Dickson County School District

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K-12 Registration Information

Registration Information

Registration for students who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year will be available online beginning Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 and continue until June 15, 2020. Paper packets will also be available (information coming soon), but we strongly urge online registration if at all possible. More information will be posted here, as well as other places on the Dickson County School's website, social media and various community locations. Please review the documents below needed to enroll your child and have them ready when you begin the registration process.

If you live in Dickson County and are unsure of the school your child is zoned to attend, you may call the Transportation Department for information at 740-5970 or visit https://dcbe.knack.com/new-zoning#home/ to search by address.

A child entering kindergarten shall be no less than five years of age on or before August 15. However, a child does not have to enroll in school at five years of age, but enrollment must occur no later than the beginning of the academic year following the child’s sixth birthday. (Rules of the State Board of Education, Chapter 0520-1-3 Minimum Requirements for Approval of Public Schools)

Parents must provide the following to enroll in school.
  1. Proof of Child's Age, Such as a Birth Certificate
  2. Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization/Pysical Exam Form Checked K-6TH 
  3. Complete Physical Examination by School Entrance Date
  4. Three Proofs of Residence (proof of home ownership, rental agreement, driver's license, voter registration card, current utility bill, telephone bill, cable bill, etc)
For information about required immunizations go to the Immunizations page. 

Transfer Students

For new students or students transferring into Dickson County from another county, use the
K-12 Registration Form (or En Espanol) and call your zoned school for additional instructions on getting your child registered in Dickson County.

Kindergarten Readiness

Student Girl Kindergarten can be very exciting for young students but it can also be a time of nervousness, anxiety and struggles. As a child begins their new journey in the education system, Dickson County Schools desires that all children have the best possible to start to their education. Kindergarten readiness is a great beginning to academic success.

The Kindergarten teachers of Dickson County are sensitive to the adjustments children will go through to adapt to the school environment. They take extra care to make their experience enjoyable and full of learning. In cooperation with strong parental support, kindergarten students can enjoy a smoother, less stressful transition into the school system.

Pre-registration for kindergarten in Dickson County is usually held each April at the zoned school. Parents need to call their zoned school for specific dates. If you are unsure of which school your child will be attending, you may call the Transportation Department at (615) 740-5970 for accurate zoning information. Kindergarten out-of-zone requests will be accepted beginning the second Monday in May. Requests should be made to the principal’s office of the requested out of zone school.
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