Kindergarten student at desk

Kindergarten Registration


Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year will open on March 22 and run through April 23, 2021. Families moving into Prince William County after April 23 will be able to register their kindergarten student online after this deadline date.

Parents whose students are currently enrolled in any PWCS preschool program (preschool or special education) do not need to complete the online kindergarten registration process. Instead they should contact the registrar for the school where their student will attend for kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

 

Elementary School Registrar List

 

Age of Entrance


Students who are five years of age or older by September 30 are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten.

 

Kindergarten Registration Information


The online registration process is followed up with an in-person registration appointment.  Beginning March 23, parents who have completed the online registration process may contact their child's base school to schedule a follow-up in-person appointment.  Please visit your child's base school website for all kindergarten related information. 

For the follow-up in-person registration appointment, please bring the following:

  • A certified copy of the child's birth certificate (even if you have uploaded the document).
  • Photo ID of parent or legal guardian registering the student.
Only bring the next documents if they have not been uploaded during the online registration process.  All original documents will be returned to the parent.
  • Current custody orders or kinship care documents, that are in effect and if appropriate.
  • Comprehensive physical exam dated within twelve months of the child’s entry into the public school system.
  • Valid immunization record signed by a healthcare professional.
  • Proof of residence.

Parents who need assistance completing the online registration process may contact their child’s base school and set up an individual session by appointment only, for April 8th or April 15th.

Parents should select instructions for existing families when any of the following are true:

  • The parent has a student(s) currently enrolled in a PWC school or program.
  • The parent has a student(s) who was previously enrolled in a PWC school or was previously evaluated at a central office location.
  • The parent had a parent account at any time in PWCS.

Please select the button below that applies to your family.   

Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements

The immunization records must document three doses of DTP with one dose received after the fourth birthday; three doses of a polio vaccine with one dose received after the fourth birthday; two doses of the measles vaccine (one dose received at 12 months of age or older and the second prior to entering kindergarten); one dose of a rubella vaccine received at 12 months of age or older (usually given as MMR); one dose of mumps vaccine received at 12 months of age or older (usually given as MMR); and three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine. All susceptible children (those who have not had chickenpox) born after January 1, 1997, are also required to have a dose of varicella not earlier than the age of 12 months.

Where to Get Vaccinations

Children may be vaccinated at the Manassas or Woodbridge clinics of the Prince William County Health Department or through other medical professionals.

photo of child being vaccinated

The Manassas Health Clinic is located at 9301 Lee Avenue, Manassas, and there is also a Sudley North office of the clinic located at 7751 Ashton Avenue, Manassas. Information about both offices can be obtained by calling 703.792.6300.

The Woodbridge Health Clinic is located at 4001 Prince William Parkway, Suite 101 in Woodbridge and can be reached by calling 703.792.7300. Please call the health clinics for times and schedules for vaccinations.

Vaccinations that are required for entrance into school are free from the county health clinics. A tuberculosis screening test is required for students who have been out of the United States for a period of three or more consecutive months during the previous five years.

School Age Child Care Program Information

Does Your Child Need Before and After Care? 

Safe, high-quality, and affordable before- and after-school care programs are located at all elementary schools except, Featherstone, Loch Lomond, and West Gate. AlphaBEST Education, the program provider, serves over 3,600 PWCS students with a familiar setting to start and/or end their day. The before-school program runs Monday - Friday, from 6 a.m. until scheduled school opening. The after-school program runs Monday - Friday, from scheduled school dismissal until 6:30 p.m. Parents have the option of choosing either the before-school program, the after-school program, or Both! Programming incorporates creative and innovative teaching methods to expand and enrich student learning.

Start the registration process for your child

Transportation & Pick Up

Important Information About Transportation and School Pick Up

  • Kindergarten students must be accompanied to and from bus stops by an authorized person(s).
  • Your child will not be released to any authorized person(s) unless a valid government/state ID is presented to the bus driver daily.
  • Your child will be returned to the school if there is no authorized person at the bus stop or the designee does not have a valid government/state ID.
  • Students returned to the school must be picked up within one (1) hour or other county agencies will be notified.

    Kindergarten Authorization Form (PDF)

The Global Welcome Center - Language & Grade Assessment

The Global Welcome Center

The Global Welcome Center serves the needs of families who are new to Prince William County Public Schools and who speak and/or understand another language in addition to or instead of American English.  Multilingual staff assist parents with registration while a language assessment specialist evaluates the student's English skills.  The Global Welcome Center provides schools with complete initial cumulative and English Language files; grade level recommendations; and foreign transcript evaluations.

All new registrations are completed through the Online Registration for New Families.  Use the PWCS Find Your School to find your  student's zoned school.  After completing the online registration, contact your school's registrar at one of the links below:

Elementary School Middle School High School

For additional questions, one of our Global Welcome Centers at Manassas 571-402-3800, Woodbridge  571-374-6813, or send an email to GWCRegistration@pwcs.edu.   A staff member will contact you within two business days to assist you. 

Private Kindergarten

Did Your Child Attend A Private Accredited Kindergarten Program?

Your child may be eligible to enroll in first grade, although the age requirement has not been met if he/she completed an accredited kindergarten program participating in the accreditation program of the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or the equivalent. Parents must provide evidence (report card or transcript) that indicates that the child has successfully completed the kindergarten program at an accredited non-public school. Please see our website for details on this exception.

Not sure if your child's private kindergarten program is accredited?  Search for it here:

For more information on enrollment requirements, contact:
Deborah Ransom, Supervisor of Elementary Counseling
703-791-7265

For further information on immunization and physical exam requirements, contact:
Teresa Polk, Supervisor of School Health Services
703-791-7266