Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year


All Connecticut districts have a new age requirement for the incoming Kindergarten class. Effective in the fall of 2024, children need to turn five on or before September 1 of the school year to be eligible to enroll in public school Kindergarten. This is a change from the previous Kindergarten enrollment birthdate cutoff of January 1.


For the 2024-2025 School Year, the legislation allows a school district to admit a child who has not turned five by September 1 of the school year if (1) the parent/guardian makes a request in writing and (2) the school district conducts an assessment of the child to ensure that admitting such child is developmentally appropriate. 


The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) have issued a joint memo on this recently enacted change by the Connecticut General Assembly. The joint memo is available in English here and in Spanish here.


What if my child will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2024?

If your child is age eligible (turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024), you may begin registration on February 15 by completing a pre-registration form linked on the registration website.


My child will not be age 5 by September 1, 2024 but will be age 5 by January 1, 2025. What can I do?

If you have a child born between September 2, 2019 and January 1, 2020 and do not wish to request early Kindergarten enrollment for Fall 2024, no action is needed. Registration for Fall 2025 Kindergarten entry will take place starting February 2025.


If you have a child born between September 2, 2019 and January 1, 2020 and would like your child to be considered for early Kindergarten enrollment in Fall 2024, please complete the Request for Early Kindergarten Entrance Form.


A copy of the completed form will be shared with the principal of the elementary school.  This form will initiate the Somers Public Schools waiver process . Once completed forms are submitted, parents will be scheduled to attend a collaborative meeting with the school administration to review your request and assess the readiness of your child for Kindergarten. 


Important Dates!

May 31 SES Field Day
June 11 9:30 AM 5th Grade Farewell
1 PM Dismissal
June 12 Last Day of School
12 PM Dismissal

 


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