HANCOCK COUNTY – The community’s littlest learners can meet teachers and look forward to the new school year with upcoming kindergarten registration events.

Kindergarten roundup is an opportunity for families to step into schools, learn about how the first year of elementary education works, and get their children signed up for the 2024-25 school year.

The incoming Class of 2037 is for students who are 5 years old by Aug. 1 for entrance into kindergarten. However, some schools allow early entrance based on an application process.

Where each child will attend school is based on what district they live in; however, many schools accept transfer students through applications as long as the families are willing to provide transportation for their kids to school.

Here’s a look at what to expect this spring with kindergarten registration.

-Eastern Hancock Elementary School has a roundup from 3:30-8 p.m. March 13 and 14 at the school, 10450 E. 250N., Charlottesville.

Parents should bring their child for a kindergarten readiness assessment, as well as a birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency.

Children in Blue River, Brown and Jackson townships attend Eastern Hancock schools. To start the process to enroll, visit easternhancock.org and follow the QR code to request enrollment for school year registration.

For those that live outside of the district but want to attend the school, a link for a transfer form will be sent upon completion of enrollment.

-Greenfield-Central elementary schools will have roundup events in April, but online enrollment is open now. Children that live in Center and Green townships attend G-C schools; there are four elementary schools within the district, and people who are uncertain about which school their child will attend can see the elementary district map at gcsc.k12.in.us.

The first step is to complete the online enrollment form found on the Greenfield Central website, gcsc.k12.in.us. Go to the “Kindergarten Info” tab. Parents need a digital copy of their child’s birth certificate and immunization records (photos are acceptable). Those who are unable to load a digital copy should bring the records to the kindergarten roundup event.

Once the online enrollment form is completed, monitor email for more details about Kindergarten Round Up events, which will occur onsite during the month of April at each of the four elementary schools. Families will sign up for a time slot.

Roundups are 3-6 p.m. April 15 and 17 at Eden Elementary School and JB Stephens Elementary School; and 3-6 p.m. April 16 and April 18 at Harris Elementary School and Weston Elementary School.

Parents who live outside of the district can submit an out of District Transfer application in addition to the kindergarten enrollment online form. The application is also on the corporation’s website, and once completed can be sent to Donieta Ross, [email protected].

Kindergarten-specific questions should be emailed to [email protected].

-Southern Hancock families will have Kindergarten Roundup events 5-7 p.m. April 11 at all three elementary schools.

The district serves children in Sugar Creek and Brandywine townships and includes Brandywine, New Palestine and Sugar Creek elementary schools. Those who are unsure about which elementary school their child will attend should email Amber Rush at [email protected].

Complete a pre-enrollment form at newpal.k12.in.us/departments/registrationenrollment. Plan to bring a birth certificate, immunization records, driver’s license or state-issued photo ID card, and two additional proofs of residency such as a mortgage statement, paystub, tax return, utility bill or lease agreement.

The school corporation is accepting applications for out-of-district students to join as well. The above website also contains links for applying; send completed forms to [email protected].

-Mt. Vernon serves children that live in Buck Creek and Vernon townships, and online registration opens March 25.

Step one for kindergarten families is to register on or after March 25 at mvcsc.k12.in.us/kdgroundup. The next step is to attend a Kindergarten Roundup event between 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 2 and April 4 at Fortville, McCordsville or Mt. Comfort elementary schools. Those who are unsure about which school their child would attend can visit the website for a boundary map. Families should bring their student to be screened for hearing and academic skills; a copy of their birth certificate and immunization records; proof of residency; parents driver’s license; and, if applicable, copies of court papers or individual education plans.

Students that want to transfer into the district but live outside of boundaries must apply during two application windows; see the website for details.