Road to Kindergarten

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:54am

The Road to Kindergarten -

Do you have a child that will be 5 years old by September 1, 2016?  Please join us for an information session about Kindergarten
in the Howard County Public School System.   Please read the important information attached below about upcoming sessions.

PDF icon Road to Kindergarten 2016 - English.pdf

PDF icon Road to Kindergarten 2016 - Korean.pdf

PDF icon Road to Kindergarten 2016 - Spanish.pdf

Registration for new students, or students entering public school Kindergarten in August 2016, will take place at Centennial Lane Elementary School from Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 4th from 9:00am until 2:00pm each day.  We will be open Wednesday, March 2nd until 5:30pm.  We will take the last registration at 5:00pm.

Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland.  State law requires children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2016 must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2016.  Children entering First Grade in the fall of 2016 must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2016. Parents or guardians are to register students at the school currently serving the address where the child's parent or guardian resides.  Parents may check the School and Bus Locator link on the school system web site,

The parent or guardian must  present the following information at the time of registration:
The child's evidence of birth (For example- Birth certificate, Birth Registration)
.  An authorized record of immunizations
.  Proof of residency in the form of a lease, a deed and a current utility bill
.  Photo ID of the parent/guardian
.  Proof of custody if applicable

Driver's licenses and voter registration cards will not be accepted as proof of residence. Immunization and health forms are available at Centennial Lane Elementary School.
Families who require interpreter services can contact the Office of International Student Services at 410-313-1525 or 410-313-7102 for registration assistance. 

SAVE the DATE:  Our Kindergarten Sneak Peek will be June 6th and 7th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Kindergarten teachers, hear an overview of the Kindergarten program and for the children to have a 'sneak peek' of the kindergarten classrooms.

If you have any questions, please call the front office 410-313-2800.

CLES Front Office