The Washoe County School District is registering kindergartners for the 2018-2019 school year.

“We all look forward to welcoming our newest students to school in the fall,” said Kacey Edgington, WCSD kindergarten coordinator. “Our online registration system is ready, and we encourage our parents to use it to begin the registration process. Getting ready to attend kindergarten is an important part of assuring that our young students begin their academic careers in a positive way.”

Any child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2018 may enroll in kindergarten for the upcoming school year. After beginning the registration process online, parents may then visit their child’s school with their student’s original birth certificate, immunization records, and a utility bill that shows the parent or guardian’s name and address as proof of residence to the zoned school.

Parents who are unsure about which school their child should attend can visit the District website to receive the name and address of their zoned school. Parents who do not have access to a computer may use a computer at any WCSD school. The website also features step-by-step instructions in both English and Spanish to help parents use the online kindergarten registration program. The registration link is available at https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/10776

Three WCSD elementary schools instituted multi-track year-round (MTYR) schedules during the 2017-18 school year due to overcrowding. Students at Alice Smith, Double Diamond, and Spanish Springs elementary schools observed the schedule, which is available here.

For more information about the MTYR calendar for 2018-19, click here.

“The first year of school is a wonderful time in a student’s life, and we look forward to working with our parents to get the year off to a great start,” said Edgington. “Attending kindergarten is so important for students, and our staff is standing by to help if parents have questions or concerns. Our online registration system is so easy to use, so now is the time to register our kindergartners for the coming year.”

(Washoe County School District)