2020 Kindergarten Registration
We're looking forward to welcoming our new kindergarten students in the 2020-21 school year! Online registration for new kindergartners is now open!
WHO: Rising kindergartners (pdf coming soon) - children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020 - and their parents or guardians.
WHAT: Register for the 2020-21 school year.
WHEN: Beginning April 7, complete online registration on the website of your child's new school.
Once GCPS schools have reopened, our elementaries will plan activities to welcome and introduce new kindergartners to their new school. We ask that families periodically check the website of their child's future school for updates on these activities
WHERE: Visit the school website to register online. If you’re not sure which school your child will attend, visit our "School Look-up" online at GCPS SchoolLocator.
WHY: Completing online registration will help your child’s teacher to be ready to welcome your new kindergartner on the first day of school— Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Look online for other important calendar dates for the 2020-21 school year (pdf).)
HOW: New this year, much of the registration process, including the uploading of documents needed for registration, will be completed online. Most document attachments (PDF, JPG, DOC, PNG, etc.) are compatible. The file-size limit is 2 MB. Families that are unable to obtain the required immunization and/or screening documents due to the COVID-19 situation will be given additional time to obtain those documents but should go ahead and begin the online registration process.
- Count Up to Kindergarten (pdf)
- Getting ready for kindergarten (pdf)
- How to Prepare for a Great Kindergarten Experience - booklet (pdf)
- 2020-21 school year calendar (pdf)
- Phone list of Gwinnett elementary schools (pdf)
- Health Department information (pdf)
- Kindergarten Registration information (pdf)
- School Meal Program (pdf) information
- Programa de Nutrición Escolar (pdf) información
- Learn about Gwinnett's Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum and access the current AKS brochure for kindergarten.
- Ask ROVER to "fetch" a birth record for a child born in Georgia.
- Please take our Kindergarten Registration survey for parents and families
Families that are unable to obtain the required immunization and/or screening documents due to the COVID-19 situation will be given additional time to obtain those documents but should go ahead and begin the online registration process.
- An official document showing proof of birth date. Examples include an original birth certificate or birth registration, an official state or federal form with date of birth, or passport. Parents can order a birth certificate for a child born in Georgia through the state's ROVER service for a fee.
- Proof of residency in attendance zone. The school requires proof of residency, which may be verified by presenting a current utility bill (excluding telephone bills) AND one of the following documents:
- a non-contingent sales contract
- current lease/rental agreement
- most recent income tax return
- current paycheck stub
- current residential property tax statement or bill
- current warranty or quitclaim deed
- current home purchase agreement
- current homeowner’s insurance policy
Documents presented for residency verification must include the same address as the accompanying utility bill. An exception: A deed without an address is acceptable if accompanied by two utility bills (excluding telephone bills) with same address in the attendance zone. A contingency contract is not acceptable. If you live with a friend or family member and need information about verifying your residency, call your local school (pdf coming soon).
- A Georgia certificate of immunization. By state law, a valid certificate of immunization (Form #3231) or a notarized Affidavit of Religious Exemption (Department of Public Health Form #2208, available from the school) is required for enrollment. The certificate of immunization must be completed by the health department or your healthcare provider. A valid Form #3231 must be marked with either “Date of Expiration” or as “Complete for School Attendance.” (A certificate marked with a “Date of Expiration” expires on the date indicated. A current certificate must be submitted within 30 days of expiration.) A medical exemption, if applicable, should be noted on Form #3231 with a current date of expiration.
- Evidence of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening obtained in the past year. This information should be on a current Georgia Form #3300 (rev. 2013), available from the health department (pdf coming soon) or your physician and dentist and dated within the last 12 months. Letters from appropriate healthcare professionals and out-of-state certificates are acceptable, if completed within the last 12 months and stapled to the state form.
- Proof of authorized person to enroll. The following people are authorized to enroll students: parent (natural or adoptive), legal guardian, grandparent with a properly executed power of attorney for the care of a minor child, kinship caregiver with a properly executed Kinship Caregiver Affidavit, or foster parent appointed by a state agency.
- A photo ID. The person enrolling a student should provide proper identification. This identification may include a driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport, or other official photo identification, such as an ID card obtained through an official government agency or consulate.
- The child’s social security number. State law requires that schools ask for this number at the time of enrollment. Students will be enrolled, even if the number is not provided. However, parents will be asked to sign a waiver.
Follow one of these links to create/use your Parent Portal account and start your online enrollment, available on April 7.
Registering Parent/Guardian - Not New to GCPS (Has Previously Enrolled or Currently Enrolled GCPS student)