Online Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is now OPEN

New Students
Students who have NEVER attended a HCPSS school must be registered by their custodial parent (biological, adoptive, legal guardian) can  visit for more information and to enroll.


Online Registration for students entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021 starts on Monday, March 8th. There will be no in-person registration appointments at this time.

Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland, so if your child turns 5 by September 1, 2021, you must register your child for the 2021-22 school year. Parents or guardians are to register students at the school serving the address where the child’s parent or guardian resides. Information on neighborhood schools can be found through School Locator

Step 1: Register Online Here:

Step 2: Complete registration online by providing the documents listed below. The registration process is easier if you upload them during online registration. Otherwise, you will be asked to submit them via email as pdfs. I-phone users can scan documents through your notes app. (Images must be clear.)

The following documents are needed for registration:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • An authorized record of immunizations
  • Proof of residency in the form of a signed lease or deed including signature pages
  • Current utility bill
  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of custody (if applicable)

Step 3: Virtually meet with our registering secretary to finalize registration

Things to Remember:

  • If you have a child currently attending an HCPSS PreK program, there is no need to re-register your student for Kindergarten. Also, if your child is a current HCPSS student at RBES or any other HCPSS school, please DO NOT re-register your student.
  • If you have a multi-family living arrangement, an appointment with our PPW, Lucy Hollis is required. A representative of the host family and guest family must be present for the appointment. Email our registering secretary, Mrs. Ott at for more information.

Health Forms - These forms listed below should be completed by your child's pediatrician and dentist and emailed to our cluster nurse or health assistant prior to the first day of school or as soon as your child has their 5 year check-up. 

Resources From HCPSS

Off to Kindergarten Parent's Guide 

Off to Kindergarten SPN  

Off to Kindergarten KOR 

Parent Notification of Screener (REQUIRED) 

Parent Notification of Screener SPN 

Parent Notification of Screener KOR 

I'm Off to Kindergarten: A Guide for Kids and Their Families 

A+ Student Letter for Incoming Kindergarten Students 

The HCPSS Getting Ready for Kindergarten page, which includes resources to support kindergarten readiness and online registration, will be updated this winter with additional information and resources for families. This will include the information that is typically covered in the Road to Kindergarten live event, which includes information about kindergarten readiness, the kindergarten program, and registering children for school. We also encourage families to visit our Grade K Family and Community Resources page for more information about the kindergarten instructional program and ways families can support their children at home. The Prekindergarten Family and Community Resources page also contains resources for families and providers for children currently in their prekindergarten year. 


Transferring within HCPSS?

Please complete a Change of Address form and email it to Mrs. Ott along with a copy of your lease or deed and utility bill.


New PreKindergarten Students

The Pre-K program is a high quality, early childhood instructional program designed to support early learning and school readiness. It aims to provide experiences that foster children’s academic, social, emotional and physical development. The Maryland State Department of Education requires that the Pre-K program be available to students who meet priority criteria. Parents of children who will be 4 by September 1, 2021  should apply.  All application information is kept confidential and reviewed only by school staff. 

How to Apply to HCPSS PreK

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of prospective Pre-K students will now have two options for submitting their Pre-K application and beginning the enrollment process.

Option 1

  1. Parent(s)/guardian(s) submit a  HCPSS Pre-K Application via email to for decision based on eligibility guidelines.
  2. If accepted, parent(s)/guardian(s) can begin the enrollment process online and upload their program acceptance letter as proof of income.

Option 2

  1. Parent(s)/guardian(s) begin the Online Registration Process at
  2. Once parent(s)/guardian(s) submit their information and documentation through the online portal, their information goes into the school queue to determine if students meet first priority criteria.
  3. Parents will be contacted by Mrs. Kwon about eligibility.


Please contact our Registering Secretary, Mrs. Ott, at if you have any questions about enrolling your child.


Friday, February 19, 2021 (All day)