Students who have NEVER attended a HCPSS school must be registered by their custodial parent (biological, adoptive, legal guardian) can visit https://www.hcpss.org/enroll/ for more information and to enroll.
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: https://www.hcpss.org/enroll/
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:
Step 3: Virtually meet with our registering secretary to finalize registration
Things to Remember:
Health Forms - These forms listed below should be completed by your child's pediatrician and dentist and emailed to our cluster nurse Pamela_Humeston@hcpss.org or health assistant Sandra_Miguelez@hcpss.org prior to the first day of school or as soon as your child has their 5 year check-up.
Resources From HCPSS
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?
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.