Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on March 10, 2017. As part of the Education Improvement Act of 1992, a kindergarten experience is mandatory in the state of Tennessee.
Children must be five (5) years of age on or before August 15, 2017 in order to be eligible for kindergarten.
Parents should pick up a registration packet at the school where the child will be attending on or after January 13, 2017. This packet contains all the information and directions needed in order to register your child for kindergarten.
Completed registration packets must be returned on Friday, March 10, 2017, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to the school in which the child will be enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. If inclement weather occurs and school is closed, registration will be rescheduled.
Required Documents for Registration
An official birth certificate is required in order to register for kindergarten. A mother’s copy or a hospital-created record of birth is not considered an official birth certificate.
If your child was born in Tennessee, the local health department can provide an official certificate. A birth certificate can also be ordered online at the Tennessee Department of Health's website.
TN Certificate of Immunization (with Health Exam)
This form may be obtained from your doctor or the Sevier County Health Department. The physical must be given after January 1, 2017. This form must be submitted in order for your child to attend school.
If your child attended pre-kindergarten in the Sevier County School System or within the state of Tennessee, the pre-school immunization certificate and physical will be sufficient for enrolling your child in kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, but immunizations must be updated to the required kindergarten standards for entry.
Other Required Documents
Social Security Card
Kindergarten Information Sheet (included with packet)
Steps for Kindergarten Registration
If inclement weather occurs and schools are closed, registration will be rescheduled.
If all required documents are not available on the day of registration, please turn them in to your child’s school as soon as you obtain all of them. The child will not be officially registered until all documentation is received.