Volusia County schools will begin registering students for kindergarten the week of April 22, 2019 – April 26, 2019. Exact dates and times are different for each school. For details, parents should call the elementary school closest to them or visit the district's website at https://vcsedu.org [Click on the Parents icon, then in the Toolbox, then click Kindergarten Information.]
To register a child for kindergarten, the child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019. Parents or guardians must provide a birth certificate or other legal evidence of date of birth; immunization records signed by a physician; a record of a recent health examination conducted by a Florida physician; and two proofs of residence.
Families who have a summer 2019 VPK certificate may also register their incoming kindergartner to attend VPK this summer when registering for kindergarten. To obtain a summer 2019 VPK certificate from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia County, families may call (386) 323-2400 or (386) 736-5010.
When the school year begins on August 12, kindergarten students will have the opportunity to get to know their teacher and new routine in a small group setting on their first day. Each of Volusia's 46 elementary schools will implement a "staggered start" for kindergartners on the first three days of school. With the staggered start, students will receive individualized attention, enabling them to become familiar with their surroundings and school procedures.
Approximately one-third of the class will attend on Monday, August 12, one-third on Tuesday, August 13, and one-third on Wednesday, August 14. All kindergarten students will begin attending classes together on Thursday, August 15. Parents will be notified by their school regarding which day their student will attend.
For more information, call the support services center of Volusia County Schools at (386) 734-7190, extension 20000, or the K-12 Curriculum office at extension 20571.