Kindergarten Orientation Dates Announced

Last Updated on January 8, 2013 6:11 pm

Kindergarten orientation dates have been announced for children that will start kindergarten in the Watauga County Schools in August, 2013.

The dates for orientation vary by school and the complete schedule and school phone numbers are provided below. The orientation dates are also available from the “Parent Links” page of the Watauga County Schools website (

Kindergarten orientation is for children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31,
2013. Children can be enrolled in kindergarten only at the school in their assigned attendance area and parents must attend orientation at that school. Parents who are uncertain which school attendance area they live in should call Transportation Director Jeff Lyons at 264-6391.

Parents need to bring the following documents to register children for kindergarten: a
certified original birth certificate; proof of immunizations; the previous month’s power bill or other proof of the current address; and a copy of a physical exam completed since August, 2012.

The immunizations that must be documented include five for DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus), 4 for polio, 3 for Hepatitis B, 2 for MMR (mumps/measles/rubella), and 1 each for varicella(chickenpox) and Hib.
Parents should contact the school their child will attend to confirm orientation times and additional details about registration at their school.

In the event that winter weather forces the postponement of kindergarten orientation at
Bethel, Cove Creek, or Valle Crucis, the orientation dates at these schools will be shifted to April 18th and 19th.

School – Date – Phone:

Bethel – March 28, 29 – 297-2240
Blowing Rock – April 29, 30 – 295-3204
Cove Creek – April 11, 12 – 297-2781
Green Valley – April 25, 26 – 264-3606
Hardin Park – May 2, 3 – 264-8481
Mabel – April 22, 23 – 297-2512
Parkway May 6, 7 264-3032
Valle Crucis April 15, 16 963-4712

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