Kindergarten Registration Information

  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    If you have a child turning five years of age on or before December 1, you have probably received a call from the Grand Island Central School District asking you to register your child. If you have not received this call and have a child eligible for kindergarten, please call the District Office at 773-8800 so that your child can be registered.

    You must be registered in order to begin receiving important information about kindergarten. You must register even if your child was in our UPK program and/or if your child received special education services as a preschooler.

    Sending your child to kindergarten is a big step, but an exciting time in your lives. Once your child is registered, the clock begins to tick, and there are several dates which become important for you to know.

    Kindergarten Orientation

    Orientation typically takes place in early June. You would typically attend Sidway Elementary School on an afternoon with your child. Both of you would have an opportunity to meet several faculty and staff, experience part of a typical day and even have a bus ride.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot do those things this year and will be posting an orientation video in June, as we did last year.


    Kindergarten Screening (Parent and Kindergarten Child)

    When you register, you will be given an appointment for kindergarten screening. We hope to conduct kindergarten screenings in person on Aug. 17, 18, 19, 20 and 23. Screening takes about an hour, it takes place at Sidway and you
    are expected to stay with your child. You will have an opportunity to meet some teachers, our school nurse and some members of the PTA.

    We will begin working on kindergarten class lists for the 2021-22 school year immediately following. Screening is subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check the District website for updates.


    If you have any questions regarding your child coming to kindergarten, please do not hesitate to call Sidway Elementary School at 773-8870. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Sidway!

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