Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia beginning May 1-5.
The North Carolina Kindergarten Health Assessment Form may be picked up at the Gaston County Health Department or at your local physician's office.
- Tuesday, May 1: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m
- Wednesday, May 2: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 3: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 4: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
What to Bring for Registration
Kindergarten (child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2018)
- Child's birth certificate
- Valid ID of parent/guardian registering child*
- Two proofs of residence documents (power, water, gas, cable, landline telephone, rent or mortgage bill) or Residence Affidavit**
- Current immunization/shot record
- Health assessment (completed on or after August 28, 2017)
*Valid ID of parent/guardian registering child: North Carolina law requires that a biological parent, court ordered legal guardian/custodian (court document required), or Department of Social Services (DSS) placement representative (kinship paperwork required) should present a child for school enrollment (this excludes stepparents.) Persons registering a child for kindergarten should be prepared to present a valid ID and/or required legal documentation at registration.**Residence Affidavit: If the parent/guardian of child does not have any “proof of residence” bills in his/her name and lives with others, a Residence Affidavit must be obtained at registration. The following is required to obtain a Residence Affidavit:
Please call the Gaston County Schools Student Assignment Office, (704) 810-7284, if you have questions.
- Child’s parent/guardian must be present and have his/her valid ID
- The person a child’s family resides with and who has “proof of residence” bills in his/her name must be present and have his/her valid ID
- Two current “proof of residence” bills (power, water, gas, cable, landline telephone, rent or mortgage)
- Residence Affidavits may be obtained at the registration site. Please bring all required documents and persons involved must be present.