Online Registration is Available for New Students, including Kindergarten

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 2:29pm



NEW Students

You can begin the online registration process for students new to Howard County! It is recommended that you work on a laptop or desktop to complete registration. Cell phone registration is not recommended. For details about registration and enrollment, visit Please call our  front office at 410-313-2550 or email Elise Allen ( and Rachel Maddock-Cosden ( with any questions. 


Please make certain you are in the screen for 24-25 if registering for this year and next school year. Please read this message in its entirety.


Online Registration for students entering Kindergarten in Fall 2024 starts on early March. 

Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland, so if your child turns 5 by September 1, 2024, you must register your child for the 2024-25 school year. Parents or guardians are to register students at the school serving the address where the child’s parent or guardian resides. Information on neighborhood schools can be found through School Locator on the school system web site or by calling the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682.


Step 1: Register Online Here:


Step 2: Complete registration online by providing the documents listed below. The registration process is easier if you upload them during online registration. Otherwise, you will be asked to submit them via email. Iphone users can scan documents through your notes app. (Images must be clear.)  Required documents can be found here:

**If you have a multi-family living arrangement, an appointment with our PPW, Leslie Evans at is required.

A representative of the host family and guest family must be present for the appointment.


Please make sure this information is completed in your online registration:


Prior Care - What type of schooling did your student have prior to Kindergarten? (Needs a value of 2. i.e. if PK for a half day (1) and with parent the other half (1) = 2 or PK full day = 2) 

Prior Care Form (ENG) 

Prior Care Form (KOR) 

Prior Care Form (SPN) 


Language Survey Information: 

  1. Home Language - language family uses at home to communicate with one another 
  2. Dominant Language - language the student is most comfortable speaking or prefers when able to speak multiple languages. If a family is confused about this (b/c child speaks more than one language) ask, “which is your child’s strongest language?" 
  3. Native Language - language student learned first and may be only language the student communicates in. 


Health Forms - These forms should be completed by your child's pediatrician and dentist and emailed to our cluster nurse or health assistant prior to the first day of school or as soon as your child has their 5 year check-up. 



Resources From HCPSS


Off to Kindergarten Parent's Guide 

Off to Kindergarten SPN  

Off to Kindergarten KOR 


Parent Notification of Screener (REQUIRED) 

Parent Notification of Screener SPN 

Parent Notification of Screener KOR 


I'm Off to Kindergarten: A Guide for Kids and Their Families 


A+ Student Letter for Incoming Kindergarten Students 



The HCPSS Getting Ready for Kindergarten page includes resources to support kindergarten readiness and online registration, will be updated this winter with additional information and resources for families. This will include the information that is typically covered in the Road to Kindergarten live event, which includes information about kindergarten readiness, the kindergarten program, and registering children for school. We also encourage families to visit our Grade K Family and Community Resources page for more information about the kindergarten instructional program and ways families can support their children at home. The Prekindergarten Family and Community Resources page also contains resources for families and providers for children currently in their prekindergarten year. *Please note that HSES does not have a PK program. Please contact Worthington ES 410-313-2825 for more information about PK.