When registering your child, please submit the student’s most recent report card and, if applicable, most recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Children who turn five years of age by December 1 are eligible to enter kindergarten that school year. Grade placement assigned at registration is provisional until the principal or guidance counselor makes the appropriate final grade determination.
Please note that new students may be required to take a mandatory screening exam. The procedure may take up to 90 minutes and must be completed prior to meeting with a counselor for a schedule of classes.
2022 Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration begins February 18 for children in South Orangetown who will turn age 5 by December 1, 2022.
STEP 1: Attend the virtual Incoming Kindergarten Orientation for parents on Thursday, February 17, 7:00PM. View a recording of the event: https://socsd.zoom.us/rec/share/JgAWNdmR9qQZ-6tNpwRsVvhT3FQll9FSL5JbLHk9g1c5xZiAurnHD4ffAcFCk7Ze.pbxGBAylv-MWAVPX (passcode: P3q9^T3^)
STEP 2. Register your child online via the link below starting Friday, February 18.
STEP 3. Sign up to drop off required registration documents and ask questions at one of our in-person Kindergarten Registration Assistance sessions at William O. Schaefer Elementary School:
- Tuesday, March 1, 6:00-8:00PM – Sign up here
- Wednesday, March 16, 10:00AM-2:00PM – Sign up here
- Friday, March 18, 1:00-3:00PM – Sign up here
Registration support documents may also be sent via email ([email protected]) or mailed to AJ Walker, District Registrar, South Orangetown Central School District, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913.
QUESTIONS? Contact District Registrar AJ Walker at [email protected] or (845) 680-1137.
The district has a two-part registration process:
STEP ONE: Register your child for the:
STEP TWO: Once your child has been registered online, submit copies of the following required documents for registration via email ([email protected]) or mail (District Registrar, South Orangetown Central School District, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913):
- Student Proof of Birth (one of the following must be provided)
- Original birth certificate;
- Original baptismal certificate with raised seal; or
- Current passport or visa
- Student Proof of Immunization/Physical
- Physical exam by a primary care provider is required for every new entrant (exam must have been given within one year of the first day of the current school year)
- Statement signed by a primary care provider or clinic listing the month, day and year of immunization, including:
- 2 doses MMR (measles/mumps/rubella);
- 5 doses DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus), unless the 4th dose is given AFTER the 4th birthday;
- 4 doses Polio, unless the 3rd dose is given after the 4th birthday;
- 3 doses Hepatitis B; and,
- 2 doses Varicella
- PLEASE NOTE: There are exceptions to these requirements, based on student grade. Please see the New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance chart: English | Español
- Student’s Most Recent Report Card
- Student’s Most Recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable
- Household Proof of Residency
- One recent bill in parent/legal guardian’s name and address (electric/gas, telephone, water, cable/digital TV, bank, etc.)
- Homeowners: Mortgage papers or tax bills in parent/legal guardian’s name or deed to the home in parent/legal guardian’s name
- Renters: Copy of a signed lease agreement
- Copy of Parent/Legal Guardian’s Driver’s License or government-issued identification
- Custody Papers
- Original custody papers are necessary in cases of divorce or re-marriage. If you are not the parent/legal guardian of a child you wish to register, we will require valid custody papers with all necessary information.
- Dental Exam (requested)
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides protections for students who are living in a shelter, car, park, bus, train, campsite, other temporary living situation, or with another person or family, due to loss of housing or as a result of economic hardship. Students protected under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act are entitled to immediate enrollment in school, even if they do not have the documents normally required, such as proof of residency, school records, immunization records, or birth certificate. These students may also be entitled to other services. Parents or guardians who believe their child may be eligible should complete the Residency Questionnaire under “Forms/Materials for Parents” below.