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PreK & Kindergarten Registration – 2017-2018



PreK:  Derby Elementary School offers 12.5 hours of FREE PreK per week for children who are 3 or 4 years of age before September 1st.  We have two morning classes from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and two afternoon classes from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The maximum class size is 15 children.  Bussing is provided to school for children in the morning session. Your child can ride the bus into school with our K-6 children, and you will need to pick your child up at 11:00 am.  If your child is in the afternoon session, bussing is provided both ways, to and from school with our K-6 children for those that sign up for it.


PreK registration for children new to our program is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017 in our Kindergarten building.  Parents wishing to register their child for the first time in our preK program should call our office between 9:30am – 2pm to schedule an appointment for that day.  At registration, you and your child (yes, bring him/her!) will meet with one of our teachers, get a chance to play in one of our classrooms, and turn in everything you need to be registered.  Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis, with preference given to Derby residents.  You are not considered enrolled until all the information and necessary documents are provided. (the list of necessary documents is below).



Kindergarten:  To enter kindergarten, your child needs to be 5 before September 1st.  Derby Elementary’s kindergarten program is a full day program that runs Monday through Friday. Bussing is provided both to and from school. 


Parents that are interested in registering a child for kindergarten are asked to attend one of our Ready, Set, Go! informational meetings about kindergarten.  There are three meetings scheduled, and parents should come to the one meeting that is most convenient for them:                      


                        Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm   or     Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm   or          Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00 am


All of the meetings are at Derby Elementary School.  The same information will be presented at each of these meetings, which means parents only need to attend one.  At the Ready, Set, Go! Informational Meeting, parents will meet with school administration, receive a guided tour of the school and kindergarten classrooms and get information about burning questions, such as bus transportation; classroom and school communication; illness at school; parent drop off and pick up; parent involvement, class placement, procedures for breakfast, snack, and lunch; learning expectations, recess; etc. The Ready, Set, Go! informational meeting is designed for a parent audience, and does not include activities for children.


Our Kindergarten registration is scheduled for April 28, 2017 in our Kindergarten classrooms at Derby Elementary School.  We ask that parents call our office for a registration appointment before April 27 between 9:30am - 2pm  @ (802) 873–3162.


At your Kindergarten registration appointment on April 28, you and your child (yes, bring him/her!) will meet with one of our office staff, get a chance to play in one of our classrooms, and turn in all necessary registration documentation.


Required documentation for registration:

·         Birth certificate (unless your child has already been enrolled in our program)

·         Immunization records

·         Proof of residency (driver’s license, mail showing physical address such as an electric bill, etc.)

And don’t forget to bring your child to the registration appointment – we want to meet him/her!