KCS Continues to Enroll Students for 2018-2019 Kindergarten & Preschool

  • News
  • Briana Warner
  • 3/7/2018

Did you miss a Kindergarten Roundup or a Preschool Enrollment Fair? That's OK! We're still enrolling for both preschool and kindergarten beginning in Fall 2018.

2018 Kindergarten Information

If you missed your child's roundup event, please contact your student's home school to set up an enrollment appointment. If you don’t know your home school you can call the Elementary Education Office 304-348-1345 or put your address into our WebQuery system online.

Kanawha County students must be five-years-old by September 1st, 2018, in order to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 academic year. Next year, for the 2019-2020 school year, students will need to be five-years-old by July 1st, per new state law.

The following documents are needed for a complete kindergarten enrollment application:

  • state certified birth certificate
  • proof of residency
  • current immunization record
  • current physical exam/well-child check
  • current dental exam

2018 Preschool Information

If you missed an enrollment fair, you can still register your child for preschool at the KCS Preschool Office located in the Roxalana Annex at 1004 Lower Midway Drive in Dunbar. Call 304-766-0397 to schedule an appointment or ask questions. 

Preschool is a part of Kanawha County Schools and there is no cost to parents. Students are placed in school-based sites as well as collaborative sites within the county based on their home school attendance area. Kanawha County preschools feature state-approved curriculum, small class sizes (not exceeding 20 students), and transportation to and from school-based sites is available.

This year, there is an important change in the age cutoff for students starting preschool across the state. Per the passage of Senate Bill 186 during the 2017 WV legislative session, children must be 4-years-old on or before June 30, 2018 to enroll in preschool beginning the Fall of 2018. This change affects all WV preschoolers. This is two months earlier than it has been in previous years.

In every classroom, there are three ways your child may be enrolled:

  • Pre-K – the child must be four years old on or before June 30 of 2018. Children are placed into school-based classrooms or collaborative classrooms according to the needs of the family and time of application.
  • Head Start – priority is given to children who are income eligible according to Head Start guidelines.
  • Special Needs – these children are identified by the Kanawha County Schools Board of Education Special Education Department and may be three, four or five years old.

The following documents are needed for a complete preschool enrollment application:

  • state certified birth certificate obtained from Vital Statistics
  • current immunization record
  • current physical exam/well-child check
  • current dental exam
  • documentation if the child is in the custody of someone other than the parent or is homeless (if applicable)
  • income verification if head start-eligible (if applicable)
  • and, a completed application

Complete the preschool application at: https://kcs.preschoolsteps.org/login.cfm