Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

LENOIR, NC (January 30, 2019) — Children who will turn 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019, are eligible to register for kindergarten and encouraged to attend kindergarten screening held in each of the elementary schools in the district.

“Rising kindergarten children will be introduced to many new and exciting learning experiences next school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps. “We want that first experience to be positive, and Kindergarten Screening provides an inviting, friendly introduction to education.”

At kindergarten screening, students and parents meet kindergarten teachers, tour the school, and become more familiar with the learning environment. Representatives from the parent organizations (PTA or PTO), WrapAround (before and after school program), transportation department, and the child nutrition program will be onsite to provide information for parents.

To register a child in kindergarten, parents should bring the following documents to the Kindergarten Screening:

  • Personal and emergency information;
  • Verification of birth date — a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate or other satisfactory evidence;
  • Proof of residence (i.e. current utility bill, property deed or rental lease); and
  • The child’s updated immunization record.

North Carolina law also requires that every child have a completed Kindergarten Health Assessment form on or before the first day of school, but no more than 12 months before the date of school entry. Kindergarten Health Assessment Forms are available at schools and the Caldwell County Health Department. Forms are also posted online at in the Preschool Department section.

The 2019 Kindergarten Screening Schedule is listed below:

Caldwell County Schools

2019 Kindergarten Screening Schedule

Dates 2018

School Date
Baton April 12
Collettsville April 11
Davenport A+ April 11
Dudley Shoals May 10
Gamewell April 30
Granite Falls May 2
Happy Valley April 12
Hudson April 11&12
Kings Creek April 12
Lower Creek May 3
Oak Hill April 12
Sawmills May 7
Valmead May 8
Whitnel May 3

 Please contact the school to schedule a kindergarten screening appointment.

For more information on kindergarten screening or registration call the Caldwell County Schools Education Center at 828.728-8407.