Kindergarten Registration FAQs

See below frequently asked questions and answers for kindergarten registration. If you don't see your question here, call the Board of Education at 931-684-3284. 

The student must be 5 years old on or before August 15.                              

If a child will be five (5) years of age on or before Sept. 20, the parent or guardian may request, in writing to the superintendent, that the child be admitted to Kindergarten. Upon a request, the school district will administer an evaluation and examination.  If the results indicate the child is sufficiently mature emotionally and academically, then the child may be enrolled in Kindergarten. 

May 7, 2024, from 8:30 am-2:00 pm at each elementary school. Cartwright registration will be hosted at East Side Elementary and Eakin Elementary. 

Registration will be held at the school your child is zoned for. Click here if you are unsure what area you are zoned for.

  • Certified Copy Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Address
  • Physical and Immunization (This must be completed by August 2, to be enrolled in School)    

  • Know their first and last name.
  • Know basic colors and shapes.
  • Able to follow a structured routine.
  • Able to follow simple rules from teachers.
  • Recognize and name letters (lower and upper case) and numbers (1-10)
  • Able to sit quietly for short periods of time.

These are only some skills your child should be able to do successfully by Kindergarten age.

If not, students will learn these things while in Kindergarten.

Yes, there will be testing of basic demographic knowledge, language development, cognitive skills, self-care skills, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills.  The Brigance screening will be administered on May 2nd, 2024.  If your child is not screened on May 7th, there are some other opportunities for them to be screened, and the school will inform you of those opportunities.  You will have a screening appointment made if your child is not screened on May 7th.


Yes, but we prefer the child attends registration with the parents (guardians), because the school can conduct the screener that day.

Kindergarten students don’t start school on the first day.  They will have a staggered phase-in schedule from Aug. 5-16, and parents will be informed at registration when their child will come to school during the phase-in days.


Yes, Kindergarten students may ride the bus. There is a transportation form you must fill out. Please let your child’s teacher know that you are interested in your child riding the bus. This is also the information you will receive during Open House. Please make sure you and your child attend the Open House. Kindergarten students may ride the bus to school during the phase in days, but they must be picked up by a parent from Aug. 5-16, because there is no half-day bus transportation.  Parents will learn at registration when the half-day dismissal time will be.

Yes, there is a Kindergarten Parent Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1st at 5:30pm at each elementary school.  Parents are encouraged to attend to learn about Kindergarten expectations, overall school rules, and academic standards.  Parents and students will meet the teacher and see the classroom.