Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration
Posted on 04/15/2020
kindergartners

It's time to register next year's kindergartners, but school closures because of the coronavirus have complicated the process.  To protect our families and staff during the COVID-19 "Stay Home, Stay Safe" season, in-person tours and appointments are temporarily unavailable. 

Luckily, you can use the BCS online registration process to enroll students who will be new to Emma Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year.  Here's what you need to do:

1.   Go to Buncombe County Schools Online Enrollment Web Page.  Registration information is available in English, Spanish, and Russian.


2.  After completing the online registration form, please mail (Emma Elementary School, 37 Brickyard Road, Asheville, NC  28806), fax (828-232-4275), or email (JPG or PDF) the following to the school: 

●       One proof of residence.  It must be a utility bill (power, water, or gas), a mortgage statement, rental/lease agreement, deed, or buyer's agreement.

●       A copy of child's birth certificate.

●       One proof of guardianship. This can be a birth certificate, divorce papers, or Social Services paperwork signed by a judge awarding custody.  Custody paperwork authorized by a judge or Social Services/foster care placement paperwork is required for all children not living with their natural parent.


3. When School Meets for Kindergarten Orientation or Meet the Teacher, you'll need to bring anything that you didn't mail or fax from step 2 as well as:

●       Photo identification for the parent/legal guardian

●       A second proof of residence.  It must be different from the one you used in step 2 and may be a utility bill (power, water, or gas), a mortgage statement, rental/lease agreement, deed, or buyer's agreement.

●       A copy of your child's up-to-date immunization records.  If your child is not immunized, you will need to speak with a school nurse.  By law, your child's immunization record is due within 30 calendar days of enrollment.

●       Your child's North Carolina Health assessment. For all students new to North Carolina Public schools, this must form must be completed.  By law, this form is due within 30 calendar days of enrollment.


If you have any questions about the kindergarten registration process, please call us at 828-232-4272 or email or school's data manager.  We look forward to working with you and your child during the 2020-2021 school year.