A pupil may enter kindergarten if her/his chronological age
will be five (5) years old on or before September 30 of the
school year for which the child is enrolling.
A pupil may enter first grade if her/his chronological age
will be six (6) before September 30 of the year for which
the child is enrolling.
A birth certificate must be presented upon registration as
proof of the date of birth. Provisions will be made for refugee
children and exceptional circumstances, whereby other reasonable
proof of birth is accepted.
Parents or guardians requesting an earlier entry than permitted
above will make their request in writing, giving the reasons
for their request. A parent/guardian may submit additional
data, including testing, observations, and recommendations
from pre-school or kindergarten teachers, which support their
request for early entry.
A team of professionals, including the Principal, relevant
classroom teacher(s), and the Elementary Guidance Counselor
will review the parent/guardian request and any data and will
come to one of three conclusions: 1) that the child is eligible,
2) that the child is not eligible, or 3) that there is a need
for more appropriate data/assessment.
If additional assessment is required, the school will assess
the child’s school readiness (with the parent or guardian’s
written permission), using whatever assessments the professional
team deems appropriate and make a final decision based upon
the data. The Principal and other representatives of the professional
team will meet with the parents/guardians to inform them of
the decision. The decision may be appealed to the Superintendent
or his/her designee.
ADOPTED: 8 June 1989
REVISED: 25 May 2000
REVISED: 26 April 2007