Kindergarten

The Colchester School District's kindergarten registration process for the 2017-2018 school year has been outlined below. Please review each of the steps and let us know if you have any questions. Online registration will begin in April, but you can schedule your kindergarten screening appointment today!

NOTE: To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, children must be five years old before September 1, 2017.
 

1 Attend Kindergarten Parent Information Night on May 4, 2017

Join us on May 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Porters Point School and Union Memorial School

Join us at your child’s future school for an informational night. Meet the principal and kindergarten team and find out what to expect during your child’s first year. This meeting is a parent-only event and we kindly request families do not bring any children with them.

2 Call to Schedule your child's kindergarten screening today!

The Colchester School District will be screening new kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year on the following days. Screenings are by appointment only. Please call to make an appointment.

During the screening your child will spend two hours with a number of professionals, including a kindergarten teacher, participating in a simulated classroom setting with a dozen or so other children who will also be starting kindergarten in the fall. They will be asked to identify items such as letters, numbers, sounds, etc.

  Porters Point School
May 9 9:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
May 10 9:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 11 9:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
  Union Memorial School
May 9 9:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
May 10 9:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
May 11 No appointments available

3 Complete the online registration

The Colchester School District ONLY accepts online registrations, no paper applications are accepted.

IMPORTANT: Parents must register their child online with the Colchester School District BEFORE their screening appointment.

The district needs the following items on file for your child to start school. Families may choose to upload them during the online registration process or they can be delivered in person at the time of the child's screening.

  • Proof of Residency*
    REQUIRED by all Colchester schools prior to enrollment
    View the list of documents accepted for Proof of Residency
  • Immunization Record from your child's doctor
    REQUIRED by all Colchester schools prior to enrollment
    (VT Department of Health requirement)
  • Birth Certificate
    REQUIRED by all Colchester schools prior to enrollment
    (a copy is acceptable)
*The term residency means where you actually live. Residency requirements are not met merely because one owns property in Colchester, has a business or a post office box.
 

4 Bring all necessary paperwork/records to your child's screening appointment

If you choose not to upload the required documents during the online registration process, please bring the following items to your child's screening appointment to verify all required documents are on file with your child's school. Your child will not be able to start school without them.
  • Proof of Residency*
    REQUIRED by all Colchester schools prior to enrollment
    View the list of documents accepted for Proof of Residency
  • Immunization Record from your child's doctor
    REQUIRED by all Colchester schools prior to enrollment
    (VT Department of Health requirement)
  • Birth Certificate
    REQUIRED by all Colchester schools prior to enrollment
    (a copy is acceptable)