Kindergarten Orientation Underway In Watauga

Kindergarten orientation is now underway for children that will enter kindergarten in the Watauga County Schools next August.  Orientation has already taken place for Bethel and Green Valley Elementary, and Mabel is next on April 20-21 (see remaining schedule below).

The kindergarten orientation schedule is also available through a link on the “Parents and Students” page of the WCS website (

            Kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2015.  Children can enroll in kindergarten only at the school in their assigned attendance area and parents and children must attend orientation at that school.  Parents who don’t know which attendance area they live in can find out through a link for “Attendance Area and Bus Route Information” on the Parents and Students page of the WCS website (  Parents without internet access may call Transportation Director Jeff Lyons at 264-6391 to confirm their attendance area.

            The documents needed to register children for kindergarten include a certified original birth certificate; proof of immunizations; a copy of a physical exam completed since August, 2014; and two documents (such as utility bills) providing proof of current address.  The immunizations that must be documented include five for DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus), four for polio, three for Hepatitis B, two for MMR (mumps/measles/rubella), two for varicella (chickenpox),  and four each for Hib and PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine).

            Parents should contact the school their child will attend to confirm orientation times and other details about registration at that school.

Blowing RockApril 30 & May 1295-3204
Cove CreekApril 23 & 24297-2781
Hardin ParkMay 4 & 5264-8481
MabelApril 20 & 21297-2512
ParkwayMay 7 & 8264-3032
Valle CrucisApril 27 & 28963-4712

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