Kindergarten Registration

Pine Bush Central School District Kindergarten Screening 

Four kindergarten students sitting on the floor looking up at a screen while someone is reading a Dr. Seuss book to themThe Pine Bush Central School District schedules kindergarten registration and screening in April and May for children who will be entering school in the upcoming school year.  

To schedule an appointment, parents of eligible children should contact the main office of the elementary school designated for the attendance area in which they reside beginning March 18.

  •  Pine Bush Elementary School (845) 744-2031, ext. 4300
  •  Pakanasink Elementary School (845) 744-2031, ext. 5701
  • Circleville Elementary School (845) 744-2031, ext. 5500
  •  E.J. Russell Elementary School (845) 744-2031, ext. 4200

The dates for the kindergarten screenings are:

  • Pine Bush Elementary School – April 22 and 23
  • Pakanasink Elementary School – April 24
  • Circleville Elementary School – April 25 and 26
  • Edward J. Russell Elementary School – May 7 and 8

Admission eligibility

To be eligible for admission to kindergarten, the child must reach the age of five on or prior to Dec. 1  of the school year in which they will be attending.  If the child’s birthday falls between September and Dec. 1 of that year, the parent has the option to register the child the following year.

In addition, the following documentation must be provided:

  1. Official document verifying child’s date of birth (original birth certificate,  Baptism certificate, etc.);
  2. Verification of necessary immunizations. For specific information, go to www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370;
  3. Two proof of residency items. These include:
    a. tax bill, mortgage agreement/deed or signed lease or rent receipt
    b. utility bill, driver’s license or state picture ID (with imprinted current address), major moving company receipt, or currently active bank account checkbook.

If you are uncertain of your attendance area, call Tricia Zito at (845) 744-2031, ext. 4029 or check the attendance zones.

What your child can expect at the screening

Our kindergarten screening process involves your child in several stations. Staff members will screen vision and hearing, gross motor skills, language development and overall readiness.

The screening is not designed as a process to exclude children from school or to establish kindergarten classes based on abilities. It is designed to help us gain information about your child’s development and to help meet any special needs he/she might have. The whole screening process usually lasts from 30 to 45 minutes.

Please note: Child care services are not available during registration. We suggest that parents make other arrangements for children who are not being screened. This way, your child will have the benefit f your attention without distraction.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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