FCPS Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration Begins Next Month

It starts Monday, March 16

Frederick, MD – Fall 2020 registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes begins next month for Frederick County Public Schools.

FCPS recommends calling your local school for specific hours and they strongly encourage early registration to predict accurate class size and hire adequate staff.

To enter kindergarten in fall 2020, a child must be five on or before September 1, 2020. To enter pre-kindergarten, a child must be four on or before September 1, 2020.

Those registering will need the child’s immunization record, proof of birth date and proof of residency.

All kindergarten classes at public elementary schools in Frederick County are full-day programs, generally 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

If planning to have the child enter with automatic priority placement status based on the federal income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced-price meals, provide income documentation for each household member by providing one of the following: three consecutive paystubs within the past six months, a W2 form/federal tax return showing 2019 earnings, a Food Supplemental Program verification letter, or a Temporary Cash Assistance verification letter (if those do not apply, please contact the school for other options).

If applying for automatic status due to homelessness or foster care, appropriate documentation will be required as well.

If the child has a documented special need, please provide a copy of the child’s current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

FCPS will offer half-day pre-kindergarten classes at the following elementary schools: Ballenger Creek, Brunswick, Butterfly Ridge, Carroll Manor, Glade, Hillcrest, Lincoln, Middletown Primary, Monocacy, New Market, North Frederick, Orchard Grove, Spring Ridge, Walkersville, Waverley and Whittier.

FCPS will offer full-day pre-kindergarten classes at Butterfly Ridge, Emmitsburg, Hillcrest, Lincoln, Monocacy, North Frederick, Thurmont Primary, Tuscarora, Valley, Waverley, Whittier and Woodsboro Elementary.

Butterfly Ridge, Hillcrest, Lincoln, Monocacy, North Frederick, Waverley and Whittier offer both half- and full-day pre-k programs.

All other schools are paired with pre-k classes at these locations, as follows: Myersville and Wolfsville pre-k students attend Middletown Primary; Centerville, Deer Crossing, Green Valley, Kemptown, Sugarloaf, Twin Ridge and Urbana pre-k students attend New Market; Parkway pre-k students attend North Frederick; Oakdale pre-k is at Spring Ridge; Lewistown and Sabillaville pre-k attend Thurmont Primary; Yellow Springs pre-k is at Whitter; and Liberty pre-k is at Woodsboro.

More information can be found at http://www.fcps.org/academics/prekindergarten