Kindergarten

Icon_OnlineRegistrationDear Parents of Kindergarten-Age Children:

Welcome!  This is truly an exciting time for you and for your child.  All four of Solanco School District’s elementary schools offer half-day kindergarten for children who are five-years-old by September 30.

WHEN IS REGISTRATION?  Registration is scheduled during the month of March 2017. Registration is held at the school district’s Administrative Office, located at 121 S. Hess Street, Quarryville, PA.  The child and at least one parent are required to attend the registration appointment, which will take approximately 30 minutes.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?  Parents or guardians may contact the school district’s Student Registration Office to schedule an appointment to register their kindergarten child(ren) for the upcoming school year. Appointment requests will be accepted the months of February and March. You may schedule an appointment by calling 717-786-0517.

WHAT WILL I NEED AT REGISTRATION?  In order for your child to attend school in August, you must bring all of the following documents when you arrive for your registration appointment:

  • Completion of the electronic registration package or a completed paper registration packet (this will be mailed to you when you schedule your appointment) Your child’s original birth certificate (If you do NOT have this, please ask for information on obtaining a duplicate when you call to schedule your appointment.)

  • Your child’s immunization record, even if not up to date.

  • Proof of residency (for example, a current utility bill, bank statement, renter’s agreement, etc.)

  • If applicable, notarized guardianship agreement, adoption certificate, or notarized parent custodial agreement, which includes educational rights of child

When you arrive for your registration appointment, your child will be given a brief readiness assessment while you meet with one of our student registration clerks to complete the registration process.

At the completion of the school district’s kindergarten registration period, your child will be assigned to an elementary school and a morning or afternoon session. You will be notified of the placement after June 30.

IS MY CHILD ELIGIBLE FOR EXTENDED DAY KINDERGARTEN?  In addition to the half-day kindergarten sessions, the Solanco School District offers an Extended Day Kindergarten.  Children who are identified to be in the most need of additional instruction beyond the regular half-day program will be invited to participate in the Extended Day Kindergarten. Eligibility will be based upon the readiness assessment that your child will take during the registration process.  Children taking part in the extended day program will attend the Extended Day class for one-half of their day, and the regular half-day kindergarten class for the other.  This program, which has proven very successful for improving student achievement, is a voluntary program for which parents can accept or decline the invitation to participate.

We look forward to seeing you at Kindergarten Registration to help you and your child begin a successful and rewarding educational journey.