Kindergarten Roundup

Queensbury children who are eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year must be five years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2020.

Queensbury Elementary School (QES) looks forward to working with you as your child prepares to begin his or her school journey. We recognize that success in kindergarten and throughout the elementary years is based on social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Regardless of a child’s entrance age, developmental ages and abilities vary considerably. With that in mind, each child who is preparing to enter kindergarten must go through a screening process. This gives our school staff insight on your child’s strengths and areas he or she may need support in as he or she transitions to school. Early awareness of these strengths and weaknesses helps us develop the best educational plan for your child.

Kindergarten roundup is conducted by a team of school specialists, including kindergarten teachers, reading teachers, school nurses and speech and language pathologists. During this time parents also have an opportunity to meet with our transportation department and school office staff.

Kindergarten preregistration must be completed online. We look forward to meeting you and your child in May.

Registration documents

Please bring the following documents to roundup. All documents must be presented before your child can be assigned a teacher.

Required

If applicable

  • Custody papers
  • Foster care letter
  • Current IEP
  • Preschool report card

2020 roundup timeline

Feb. 3 – March 6

  • Parents complete the online preregistration process

By the end of April

  • QES mails kindergarten roundup appointment letters to parents

Prior to roundup appointment

  • Parents gather all registration documentation

August

  • QES mails student placement letters to parents
  • Kindergarten teachers mail letters of introduction and plans for classroom open house events to parents