Preparing for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Classroom

Age Requirements: In the State of Indiana, your child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 1 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten. A recent school board policy allows parents of children born between August 2nd and September 1st to apply for an eligibility waiver. Waiver guidelines may be obtained by contacting Education and Innovation at 283-8084. 

Kindergarten Safety: For his/her own protection and your peace of mind, your child should know his/her full name, address, telephone number and the names of family members. If your child walks to school, please be sure you have taught him/her the correct route between home and school, using sidewalks and crossing streets at corners. Your child should use this route every day. In the city, crossing guards are at some street corners. 

Transportation: Kindergarten children will be assigned to attend a primary school based on their home address or one of the transfer options. Transportation will be provided both to and from school for those kindergarten children who live outside the walk area for their primary center, or attend a primary center because of a transfer option.