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Kindergarten Registration Underway For Five-Year-Olds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY SCHOOLS
March 27, 2019

 
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLDS

Principal Audrey Reneau enjoys an "aha" moment with a young learner at the Kindergarten Readiness Rally 2019 Hundreds of children and adults came out to the recent Kindergarten Readiness Rally on March 21, where they connected with schools, agencies, and non-profits offering vital services. The excitement continues with tours, registration, and information sessions kicking off enrollment season at Transylvania County Schools.

Any child who will turn 5 on or before August 31, 2019, can enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Registration dates and open house events are set for Tuesday through Thursday, April 2, 3, and 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday, April 3, until 5:00 p.m. or later.

Welcoming Wednesdays open the doors for young families to tour the school, visit kindergarten classrooms, meet the staff, and see what makes their new school special. Each school advertises these and other events on their websites, and on Facebook and Instagram. 

The next Welcoming Wednesdays will be held on April 3 and May 1 at participating schools. Pisgah Forest Elementary will also offer Spanish language tours and translation from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at each Wednesday event.

Kindergarten information nights in the spring help families learn more about their schools as well. 

Pisgah Forest is hosting a "Ranger Family Playdate" for rising kindergarten families on Friday, April 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with an afternoon of free play and school-readiness activities. 

T.C. Henderson School of Science and Technology will present a rising kindergarten night on Thursday, May 2, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Kindergarten students proudly show off their work with letters, colors, and smiles at Rosman Elementary and across TCS For the most up-to-date kindergarten news, including contact information and forms to download in English and Spanish, visit the Kindergarten page on the Transylvania County Schools website: www.tcsnc.org/k, or call the central office at 884-6173.

Pre-kindergarten information for families of three- and four-year-olds, with forms in English and Spanish, is also available online at www.tcsnc.org/prek.

Transylvania County Schools offers preschool programs—including a limited number of free "NC PreK" slots—in convenient locations at Brevard Elementary, Rosman Elementary, and T.C. Henderson Elementary.

Children who will turn 4 years old on or before August 31, 2019, are eligible to apply for free NC PreK slots. Families should visit Smart Start of Transylvania County, or call Smart Start at 877-3025, to apply.

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Kinder Rally: Principal Audrey Reneau from T.C. Henderson enjoys an "aha" moment with a young learner at the Kindergarten Readiness Rally.
 
Kindergarten 2019: Students proudly show off their work using letters, colors, and smiles in kindergarten classes at Rosman Elementary and across Transylvania County Schools.