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.
Step One- Registration Form
Please click on the following link to complete the registration form:
Once you have submitted your child's registration information, you will receive a confirmation email from Melanie Comstock within 5-7 days.
Step Two- Sign Up for a Kindergarten Screening Appointment
Proof of residency (either a mortgage statement or lease agreement are the only acceptable forms)
Custody papers, if appropriate
Medical authorization, if appropriate
**Without the above documentation, your child will not be screened or be able to start school.
Step Three- Open House Information
We invite you to attend our Open House on Monday, August 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. At this time, you will be able to find out who your child's teacher is, pay school fees, and tour the building.
Child's Last Names starting with A-G will attend Wednesday, August 17.
Child's Last Names starting with H-N will attend Thursday, August 18.
Child's Last Names starting with O-Z will attend Friday, August 19.
*** All students will start together on Monday, August 22, 2016. ***
you are open enrolling your child at River Valley, you may pick up the
Open Enrollment Application in our District Administration Office
starting April 3. 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.
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 4 and May 5. 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;
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, 2017 in order to attend the 2017-2018 school year.