Kindergarten Information & Registration

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Plymouth-Canton Community

Schools is ready to welcome your

child for Kindergarten!

The process is easy and we're here to help.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place at your home school during the week of February 26 through March 2, 2018.

Contact your home school to register during this window! 

If you need to register after this window, please contact your home school after March 2 to schedule an appointment!

 

Click HERE for more information on Young 5's Kindergarten.

For P-CCS Early Childhood and Preschool registration, CLICK HERE!

Kindergarten classrooms offer curriculum based on the Michigan Academic Standards. Kindergarten experiences are designed to  support the physical, social-emotional and cognitive development of children.  The kindergarten curriculum includes the Reader’s Workshop Framework and builds on early literacy foundations for reading and writing. The EveryDay Math program is used with an extended focus on numeracy concepts. Science and Social Studies experiences build the foundation for collaborative learning with peers and expand problem solving skills.

Registration for Kindergarten will be held during the week of February 26 at your home school. Parents should indicate to the school secretary that they are enrolling for Kindergarten.  Students who will turn five years old by September 1, 2018 (December 1, 2018 with a signed waiver) are eligible to attend kindergarten.  

According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is not five years of age on September 1, 2018, but will be five years of age not later than December 1, 2018, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year if the parent or legal guardian completes the Kindergarten Waiver Form.  

How do I register my child for kindergarten?

Complete Enrollment Steps 1 through 4

STEP 1:  Complete the Online Pre-Enrollment for each new student

Complete the Online Pre-Enrollment - This "pre-enrollment" step sets up an account on our student data system.

Click here to complete the Online Pre-Enrollment

This step does not hold a spot for registration until your documentation is received at the school.

STEP 2:  Prepare Documents

All of the items below are REQUIRED at the time of registration and should be taken to your home school to complete the registration process and sign up for a kindergarten orientation session which will occur in May, (often referred to as Kindergarten Round Up).

1.  PROVIDE CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Michigan law requires that the school maintain a copy of each student's birth certificate. Parents must submit a certified birth certificate (original raised seal). If the birth certificate is not in English, a passport or VISA must also be submitted.

NOTE: Age Requirements:

Students who turn 5 by September 1, 2018 are eligible for Kindergarten.  

Students who will turn five years old between June 1 and September 1, 2018 (December 1, 2018 with a signed waiver) are eligible for Young Fives or Kindergarten.

2.  GATHER RESIDENCY DOCUMENTATION

You will need the following forms and items to register your child::

  • Your printed Pre-Enrollment Form (after completing the Online Pre-Enrollment Process).

  • This completed Guidelines for the Responsible Use of Technology Form

  • Original certified birth certificate: your child should be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2016 (or December 1, 2016 with this signed waiver)

  • Immunization requirements/records (**required**)

  • Vision Screening Record (**required for Kindergarten and Young 5’s**)

  • Health Information Form (**required**)

  • Concussion Education Information

  • Parent/guardian's driver's license for identification purposes only

  • Two Items to Prove Residency; such as:

    • Property tax record and utility bill

    • Homeowners insurance policy and utility bill

    • Warranty deed/closing statement for a new resident

    • Signed rental/lease agreement and utility bill (rental agreement from a homeowner must include notarized signature of the homeowner)

    • Shared living arrangements require a parent-homeowner signed affidavit with proof of residency – click here and see page 2 for additional information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

My child is currently enrolled in a Plymouth Canton Preschool class.  Do I need to re-register him/her on-line for kindergarten?

Your child is already in the Mi-Star system as a preschool student and you will not need to complete the online Pre-Enrollment Form; however, you will still need to visit your child’s home school to sign up for a kindergarten orientation meeting (often referred to Kindergarten Round Up) which will occur in May of this year. Your child’s preschool file will be transferred to your home school location in June.

Are all kindergarten classes full day?

Yes, Plymouth Canton Community Schools only offer full day kindergarten classes

When will kindergarten orientation occur?  

Kindergarten Orientation (sometimes referred to as Kindergarten Round Up) will occur during the month of May.  You must contact your home school to to reserve a space for the orientation.  Your registration process is not complete until you have contacted your child’s school to sign up for a orientation session.  A link to the school boundary map can be found here

When can I tour the school?

During Kindergarten Orientation in May, you will tour the school and your child will have an opportunity to visit a kindergarten classroom.  

How can I help my child prepare for kindergarten?

  • Help your child gain independence - Support your child in being able to dress themselves, tie their own shoes, zip their coats, clean up dishes from the table, wash their hands, complete simple chores.
  • Support conversation and listening to others - Talk with your child, encourage questions, play games with turn taking, read books, tell stories,  talk about the stories or the facts in a book, encourage  retelling of an event or a story, etc.
  • Encourage curiosity and a sense of wonder - Talk with your child.  Ask open-ended questions such as, “What do you think?”, “Is there another way?”, “How might you…?” Explore new experiences together: visit the zoo, the library, the mall, the park etc.  
  • Support problem solving and perspective taking - Encourage your child to figure things out.  Ask questions like, “Is there another way?”, “What could you do to fix that?”, “How might you help with?”,  “How did that make your friend feel?”
  • Encourage reading and writing - Read to your child, notice familiar signs in your community, encourage your child to make lists, draw pictures, play with letters and words.  For more ideas visit the US Department of Education Reading Tips .
  • Engage in math based  activities - Encourage measuring and counting. Cook with your child, play memory and simple card games, spend time playing board games together, count, sort and group items when driving in the car or grocery shopping.

 

STEP 3:  Visit your student's school and website

Each school may have additional forms and documents that may be required prior to your student's first day of school.  Please click on the school below to see requirements.

 Bentley Elementary School Hoben Elementary School
 Bird Elementary School Hulsing Elementary School
 Dodson Elementary School Isbister Elementary School
 Eriksson Elementary School Miller Elementary School
 Farrand Elementary School Smith Elementary School
 Field Elementary School Tonda Elementary School
Gallimore Elementary School Workman Elementary School

 

Directory of our elementary schools can be found here!

 

STEP 4:  Stay Informed

If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive the latest information from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and your student's school

Sign up for email eNotifications

 

Watch this video and learn more about All Day Kindergarten...

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