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FHSD kindergarten registration begins January 23

Forest Hills School District parents can begin registering children for kindergarten on January 23, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Children must be five-years-old on or before August 1, 2020 to register for kindergarten.

FHSD offers both half-day and all-day kindergarten programs for families; parents can decide which program to enroll a student in based on the individual needs of their child. To help parents make that choice, the district will host a Kindergarten Information Night on Jan. 22nd from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Parents should attend the information session at the elementary school that their child will attend. To find a child’s school of attendance, visit here.

The evening will feature overviews of kindergarten curriculum, developmental readiness, kindergarten readiness, attendance areas, daily schedules and the registration process. Building administration and kindergarten staff members will be available to answer questions and help parents evaluate all-day and half-day kindergarten options.

Beginning Jan. 23 at 9 a.m., parents can complete the first step in the registration process by providing student information online here. Once a parent completes the online portion of the registration process, they should attend a Kindergarten Round-Up event to provide required documents for registration: parent/guardian driver’s license, child’s current immunization records, child’s official birth certificate, custody papers (if applicable), and proof of residency (mortgage deed, rental/lease agreement). A $75 deposit (check) is also required for all-day kindergarten registration. This deposit will be applied toward the program tuition.

Round-Up events will be held on February 13 and February 20 from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Parents need to attend only one Round-Up event, held at the student’s school of attendance. It is preferred that Round-Up events are parent-only events to help expedite the registration process. Parents who cannot make the February Round-Up events should complete the online registration and then call Debbie Conover, registrar, at 231-3600 to make an appointment to provide the required documentation.

Parents are encouraged to complete the registration process by February 21. 

Tuition for the all-day program is $3,000 and will offset additional operating costs and defer operating costs from taxpayers. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.  Those who need financial assistance should contact Bob Buck, associate director of elementary teaching and learning, at 231-3600 or bobbuck@foresthills.edu.

Per state law, the half-day kindergarten program will continue to be offered tuition-free and the state will provide partial funding for a half-day kindergarten program.

For more information on kindergarten registration, contact Debbie Conover, registrar, at debbieconover@foresthills.edu or 231-3600.  For more information on the kindergarten program, click here. or contact Bob Buck, associate director of elementary teaching and learning, at bobbuck@foresthills.edu or 231-3600.