Kindergarten In Westerville


2016-2017 Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten registration begins February 16, 2016. 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, 2016, you may register him/her for kindergarten..



Kindergarten 101 (View Presentation)

Kindergarten 101 is a presentation by principals and Kindergarten teachers. 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. 

Kindergarten 101 will be held on Tuesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Each elementary building will host Kindergarten 101 one of these nights, with the same presentation being made at all sites (see schedule below).  Please contact the elementary building you plan to attend for information regarding childcare.  If you are unable to attend the event at your home school, please choose an alternate site to attend.

February 9, 2016:  Alcott, Annehurst, Fouse, Huber Ridge, Mark Twain, Robert Frost

February 11, 2016:  Cherrington, Hawthorne, McVay, Pointview, Whittier, Wilder

Interpreters will be available as follows:

  • American Sign Language (Please call 797-5934 to make arrangements) 
  • Arabic:  Hawthorne
  • Nepali:  Mark Twain
  • Somali:  Mark Twain, Hawthorne and Wilder
  • Spanish: Fouse and Pointview
  • Tigrinya:  Mark Twain

The Kindergarten 101 presentation will be posted following the 2016 event.

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.

Pre-register Online

To pre-register online visit the district enrollment page at

  • 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)
  • At the time of your appointment, please bring ALL required documentation with you to complete the Enrollment Process for your Kindergarten student.

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 18-22. Kindergarteners will attend school on one of those three days.

ALL Kindergarteners, however, will report to school on August 23.