• Kindergarten Enrollment 2019-20

    STEP 1 :  Pre-Registration
    Parents of kindergarten students residing in the Bentonville School District with a student five (5) years of age on or before August 1st, 2019, may begin online pre-registration at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019.  Online registration will close at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019. The online registration is a pre-registration only and students will not be considered enrolled until parents provide the documents needed, to complete their child’s registration, to their zoned school during final registration.  Once you complete the pre-registration process, you will receive a confirmation with information regarding next steps.

    Your next available opportunity for enrolling your 2019-2020 Kindergartner will be during General Enrollment beginning April 1, 2019

    STEP 2 :  Enrollment forms are to be filled out after you have received the confirmation e-mail from Step 1.

    Enrollment Forms - English
    Enrollment Forms - Spanish(Printable)

     

    STEP 3 :  Final Registration
    Final registration for pre-registered kindergarten students will be at the student’s zoned school on February 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., February 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and February 28th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Only students who are pre-registered will be able to complete enrollment during these times. Please note if your school assignment was a school that had to run a lottery and you do not complete the final registration process, we will have to call the next student on the waiting list to enroll and you will have to enroll during general enrollment in April.

    *Students zoned for Evening Star Elementary ONLY will go to Bentonville Schools Special Services Building located at 1000 SE 14th St, Bentonville, AR for Final Registration.
     

    Documents Needed to Complete Enrollment
    Parents will be required to bring the following information to the student's assigned school in order to formally complete the enrollment process for their child.  To prepare for the enrollment process parents should begin collecting documents for proof of residency, secure the child's Social Security Card, obtain a copy of the child's birth certificate, physical examination (must be within the past 24 months) and proof of all required immunizations listed below.
     

    1. Two types of proof of residency are required (choose from the following options):
      • Copies of current utility bills from two different utilities (gas, water or electricity) showing parent's name and address
      • Rent or lease agreement and a current utility bill (gas, water or electricity) showing parent’s name and address
      • Current real-estate property tax receipt and a current utility bill (gas, water or electricity) showing parent’s name and address

    If the parent does not have one of the above listed items, please contact Student Services located at Bentonville Schools Administration at 500 Tiger Blvd.,  Bentonville, at 479-367-8050, for further information on how to provide acceptable proof of residency.

    1. Copy of the child's birth certificate
    2. Copy of the child's Social Security Card (If your student does not have a Social Security number, please call their zoned school to be issued a student number)
    3. Up-to-date immunization record. The following immunizations are required:
      • DTP/ DTaP/DT/Td 4 doses- with1 on/after 4th birthday
      • Polio 3 doses- with1 on/ after 4th birthday
      • MMR 2 doses- with1 on/after 1st birthday and at least 28 days between doses
      • Hepatitis B 3 doses
      • Hepatitis A 1 dose on/after 1st birthday
      • Varicella 2 doses-1 after 1st birthday and second dose at least 28 days after dose 1
        OR a note from a medical professional with proof / statement of disease history   
          

    In order to be assigned to a kindergarten class, a child must have received all vaccines listed above or be in process with a written statement by a health care provider  containing a date the student must return for their next immunization. (ARK. Code ANN 20-7-109, 6—18-702, 6-60-501-504, and 20-78-206)

    5.  A current physical examination, (Wellness Visit) within the last 24 months.  
    In order to be assigned to a kindergarten class, a parent /guardian must provide a copy of a current physical or well child check-up dated within the last 24 months or a written statement from a health care provider stating an appointment date to obtain a physical exam.  The examination must be obtained within 90 days of student’s initial enrollment, (the first day of attendance).


    Additional Information
    Kindergarten sections in our schools are limited.  Pre-registration does not guarantee a student a class placement in the school until you have received confirmation to complete enrollment and this process is completed.  If requests are greater than the number of classes available in any of our schools, then a lottery will be used to assign students.

    All kindergarten students who are not pre-registered may enroll during General Enrollment beginning on April 1st at the school they are zoned, during regular school hours.

    Click on the following link if you want to verify which school your student is zoned for based on your property address. 
    Find your school and bus stop

    If you choose to waive kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year, please complete and submit a Kindergarten Waiver to the Student Services office.
    Waiver form

    For ESL (English as a Second Language) assistance please review this attachment: ESL Kindergarten Pre-Registration Information.

    This website may assist in preparing your child for kindergarten 
    Arkansas Department of Human Services Kindergarten Readiness.