Kindergarten registration set for Jan. 21-31

Kindergarten registration set for Jan. 21-31

Northside is expecting a large kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year, making it all the more critical that parents register their children during Kinder Roundup in order to secure a seat at their neighborhood school. More than 7,000 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year.

Northside's annual Kinder Roundup will be held Jan. 21-31 to give next year's kindergarten students and their parents an opportunity to pre-register for school, meet teachers, tour classrooms, and to help ensure there is a space for the child at the neighborhood school

Visit the NISD School Boundaries Information System, at the boundaries and buses website, to determine your neighborhood school.

To be eligible for kindergarten in 2020-2021, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. To pre-register a child in kindergarten, parents must bring: a certified (original) copy of the child's birth certificate, an updated immunization record, and proof of residency (such as the current and prior month’s electric bill, water bill, cable bill, or landline phone bill); a social security card is optional.

Most elementary schools throughout the District will hold special Kinder Roundup events so that children and their parents can tour the school and meet staff members. Click here for a complete school-by-school schedule for the Roundup.

“Kinder Roundup is the best time for parents to meet school administrators and staff, and orient children to a school setting,” said Tai-nina Castaneda, Instructional Specialist for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

Students will not be assigned to a class until the summer, but parents will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Many schools hand out packets of information to let parents know what they need to do to prepare their children for school.

For more information about Kinder Roundup, call your neighborhood elementary school.