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Kindergarten Dates & Details
Kindergarten Dates & Details


We look forward to meeting you! Please complete Online Enrollment prior to your school's scheduled kindergarten Enrollment Appointment.

To schedule your appointment time on the designated day for your school, please contact your child's school in advance. (Phone numbers for schools with kindergarten programs are listed below.) Personnel will be available to complete personal data records and talk with you about the requirements for entering public schools in North Carolina. Note that Kindergarten Enrollment Appointment Days are scheduled on a non-school day for present kindergartners.
 
View 2022-2023 Enrollment Appointment dates by school:
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NCDPI, Let's Get ReadyLet's get ready for kindergarten! View the North Carolina Dept. of Public instruction's Kindergarten Readiness Resources for Families website, a resource for families and caregivers to use as they initiate the process of transitioning their child to kindergarten. It provides family-friendly guidance on age-appropriate developmental skills, support tips, and at-home activities where adult/child interactions are the central focus.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are schools and BCS districts assigned?
School District Assignment is determined by the actual street address of the student's primary residence. Learn more about School and District assignment.
Switching schools or joining us from another district?
We're glad you've chosen BCS! Learn more about transfers and reassignments, including changes such as switching locations within Buncombe County Schools, or entering Buncombe County from a neighboring school district.
 
What are the age requirements for kindergarteners and first-graders?
School Entry Age will be verified with the certified birth certificate:
• According to North Carolina law a child must turn 5 years old on or before August 31st of the current school year in order to be eligible to enroll.  If the child’s 5th birthday is on or after September 1st, the child is not eligible to enroll until the next school year. 

• A child whose 4th birthday is on or before April 16th (of the April before school begins in August) may enter kindergarten if they are identified as gifted and have the necessary maturity to succeed in a full day kindergarten setting.   For complete information about required testing and criteria that must be met, please refer to Buncombe County School Board Administrative Regulation  4100-R Early Entry to Kindergarten.   This Early Entry packet must be completed by the parent/guardian and submitted to the principal no later than 30 days before the beginning of the school year.

• Entering first graders must be 6 years old by October 16.

How do I contact my school to schedule an Enrollment Appointment?
Phone numbers for schools with kindergarten programs are listed below:

Avery’s Creek Elementary (Roberson District), 828.654.1810
Barnardsville Elementary (North Buncombe District), 828.626.2290
Black Mountain Primary (Owen District), 828.669.2645
Charles C. Bell Elementary (Reynolds District), 828.298.3789
Candler Elementary (Enka District), 828.670.5018
Emma Elementary (Erwin District), 828.232.4272
Fairview Elementary (Reynolds District), 828.628.2732
Glen Arden Elementary (Roberson District), 828.654.1800
Haw Creek Elementary (Reynolds District), 828.298.4022
Hominy Valley Elementary (Enka District), 828.665.0619
Johnston Elementary (Erwin District), 828.232.4291
Leicester Elementary (Erwin District), 828.683.2341
North Buncombe Elementary (North Buncombe District), 828.645.6054
Oakley Elementary (Reynolds District), 828.274.7515
Pisgah Elementary (Enka District), 828.670.5023
Sand Hill-Venable Elementary (Enka District), 828.670.5028
W. D. Williams Elementary (Owen District), 828.686.3856
W. W. Estes Elementary (Roberson District), 828.654.1795
Weaverville Primary (North Buncombe District), 828.645.4275
West Buncombe Elementary (Erwin District), 828.232.4282
Woodfin Elementary (Erwin District), 828.232.4287
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