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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish Version)

Q: How old does my child have to be to start kindergarten?

    A: Children must turn five years old by August 1 to start kindergarten.

Q: When can I register my child for kindergarten?

    A: Registration begins in February each year for kindergarten registration. Parents are encouraged to register their student early to assist the district in planning class sizes and staffing at each building.

Q: What is required for registration?

    A: Parents must complete registration forms and present a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization record and court custody papers if applicable. Please visit our student registration page for detailed information on registering your child for school at

Q: What is the kindergarten schedule?

    A: Delaware City Schools offer all day/every day kindergarten for all students. Students will attend on the regular building schedule from 8:30-3:15.

Q: When is kindergarten screening?

    A: Kindergarten screening will be held in the summer. You will make an appointment when you register your child.

Q: What is assessed at kindergarten screening?

    A: Students will be screened for hearing, vision, speech and parents will have a conference with a school staff member. Academic screenings will take place during the first days of school.

Q: Do kindergarten students ride the bus?

    A: Yes, students may ride the bus if they live in a busing area. To find out if your child lives within a busing area, call the transportation office at 740-833-1650.

Q: Do kindergarten students eat lunch at school?

    A: Yes, students may purchase a lunch through the school cafeteria or pack a lunch to eat during lunch time. A breakfast program is also available.

Q: Will the school dispense medication to my child?

    A: Yes, a parent/guardian may authorize school personnel to administer medication to your student. Please check with your school office to complete the appropriate forms.