Kindergarten Enrollment


Dear Parents of Kindergarten-Age Children:

Welcome! This is truly an exciting time for you and 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, 2021. Registration is scheduled for March 9-11, 2021 and March 16-18, 2021.

Please call the Solanco Registration Office at 717-786-0517 to schedule your child’s kindergarten readiness assessment. This appointment will be for a virtual meeting with one of Solanco’s teachers who will conduct the readiness assessment. A parent will participate alongside the child for these meetings. The teacher will provide support throughout the meeting with the goal of discovering what your child already knows about early math and literacy skills.

We are requesting that you register your child via the electronic registration system that is accessible from the district’s website at www.Solancosd.org. Step-by-step instructions for online registration are included with this mailing.  Online registration can be completed on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Once you have completed the electronic registration, we will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport, immunization record and proof of residency for yourself. Valid proof of residency includes: current utility bill, lease or mortgage statement, bank statement, pay stub or valid vehicle insurance card. These items can be submitted by one of the following methods: 1) scanned or clearly photographed and e-mailed to  cindy_criswell@solancosd.org 2) copies placed in an envelope and placed into the secure drop- box located at the side door of the Administration Building or 3) copies can be mailed to Solanco School District, Attn: Registration, 121 S. Hess St. Quarryville, PA 17566. We must receive each of these 3 documents and completion of the electronic registration in order for your child to be officially registered for school. (Please return the health documents –physical & dental forms & student information card also.)

Questions about the online registration process and submission of documents should be emailed to cindy_criswell@solancosd.org or by telephone at 717-786-0517.

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 Extended Day Kindergarten. Eligibility will be based upon the readiness assessment that your child will be taking with the Solanco teacher. 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 receiving your online registration soon.  Early completion of the electronic registration will give us helpful information for reaching out to you should any questions arise in scheduling the virtual meetings.

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