Kindergarten & Pre-Kindergarten Registration
Here are the dates for eligibility for children whose parents wish to have them enter kindergarten in the 2013-2014 school year. The child's birthday must fall between September 2, 2007 and September 1, 2008. A child turning five years old on or before the September 1 of the current school year MUST be enrolled for kindergarten.
To be eligible for consideration for early admission to kindergarten, the child must turn five years old between September 2 and October 31. To begin the early admissions assessment process, parents/guardians must send a written request to the Director of Student Services by July 15. The request should include:
- Child's full name
- Date of birth
- Home address
- Home school attendance area
- Daytime telephone number for parent/legal guardian
The assessments will be scheduled and completed during the summer. For more information, download the brochure, Early Admission to Kindergarten (2 page PDF).
A schedule of kindergarten registration dates follows:
- Monday, March 25, 2013
- Monday, April 15, 2013
- Monday, May 13, 2013
- Monday, June 17, 2013
School staff will be made available to handle registrations on those days, but registration is not limited to those days. If you cannot bring your child on any of the listed dates, please call the school your child will be attending and schedule an appointment for registration.
To enroll your child for kindergarten in Washington County Public Schools you will need to provide your child's:
- Birth certificate
- Social Security card
- Immunization records
- Health Inventory completed by child's doctor with a nine month period before child enters school or within a six month period after entering school.
- Proof of residency, which can be a current property tax bill, rental bill, utility bill, or mortgage statement; must be current within last three months of registration. You CANNOT use a driver's license or either a regular telephone bill or cell phone bill.
Your child will need a physical before the start of school. Forms are available at the school. Take this information to your local elementary school.
To be age-eligible for pre-kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year the child's birthdate must fall between September 2, 2008 and September 1, 2009.
2013-2014 pre-kindergarten application (2 page PDF)
Here are the pre-kindergarten guidelines:
- A child must be four years old on or before September 1 of the current school year.
- Families must live in Washington County.
- All income-eligible and age-eligible children who apply must be enrolled first. The WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines for school year 2011-2012 can be seen Below.
- Applications must be submitted to the Early Childhood Enrollment Office at the Washington County Public Schools' Central Office, 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
- For information regarding pre-kindergarten, download the Pre-Kindergarten Parent Guide (2 page PDF), or call the Early Childhood Enrollment Office at 301-766-2955.
Please consider downloading the following documents:
Please note changes in school schedules in relation to inclement weather situations. When a two-hour delay is called, there will be no a.m. or p.m. pre-kindergarten. If school is dismissed two hours early, the a.m. pre-kindergarten students will stay until dismissal and ride the bus home with the other students. There will be no p.m. pre-kindergarten in the case of an early dismissal.
The following chart reflects the pre-kindergarten program for 2012/2013 (subject to change)
Bester - Judy Center
Must live in Bester school district to be eligible to apply. This program will be housed at Funkstown Elementary School.
Kristi Bachtell - Principal
Susie Winders - Assistant Principal
Kathy Kerns - Coordinator
Sherri Lantz - Family Interventionist
Doris Skinner - Secretary
Mary Boggs - Secretary
Rebecca Griffin - Teacher
Leslie Brenk - Paraprofessional
RaeAnn Ebersole - Teacher
Tanya Miller - Paraprofessional
(Bester/Winter Street students only)
|8:10 - 10:50 a.m.|
11:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
|Shari Palm - Principal|
Brenda Weber - Secretary
Lacey Ellis - Teacher
Rebecca Ausherman - Paraprofessional
7:55 - 10:25 a.m.
|Valerie Kaufmann - Principal|
Nancy Kirkpatrick - Secretary
Teachers: Jessica Wilkinson, Jackie Huebner Knable, Rebecca Siegrist
Paraprofessionals: Pam Harbaugh, Cathy Shoaf, Rhonda Boward, Robbin Hamilton, Lindsay Miller
3 sessions a.m. - 60 students
2 sessions p.m. - 40 students
8:10 - 10:50 a.m.
11:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
|Shelli Gest - Principal|
Teresa McSparron - Secretary
Susan Miller - Teacher
Suzy Hixon - Paraprofessional
|Full Day Program|
7:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
|Timothy Aitken - Principal|
Patti Ryder - Secretary
Courtney Kaczamark - Teacher
Jodi Long - Paraprofessional
|8 - 11 a.m.|
12 - 2:50 p.m.
|Dr. Sonya Barnes - Principal|
Keith Allshouse - Assistant Principal
Cheryl Bowen - Secretary
Sue Berezuk - Teacher
Cheryl Stoddard - Paraprofessional
|8:25 - 11:10 a.m.|
12:10 - 2:55 p.m.
|Kathy Stiles - Principal|
Judy Ebersole - Secretary
Special ed. and general ed. students
No transportation provided
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
|Ruth Ann Monroe Primary|
Kathleen Forrest - Principal
Anne Hott - Coordinator
Teachers: Julie Easterday/Cindy Line/Amanda Burns
|9:15 - 11:45 a.m.|
1 - 3:45 p.m.
|Tom Garner - Principal|
Lynda Leon - Assistant Principal
Kris Burgan - Assistant Principal
Shawn Grove - Secretary
Kelly Whiteman - Secretary
Sherry Koogle - Teacher
Dionne Claggett - Paraprofessional
|8:45 - 11:25 a.m.|
12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
|Ryan Hench - Principal|
Vicki Winston - Secretary
Julie Bare - Teacher
Sharon Newton - Paraprofessional
7:45 - 10:45 a.m.
|Jennifer Scarberry - Principal|
Linda Whittington - Secretary
Sharon Martin - Teacher
Julie Martin - Paraprofessional
|7:50 - 10:30 a.m.|
11:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Must live in Winter Street school district to be eligible
|Matt Semler - Principal|
Eloisa Banes - Secretary
Brian Orndorff - Teacher
Donna Sturtz - Teacher
Teresa Brechbill - Paraprofessional
Cindy Thomas - Paraprofessional
|Full Day Program|
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
|Marshall Street School|
Birth to Five
|Mariam Robins - Coordinator|
Cora Calendine - Secretary
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|Number of Household Members||Maximum Gross Household Income|| |
|Per Month||Per Year|
|For each additional individual, add $611/month or $7,326/year|| |