Registration of kindergarten students for the upcoming school year, in both Scottsbluff and Gering, will be held in February in all elementary schools. Registration will be held at the elementary school in the family’s attendance area. If you are in Scottsbluff and unsure of your attendance area, use the attendance area map on this site.
Parents are reminded that:
1. A student must be registered by the parent/guardian of the child.
2. A copy of the State Certified birth certificate is needed for registration.
3. Nebraska statute (79-214) requires that immunization, physicals, and visual examinations must be completed and a record provided to the school before the child enters. If these records are not provided prior to the first day of school, the student will not be admitted. The physical and visual examinations must be completed within 6 months prior to entrance.
4. A student must be 5 years of age on or before July 31 of the year they are attending kindergarten. A parent or guardian of a child who reaches the age of five on or after August 1 and on or before October 15 may apply for Early Kindergarten Admission but must do so by March 1 of the year they are attending kindergarten.
5. Early Kindergarten Admission
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, students must reach the age of five years on or before July 31 in order to be admitted to the fall Kindergarten class. If your child will reach the age of five on or after August 1 and on or before October 15 a parent or guardian may apply for Early Kindergarten Admission. Applications for Early Kindergarten Admission can be obtained at the Central Office, on the school website and in each elementary building. In order for the school district to provide the necessary student assessments required for early admission, applications must be received in the central office (1722 1st Ave) no later than 4:30 PM February 28 for the upcoming school year. Once the application is received, this process will include a parent interview and the administration of two assessments by district personnel (the Young Children's Achievement Test and the Behavioral Assessment System for Children). The process may also include an observation of the child, and a recommendation from the current preschool or child care provider. Once the student has been assessed, results will be provided to the parent/guardian and placement will be discussed. If your child's birth date falls between the August and October dates stated above, it is not too early to begin the process if you feel your child is capable of carrying the work of Kindergarten.