LCPS is currently scheduled to begin accepting kindergarten (and first-time first grade) registrations on Wednesday, March 21. With the possibility of winter weather impacting schools that day, if there is a delay or closing, a make-up date has been scheduled for Thursday, April 5. Parents of incoming kindergarten and first grade students should have already pre-registered online and scheduled an appointment with their local school. If school is cancelled or delayed on March 21, registrations for that date will be postponed to April 5. Parents whose schedules cannot be adjusted to accommodate the change of date should contact their child’s school attendance secretary to reschedule their April 5 appointment time. Parents with appointments scheduled after March 21 should plan on keeping those appointments.
This rescheduling DOES NOT affect a child’s space in kindergarten which is based on when the appointment was initially made and NOT on the appointment date.
The opening of the Special Permission portal for incoming KG students will be moved from April 1 to April 9th at 9:00am. All other grades will open on April 1st as originally scheduled.
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Step 1 - Eligibility
Age Eligibility - Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this state requirement. In addition, if a student has not reached 20 years old on or before August 1st of the school year. Some students may qualify for an extension.
Residency Eligibility - Students must reside with a parent or court-appointed legal guardian in Loudoun County. Please refer to Special Registration Situations if you are not the legal parent. Step-parents are not eligible to enroll a student.
Residency - Students will attend the school zoned for their home/primary address. The school system may re-verify residency any year a student is enrolled in Loudoun County Public Schools. If you wish to attend a school in another attendance zone, you must register at your zoned school and then request Special Permission. Please refer to the Special Permission site. Please see Special Registration Situations for additional considerations.
Step 2 - Gather Documents
Parents registering their children must provide proof of age, identity, county residency and immunizations. Review Documents Needed to Register for examples of acceptable verification documentation. If you are unable to produce these items, please contact the Senior Registrar at email@example.com or 571-252-1238.
Step 3 - Complete Registration Form
You may pre-register online or submit a paper version at the school zoned for your home address. Use the Attendance Boundary E-Listing to determine the zoned school.
To register with paper versions, Download Registration Forms or visit your child's zoned school for a registration packet. To pre-register online, you must have or create a ParentVUE account. Use the Online Pre-registration page for detailed steps and downloadable resources.
Step 4 - Make Registration Appointment
Once you have collected all the required registration documentation, please call the child's zoned school to make an appointment to complete the registration process. A student registration is NOT complete until the parent or court-appointed legal guardian submits the required documentation in person to the school. The Attendance Boundary E-Listing lists school phone numbers and directions for the child's zoned school.
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