Kindergarten Registration

River Valley Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021

River Valley Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021

Kindergarten Screening will be held on Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th at Heritage Elementary. Whether your child will be attending Heritage or Liberty Elementary, we ask that all students participate in the screening at Heritage. You must complete the online registration to participate in screening. Please read the important information listed below and then click on the link to register your child. 

****Children who will be five years old on or before August 1st will be eligible for kindergarten and are required by law to register.**** 

Step One- Register Your Child Online

 In order to register your child for kindergarten, you must first click on the link below in order to complete the necessary demographic information. After you have completed this information, you will receive a confirmation email within 5-7 days. You may also follow the steps below in order to complete the registration process.  If you do not have internet access or are unable to complete this process, please contact Darlene Kaiser at (740) 725-5500. 

Click Here- Registration Form 

Step Two- Sign Up for a Kindergarten Screening Time

Once you have completed the online registration form, you will receive a confirmation email within 5-7 days. If you feel that you have completed and submitted the registration form and have not received a confirmation email within 7 days, please contact Melanie Comstock at Please be sure to check your spam folder as well.  Your confirmation email will contain a link that you can follow to sign up for a Kindergarten Screening time. Kindergarten Screening will be on Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th. Screening times fill up quickly, so please be sure to follow the link once you receive your email.   

Step Three- Gather Appropriate Documentation

When you come to Kindergarten Screening, you MUST provide us with the following documentation. If the following documentation is not provided at your appointment time, then your child will not be screened and added to a kindergarten list. Please provide the following documentation:
  • Original birth certificate
  • Proof of residency- Acceptable forms of residency are:
    • Mortgage statement
    • Deed
    • Property tax statement 
    • Voters registration card
    • Lease agreement
    • Print off from auditor's website stating owner of property
  • Immunization record
  • Custody papers (if applicable) 

**Without the above documentation, your child will not be screened or be added to a kindergarten class list.**

Step Four- Gentle Start Days
Kindergarten students will participate in Gentle Start days starting on August 19. Please note that this is a tentative schedule based on Board approval. The schedule is as follows:    

Child's Last Names starting with A-G will attend Wednesday, August 19.

Child's Last Names starting with H-N will attend Thursday, August 20.

Child's Last Names starting with O-Z will attend Friday, August 21.

*** All students will start together on Monday, August 24, 2020. ***


If you are open enrolling your child at River Valley, you may pick up the Open Enrollment Application in our District Administration Office starting April 1. Please note that this application must be filled out along with registering your child . 

Open enrollment is time sensitive as limited number of spots are available. Open Enrollment paperwork is dated and those who have completed paperwork are accepted according to the date on the paperwork.  Applying for open enrollment does not guarantee admittance as classrooms fill up quickly.  

 If you have further questions, please look below in order to read some Frequently Asked Questions.

When can I register my child?

You may register your child at any time. However, please note that we are conducting a screening of incoming kindergarten students on May 7 and May 8. Please register your child, so that we can have everyone signed up for a screening time.  

What immunizations are required for kindergarten?

Please follow the link below to The Ohio Department of Health website for an updated list of vaccinations. For additional questions regarding vaccinations, please contact your child’s healthcare provider or the Ohio Department of Health’s immunization program at 1-800-282-0546. 

How can I get my child ready for kindergarten?

The most important thing to prepare for kindergarten is to help your child develop a positive attitude about school and the wonderful things he/she will be learning. Other activities that will stimulate learning include:

  • Reading to your child and sharing picture books every day develops an interest in reading;

  • Practice writing his/her name with crayons, pencils or markers;

  • Counting with picture books, snacks (pretzels, fish crackers, etc.) or while setting the table for dinner;

  • Reading and enjoying alphabet books and recognizing letters of the alphabet in everyday life (ex. restaurants, cereal boxes, road signs, etc.);

  • Recognizing, naming and drawing basic shapes;

  • Practicing your phone number and address;

  • Coloring; and,

  • Cutting.

What is the kindergarten schedule?

River Valley's kindergarten program is all day, everyday. This is offered to all students. 

Do you accept students that are not five years old by August 1?

All students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2019 in order to attend the 2020-2021 school year.

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