Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-24 School Year

  • All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2023, must be registered for kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Parents wishing to delay their child’s attendance for one year must submit a written request to the Superintendent. Parents with children who will begin kindergarten in the 2023-24 school year must contact the registrar at the school their child will attend to complete the registration process remotely or to make an appointment to complete the process at the school.

    Parents with a student already enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools are to register their rising kindergarten student from February 1-28. The parents of rising kindergarten students who have no other children enrolled in FCPS should register their children from March 1-31. Completing the kindergarten registration process early enables schools to better prepare for the upcoming school year.

    Parent Checklist for Registration/Enrollment

    • Photo ID (choose one):
      • Valid/current Virginia Driver’s license
      • Valid/current Photo ID Card (from the DMV)
      • Valid/current Passport
    • Proof of residency (choose two from the list of acceptable proof of residency documentation)
    • Birth Certificate (issued by state)
    • Certificate of physical examination from a physician or health department
    • Immunizations - Requirements for a child to enroll or attend public school in Virginia are outlined in the Virginia Department of Health's School & Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements. Parents are responsible for providing documentation that all required immunizations are up-to-date, completed, or that a medical or religious exemption has been obtained.

    Parents should register their child for kindergarten even if all of the above have not been obtained.