CCSD Launching New Online System for Kindergarten Registration Beginning March 12!

CCSD Launching New Online System for Kindergarten Registration Beginning March 12!

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This is a news story about our upcoming Kindergarten Registration Gateway launch on March 12.  Click here for the Kindergarten Gateway Registration page where the link will go live and where you can find more information and a video welcome from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower!


Kindergarten teacher Danielle Kononen, Liberty Elementary School’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, works with students on a lesson.

The Cherokee County School District is launching a new online system for kindergarten registration beginning March 12, 2018!

Instead of handwriting information on a pile of paper forms in a school office, parents can log in from home to the Registration Gateway via CCSD’s website.  Through the user-friendly process that takes about 15 to 20 minutes, parents will enter their own identification information, such as emergency contact names and numbers, which will increase accuracy and eliminate redundancy.  Required enrollment documents (birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.) also can be scanned and uploaded to the system from home.

After entering all their information online into our secure system, parents will be asked to schedule an appointment to bring the legally required documents for enrollment to the school.  During this appointment, your records will be verified by the front office (and scanned and uploaded if you were unable to do this from home), and your child will participate in a brief assessment with a teacher to gauge his or her kindergarten readiness.

The Registration Gateway will be open from March 12 through 31 for parents of children who will begin kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year (must be born on or before Sept. 1, 2013), and children who are starting school for the first time but are ready to enter the first grade (must be born on or before Sept. 1, 2012).

Additional online systems will go live later this spring for registering Pre-K students and students new to CCSD in any grade, and the dreaded “first day forms” for all students will be replaced with an online process this summer for the start of the new school year.

“Parents have been pleading with us for years to spare them from paper forms, so we’re very excited to have the technology capabilities to roll out these new online systems,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “This system not only is easier for parents, it also will reduce the cost and waste associated with paper forms, and eliminate the need for staff to spend valuable time typing information from forms into our student information system.”

Want to get ready now for when the kindergarten Registration Gateway opens?  Click here for easy instructions, helpful hints and a list of the legally required documents.

CCSD 2017-18 Kindergarten/First Grade Registration Set for March 23 & 24

The Cherokee County School District has set the dates for 2017-18 registration for kindergarten and first-grade students who are entering school for the first time.

Registration will be held at all CCSD elementary schools 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 and 9 a.m. to Noon Friday, March 24, 2017.

Flier: CCSD Registration for 2017-18 Kindergarten and First Grade Set for March 23 – 24

Spanish translation: CCSD Registration for 2017-18 Kindergarten and First Grade Set for March 23 – 24 – SPANISH

Want to learn more about CCSD’s outstanding kindergarten program? Read the new edition of CCSD’s “Ready to Learn” brochure.

For information regarding documents needed for registration, please see the Student Enrollment section on the Forms page.

Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 in order to be eligible for kindergarten, and 6 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for first grade, according to Georgia law.  If your child does not meet these criteria, you might check with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) for information on 4-year-old programs.

Additionally, the School Board’s Admission/Enrollment Policy may be viewed in the CCSD Online Policy Manual .