Information on registration can be found on the new student registration page.
To register, children must be five years of age on or before September 1 of the year they will begin kindergarten. At the time of registration, you will be required to provide:
- Original birth certificate or passport.
- Up-to-date immunization records.
- Two forms of proof of residence in the District.
Medical and dental forms, which are given out with the registration forms, are not required to be completed for registration, but are to be submitted on the first day of school.
2018-2019 School Year
Access for Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will open on January 3, 2018. At that time, parents may begin the online application process and schedule an online appointment during the Kindergarten Registration dates listed below. KDG registration appointments for 2018-2019 are only being scheduled for the dates listed below:
Date Location Daytime Registration Times Evening Registration Times 2/26/18 Central Office Board Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. N/A 2/27/18 Central Office Board Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 3/2/18 Central Office Board Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. N/A 3/5/18 Central Office Board Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 3/6/18 Central Office Board Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. N/A 3/7/18 Central Office Board Room 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. N/A
"Launching into Kindergarten"
The “Launching Into Kindergarten” program is designed to provide parents of incoming kindergarten students with general information about the North Allegheny School District’s kindergarten registration process, summer events for incoming kindergarten students, and an overview of the District kindergarten program.
AM/PM Preferences and the Lottery System
When students are registered, parents may indicate their preference for AM or PM kindergarten. The building principal will assign students to AM or PM kindergarten sessions using established class-size guidelines and the preferences indicated by parents on the registration form. Class assignment for students to AM/PM classes will not be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Parents will receive a communication from the building in July outlining Kindergarten Orientation, which occurs in late August. Parents will also receive notification of teacher assignments in August.
If the preferences for all registrations received by March 9, 2018, cannot be accommodated in any given building, there will be a lottery drawing in that building for each session for which there is an overage of requests. The lottery will be conducted before the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The principal, PFA President or designee, and one pre-kindergarten parent will be present for the lottery.
The lottery will be conducted in this manner: Names of all students requesting the session in question will be randomly drawn to fill that section to the capacity determined by class-size guidelines. After that section is filled, names will be drawn to develop a waiting list for that section. Principals will maintain the wait list and review assignments if changes in enrollment occur prior to the opening of school in August 2018.
Anyone who registers after March 9, 2018, will not be included in the lottery and will be given AM/PM preference based on availability and their placement on the wait list.
The North Allegheny School District utilizes the DIAL-4 as a pre-assessment tool for all students entering kindergarten in the District. The tool will assist parents and staff to make appropriate placement decisions for students. NO STUDENT WILL BE DENIED ACCESS TO KINDERGARTEN DUE TO THESE ASSESSMENT RESULTS. When parents present their documentation at the in-person registration appointment, they will have an opportunity to schedule this 30-minute assessment and receive more information about the DIAL-4.
In late spring 2018, parents will receive letters of AM or PM assignment from building principals, confirmation of the scheduled DIAL-4 assessment time, and information about Kindergarten Orientation, which will take place in August 2018.
For more information, please contact the Office of K-12 Education at 412-369-5896.