Kindergarten at WCS

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WHS Class of 2032
If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2019 then they are eligible for entrance into Kindergarten at WCS for the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarten registration generally begins in March.

Registration Packets
Packets are generally available in early to mid February. In order to ensure all paperwork is complete, registration packets should be returned to the District’s Central Registration Office, located inside Wilmington Middle School, to Janene Dunn.  Packets can be picked up at Central Registration. They will also available at WCS Central Office at 341 S Nelson Ave.

Janene Dunn     EMIS Coordinator and Central Registration
  Central Registration
275 Thorne Avenue
Phone:   937-382-7410

Please turn in your completed packet by May 1, 2019.



Mandatory Kindergarten Orientation is available on the following dates and times.  If you cannot attend on the evening that is scheduled for your part of the alphabet, you are welcome to attend the other session. The information provided will be the same in each session.

Date Time  Last Name Location
May 6, 2019   6:30pm A-L Holmes Elementary
May 14, 2019  6:30pm M-Z Holmes Elementary

The GOALS for the evening are as follows:

  • Provide parents with information about a typical school day and the staff with whom their children will work in the upcoming school year.
  • Provide information regarding kindergarten curriculum and other expectations for kindergartners.
  • Provide information regarding Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year?
Children who were born on or before September 30, 2014. 

Will I register my student the night of the Kindergarten Orientation?
No, you will register with Janene Dunn at the Central Registration Office, 275 Thorne Avenue.  Please be sure to take care of turning in all paperwork prior to this event.

What is the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and when will it happen?
Assessments are done in the first few months of the school year (prior to November 1st). You can learn more about Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment here.  


Registration Times and Dates

The following opportunities are available for kindergarten registration at the Central Registration Office, 275 Thorne Avenue: 

Evening Registration       Time (no appointment required) 
Wednesday, April 17th       4:00-6:00pm
Thursday, May 16th    4:00-6:00pm

Daily Registration
Please call 937-382-7410 to schedule an appointment for registration, Monday through Friday. See the required documents and immunizations below.

Required Documents

Copies of the following documents are required to register a child in the Wilmington City Schools’ Kindergarten program:

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Social Security Card or copy of 2018 Federal Income Tax return showing child’s Social Security Number
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residency (current utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage closing document – Note: Driver’s License is not acceptable proof of residency).
  • Parent Social Security
  • Parent Driver’s License
  • Immunization Records (copy of immunizations that have been given as of registration day– must also provide complete immunization records which include KDG boosters prior to the first day of school if immunizations not complete at time of registration).
    • 5 doses DPT/DTaP
    • 4 doses Polio
    • 2 doses MMR
    • 3 doses Hepatitis B
    • 2 doses Varicella (chickenpox) or statement from parent or physician indicating date of disease 

If you have questions, please email Janene Dunn or call 937-382-7410.
Central Registration is located in the Middle School at 275 Thorne Avenue, Wilmington, OH 45177.