henricoschools.us/school-locator/.

When do I register? Thursday, April 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

What should I bring?

  • An official state-issued birth certificate for your child.
  • A photo ID for the child’s parent or legal guardian (driver’s license, DMV ID, military ID or other picture ID).
  • Proof of residency. You must provide:
    • A current lease agreement, house contract, mortgage statement or tax assessment.
    • A current utility bill (dated within the past 30 days).

If you are living “doubled” with another person or family, the homeowner or primary renter must accompany you to school to register the child. Certain verification and forms are also needed from the parent or legal guardian, as well as from the homeowner or primary renter.

  • The parent or guardian living in a “doubled” household must provide:
    • A notarized affidavit of address, completed in conjunction with the homeowner or primary renter. The document is available from each school.
    • Two pieces of business correspondence with their name at the address they are verifying as their domicile.
    • A valid photo ID.
  • In addition to completing the notarized affidavit with the parent or guardian, the homeowner or primary renter must provide:
    • A current deed or lease.
    • A current utility bill (dated within the past 30 days).
    • A valid photo ID.

Will the school require anything else?  Before the school year starts, you will need to present: An up-to-date record of your child’s immunizations.

A physical exam form signed by a qualified U.S.-licensed health care provider and dated no more than 12 months before the enrollment date. The form can be downloaded at https://henricoschools.us/registration/.

What if I have other questions? More information is available at the Henrico County Public Schools website at https://henricoschools.us/registration/.

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