Kindergarten Registration Schedule for 2017-2018:


Brooks Elementary

Thursday, March 9, 2017     

6 PM

Country Oaks Elementary

Saturday, March 18, 2017 TBD

Heritage Elementary

Thursday, March 16, 2017 TBD

Highland Elementary

Thursday, March 23, 2017 6 PM

Johnson Elementary

Thursday. March 9, 2017 6 PM

Kurtz Elementary

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6 PM

Lakewood Elementary

Saturday, March 25, 2017 9 AM

Oxbow Elementary

Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:30 PM

Spring Mills Elementary

Thursday, March 16, 2017

6 PM

















Kindergarten Programs for 2016-2017:

Huron Valley Schools is now enrolling kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year. Below is information regarding kindergarten programming options. More information on the enrollment process can be found on the 'Enrollment Instructions' drop down menu.

Important Information Regarding the Kindergarten Entry Age:

Legislation has changed the entry age. The entry age for kindergarten will be gradually changed to require children to be 5 years old by September 1st rather than the prior cutoff date of December 1st.

2016-17 School Year: 

A child who resides in a public school district or public school academy providing kindergarten may enroll if the child is at least 5 years of age on September 1, 2016.

PDF DocumentKindergarten Waiver 16-17

According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in Huron Valley School District is not 5 years of age on September 1, 2016 but will be 5 years of age not later than December 1, 2016, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing  that he or she intends to enroll the child in kindergarten. A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian of a child described in this subsection that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. The parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten if the student is 5 years of age not later than December 1, 2016. 

All day, every school day program:

Kindergarten is an all day every day program offered at each Huron Valley Schools elementary building for the traditional school calendar. District Open Enrollment and out-of-district Schools of Choice students are welcome, space permitting. More Information can be found on the 'Open Enrollment' drop down menu and 'Schools of Choice' drop down menu.

Kindergarten Readiness:

Many parents ask what their child needs to know before Kindergarten. It is really a combination of skills, behaviors and attitudes that determine each child's readiness for Kindergarten. The following list includes some of the traits that are important for a successful transition to Kindergarten.

1. Respects people and materials. (Ready to follow rules, attempts to solve simple problems independently, willing to cooperate.)

2. Independently takes care of personal needs. (Dresses self, uses bathroom independently, cleans up after self, uses tissues and asks for help when necessary.)

3. Recognizes own name in print. (Identifies name on mailbox and locker.)

4. Uses scissors, glue, markers, pencils and crayons appropriately. (Holds scissors comfortably, writes name legibly, draws recognizable shapes and figures.)

5. Follows simple directions. (Listens and remembers what he or she is asked to do independently.)

6. Takes turns. (Shares toys and materials, able to wait to share thoughts, or receive individual help or attention.)

7. Respects personal space. (Keeps hands and legs to self when sitting in a group. Understands when and how to appropriately make physical contact with others.)

8. Uses books on a regular basis. (Enjoys stories, listens without being distracted, wants to read or be read to, is familiar with some nursery rhymes, rhyming songs and books.)