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Kindergarten Registration

Who is eligible?

  • Rising Kindergarteners - must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2024

What to bring?

  • Your child, who will complete a brief readiness screening
  • Current physical and immunization record (must be dated on or after Aug 13, 2023)
  • Original state certified birth certificate
  • Photo ID (driver's license)
  • Two proofs of residency (a utility bill, lease agreement, homeowner insurance policy, or personal property tax bill, for example)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I cannot find my child's birth certificate?

Visit the Madison County Health Department or Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with your photo ID and they can help you apply for a replacement birth certificate. Please visit the Virginia Department of Health website at for acceptable forms of ID. The cost for a replacement birth certificate is $14.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Madison County Health Department at 540-948-5481.

Why do I need my child's current physical and immunization record?

Virginia law requires that children have a current physical (within one-year, dated on or after August 13, 2023) and certain immunizations before entering school.

What if my child hasn't had immunizations?

The Madison County Health Department will provide free immunizations at their offices in Madison. Please contact them at 948-5481 to schedule an appointment. You may also choose to use your private doctor. Please contact your doctor as soon as possible to avoid the before-school rush.

What if my child needs special help?

Madison County Public Schools provides free evaluations and education to children with special needs who live in Madison County. For more information, ask at registration or call 948-3780.

If you are unable to attend this registration event, please call our Main Office at 540-948-3781 to make an appointment.