Get ready to learn! The Cherokee County School District is opening online registration for 2021-22 kindergarten students, as well as first graders new to CCSD, on Monday, February 8. CCSD’s Registration Gateway allows parents to log in from home via CCSD’s website and get enrollment forms filled out online, rather than filling them out by hand while waiting at a school office. Kindergarten registration at this time is solely for enrollment purposes and will not include a preference for face-to-face or digital instruction; enrolling your child ensures you will be kept informed of CCSD plans for any alternative models of instruction as they are announced.
Children who are turning 5 on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible for kindergarten, and children who are turning 6 on or before September 1, 2021 will be registered for first grade (registration for first grade is only necessary if a child has not attended a CCSD school the previous year). Parents of students with special circumstances may consult with their child’s principal for more information. For more information about kindergarten readiness, see https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/kingdergarten-content-and-resources; for more information about first grade readiness, see https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/first-grade.
The online registration process takes about 15-20 minutes; parents will enter their own identification information, such as emergency contact names and phone numbers, which increases accuracy and eliminates redundancy. Required documents (birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.) will be brought to the follow-up appointment at the school for verification; once you have uploaded your documents, please contact your child's school for next steps to finalize registration. In-person appointments will begin March 1. Virtual appointments will be available upon request if needed.
For more information about CCSD Kindergarten, including a video and a helpful guidebook, click here. Enter the Registration Gateway here.
*Note: Your child's registration file must be complete (all documents provided, follow-up appointment completed) before they are added to our student information system (Aspen). Once they are added to Aspen, this allows us to send communication emails to listed contacts. In the interim, important CCSD news can always be found on our website.