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Here’s how you can get information about kindergarten registration in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH — Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ annual kindergarten registration and orientation event is April 24.

It’s going to be at 9 a.m. at all of the division’s elementary schools — except for Newtown and Bettie F. Williams elementary schools, since those schools do not have kindergarten programs, according to the city’s public school website.

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 are invited to attend the program, which will include an open house for future students and their parents, tours of the school and an overview of the kindergarten program.

Students may also meet with kindergarten teachers or experience a bus ride while parents fill out the necessary registration paperwork.

Registration forms are available at Virginia Beach’s kindergarten website. A representative for the public school system said in order to register a child for kindergarten, parents need to bring the following documents:

  • Two proofs of address, which must include a lease agreement or mortgage statement and a current gas, electric or water bill.
  • A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • A physical examination, dated within 12 months prior to starting kindergarten.
  • A current immunization report.
  • Two current emergency contact phone numbers.

Parents can determine their child’s zoned school for kindergarten by visiting the School Locator and Map Center, or by calling their neighborhood school. Detailed registration information and an overview of the kindergarten program can be found on the division’s kindergarten registration page.

Please note parents can register their child for kindergarten any time leading up to the school year in their child’s school office.

For information about kindergarten registration, parents may contact their neighborhood school or the city’s department of school leadership at 757-263-1088.

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