Kindergarten In Westerville

2015-2016 Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten registration begins March 16, 2015. We look forward to meeting our new families and greeting our returning families. Kindergarten is required for children before entering first grade. If your child will be five years old on or before September 30, 2015, you may register him/her for kindergarten.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in March.  A calendar of events includes:

Kindergarten 101

Kindergarten 101 is a presentation by principals, Kindergarten teachers, nurses, and representatives from the district’s Enrollment Center. The purpose of the presentation is to inform parents of the process for enrolling their child for Kindergarten, educating parents on the typical Kindergarten day and what is expected of our Kindergarteners throughout the school year, and to answer questions parents may have about the Kindergarten experience. Parents will have the opportunity to pick-up informational materials, as well as schedule an appointment for registration.

Kindergarten 101 will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at both Fouse and Hawthorne Elementary Schools with the  same presentation being made concurrently at both sites.  Free childcare for children two years old and older will be provided on-site by the Westerville Parent Council. Please reserve a childcare spot by contacting Krista Eisenman at 797-5934. 

A Somali interpreter will be present at Hawthorne and a Spanish interpreter will be available at Fouse. Please call 797-5934 to inquire about American Sign Language needs.

The Kindergarten 101 presentation will be posted following the 2015 event.

Kindergarten Materials

Kindergarten informational materials will be made available at Kindergarten 101, as well as in the elementary buildings, the Early Learning Center and the Enrollment and Family Resource Center.  While the information is important, it is not necessary to have prior to beginning the enrollment process.

Kindergarten Registration Appointments

Parents must pre-register online (which will include scheduling an appointment) before going to the Enrollment and Family Resource Center with the required documentation.

To pre-register online, please visit:

  1. The district website at  Click on the green enrolling tab at the bottom of the home page and this will take you to the enrollment page
  2. You will be instructed to create a log-in and password, which will allow you to begin the process, save your information, and return at a later date for completion (if necessary)
  3. At the time of your appointment, please bring ALL required documentation with you to complete the Enrollment Process for your Kindergarten student.

Please click here for 2015-2016 Requirements for Registration.

Kindergarten Gentle Start and Kindergarten First Day of School

In August, parents will receive a letter from their child’s school with an assigned date and time that their Kindergarten child is to report to school for Gentle Start.  Gentle Start will take place during August 12-14. Kindergarteners will attend school on one of those three days.
ALL Kindergarteners, however, will report to school on August 17.

Additional Information

Kindergarten Program Information

   -  Kindergarten 101 Presentation

   -  2015-2016 Registration Flier

          -  Somoli  

          -  Spanish  

          -  Somoli  

          -  Spanish  


New for 2015-2016

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