Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten

Portsmouth Public Schools provides a high-quality and effective academic kindergarten program for students who will be 5-years old on or before Sept. 30. The students’ first few years of school are crucial for building a strong foundation that will carry them throughout their academic careers. Reading readiness skills, hands-on activities and enrichment opportunities are just a few of the key components of the PPS kindergarten program.

To register your child for kindergarten, please visit this Online Registration Page. Please note that students who are currently attending the Bright Start Preschool Program with Portsmouth Public Schools are not required to register for kindergarten.

What will I need to register?
Only the legal parent/guardian may register the child and must have all of the following:

  • State/Military Birth Certificate (No hospital birth certificates will be accepted)
  • Valid Picture ID for Parent/Guardian
  • Immunizations Records
  • Physical Examination within the Last Year or Appointment Card Dated by Aug. 31, 2021
  • Court Ordered Custody Documentation (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residency:
    • If you own /lease your home, you must provide your utility bill from within the past 30 days and one (1) of the following:
      • Your home’s deed; or
      • Your mortgage statement (within the past 30 days); or
      • Lease/rental agreement with the name, address and telephone number of the owner/lessee (must be signed from within the past year)
    • If you do not own /lease and your name does not appear on the mortgage/lease, you must complete this residency verification form and provide a utility bill (within 30 days) as well as one of the following:
      • Your home’s deed; or
      • Your mortgage statement (within the past 30 days); or
      • Lease/rental agreement with the name, address and telephone number of the owner/lessee (must be signed from within the past year)

For any specifics questions, please call your zone school. To find out what school your child is zoned for, use the Attendance Zones and Bus Routes page.

You also can visit the School Phone Directory page to see a complete list of all PPS schools with their phone numbers and addresses.

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