Kindergarten Registration

The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation in the summer of 2007 that changes the birth date requirement for kindergarten enrollment eligibility. Beginning in the fall of 2009, a child must be five years old on or before August 31st in order to be eligible to enroll in public school kindergarten.

For more information, click here to go directly to: GS 115C-364.

We want to welcome you and your child to Kindergarten and hope the following information provides a smooth transition into Kindergarten and the educational experience. Please note the important dates and the information in regard to registration and immunization. We have also included lists of books that you can read to your child to help with the transition process. This includes books about how to interact with different people as well as what to expect in school. Our Registration Brochure 2016-17 BW will answer some of the questions you may have.  It is also available in Spanish (Inscripciones del Kinder).

NCDPI Kindergarten Entry Questions

We hope you find this information helpful. Welcome to Henderson County Public Schools!

Dates to Remember:

Kindergarten Rally Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Kindergarten Registration Monday, April 11, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

*If you do not know which school district you live in, call our Director of Transportation at (828) 697-4739 or see “Registration Location” below for help.

You can register your child anytime during regular school hours. (Contact the school in your district for their summer hours.)

Registration Location:

Register your child at the school in your district of residence. If you do not know which school district you live in, call our Transportation Department at (828) 697-4739 for help. Visit each school’s website for a map and directions to the school. Click here for a list of schools.

Click here to view the Henderson County GIS Map Web Page: Henderson County GIS Web Page

Get an Early Start on Kindergarten Registration:

Below are forms that you will need to complete when registering your child for Kindergarten. These documents can be filled in on your computer and printed. Bring these completed forms with you to your school’s Kindergarten Registration.

Home Language Survey Form English & Spanish

Military Connected Form (English)

Military Connected Form (Spanish)

Student Information Revised (English)

Student Information Revised (Spanish)

Prepare for Kindergarten:

Get Ready for Kindergarten Reading

Helpful Tips (English/Spanish)

Kindergarten Readiness Brochure (English) (Spanish)

The American Library Association/Association for Library Service to Children has released a bibliography, “Great Early Elementary Reads.” It features recommended book titles for children who are just learning to read or beginning to read on their own. The book is free to download, copy, and distribute. For more information, visit: ALA/ALSC.

Calendars, Forms, and General Information:

Click here for School Calendars

NC Department of Public Instruction Kindergarten Quick Reference Guide for the NC Standard Course of Study

Transfer or Reassignment Forms and Information:

All students should be registered at their home school district even if a parent/guardian wishes to make a request for transfer/reassignment to another school or to attend Hendersonville Elementary (Flex Schedule school). You can get a reassignment application at any school or from the HCPS Website. Applications for reassignment should be returned to the school requested during the month of April.

Information You Need to Register Your Child for Kindergarten:

Parent Check List 2016-17 (Printer Friendly)

Lista Para la Inscripciones del Kinder

Assistance in obtaining copies of birth certificates

Facts and Figures about Henderson County Public Schools

Licensed Before and After School Childcare Programs

No Child Left Behind: Parent Information

No Child Left Behind: Informacion para los padres

Henderson County School Board Policies

SB Policy 413 Homeless

SB Policy 407 Early Admin to Kindergarten

SB Policy 406 Entrance Age

SB Policy 410 Transfer of Students

Information for Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG), English Language Learners (ELL)/Migrant, and Exceptional Children (EC) Students

Academically Gifted Program

ELL/Migrant Information Page

Exceptional Children Program

Early Admission to Kindergarten Information:

Because of the new admission date for Kindergarten, you may be considering Early Admission for your child. The documents below detail the state and local policies for early admission. If you still wish to pursue early admission, your next step is to contact the principal of the school in your district.

Early Admission Flow Chart

Early Admission to Kindergarten NC Policy

Request Form for Early Admission

Standards for Early Admission

Health and Immunization Information:

Henderson County Department of Health

Henderson County Public Schools Nurse Web Page

Immunization Information

Information on Child Nutrition and School Lunch Program

Kindergarten Health Assessment Form

Kindergarten Health Assessment Instruction Sheet for Parents

Hoja de Instrucción de la Evaluación de Salud del Kinder Para los Padres

North Carolina Healthy Schools


*HCPS does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances shall HCPS be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall HCPS be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. Responsibility for content within school Web sites rests with the principal of that school.