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It's time to register for kindergarten and pre-K

Register now for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten

Gaston County Schools is conducting registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten

It’s time for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration in Gaston County Schools!  Parents may complete the registration process online, and they are encouraged to go ahead and register their child now.

■ Kindergarten Registration
For kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2021.  Here is the link to register online: www.gaston.k12.nc.us/kindergartenregistration

Parents/guardians must provide a copy of the following to register for kindergarten:

▪ Birth certificate or proof of parentage;
▪ Valid ID of parent/guardian who is registering the child;
▪ Two proofs of current address (such as power, water, gas, cable, internet, or landline telephone bills, lease, or mortgage);
▪ An up-to-date immunization/shot record; and
▪ Health assessment form completed on or after August 23, 2020 by a certified health care professional.

Kindergarten registration continues throughout the summer, but parents are encouraged to register now, which helps our elementary schools with planning for next year.

Pre-kindergarten Registration
For pre-kindergarten, a child must be four years old on or before August 31, 2021. Here is the link to register online: www.gaston.k12.nc.us/prekindergarten

Parents/guardians must provide a copy of the following to register for pre-kindergarten:

▪ Birth certificate or proof of parentage;
▪ Valid ID of parent/guardian who is registering the child;
▪ Two proofs of current address (such as power, water, gas, cable, internet, or landline telephone bills, lease, or mortgage);
▪ An up-to-date immunization/shot record;
▪ Health assessment form completed on or after August 23, 2020 by a certified health care professional; and
▪ Proof of income for the parent/guardian living in the home with the child (a recent check stub is preferred).

Pre-kindergarten is offered at various school and community locations across Gaston County. Parents are reminded that registering a child for pre-kindergarten does not guarantee that the child will be placed in the program. The district has limited pre-kindergarten space at each location.  Placement decisions are expected to be made by June 15, 2021.

Additional information about kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration is available on the Gaston County Schools website, www.gaston.k12.nc.us – click the “How to Enroll” tab.  Parents may call the Student Assignment Office for information about kindergarten registration, (704) 810-7284.  For pre-kindergarten information, parents may call (704) 866-6124.