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Kindergarten Information

Last Updated: 3/17/2023 6:07 PM




This is such an exciting and important time for you and your child! You might be asking yourself, What should I expect as a parent of a Kindergarten student in the Brooklyn City School District?  Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:


Who is eligible to attend Kindergarten in BCSD?

Children who reside in the Brooklyn City School District and are 5 years old by September 30. Ohio law requires all children attend Kindergarten. In our district, Kindergarten is a free, full day-program.


How do I enroll my child in Kindergarten? 

If your child attends preschool in our district, he/she will automatically be registered for BCSD Kindergarten. If your child does not attend preschool here, you will need to enroll him/her in BCSD by completing Final Forms Online Registration on the district website. Questions? Contact Laura Baker, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, at 216-485-8112.


Will there be a meeting where I can learn more information about Kindergarten in BCSD? 

Yes! Join us on March 15th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Brooklyn School for our Kindergarten Information Meeting for parents. This meeting is for any Brooklyn resident whose child will be attending Kindergarten in BCSD next school year. Couldn’t attend the meeting? Click here for the slideshow:Parent Meeting


Do you offer a summer program to help my child prepare for Kindergarten? 

Yes! Our Kindergarten Kickoff is an optional, free program available for all students who will be attending Kindergarten in BCSD. Your child must be fully enrolled in Final Forms to attend. To register for this program, complete this Registration Form (the link is also on our district website). Questions? Email


How will you learn about my child before Kindergarten starts? 

In our district, we “screen” all incoming Kindergarten students prior to the start of the school year. Screening is conducted by BCSD staff and consists of brief activities which tell us information about such skills as language/literacy, math, behavior/social, and fine/gross motor. If your child attends preschool here, he/she will be screened in May during the school day. If your child chooses to attend Kindergarten Kickoff, he/she will be screened during that time. If your child did not attend BCSD preschool or KG Kickoff, you will need to schedule an appointment for screening on August 1, 2, 9, or 10 by calling  Laura Baker at 216-485-8112.


How will I know who my child’s teacher is?

You will receive an email by August 15 with your child’s teacher/classroom assignment, along with the opportunity to sign-up for a 1.5 hour time slot for an orientation session on August 21.


Will my child and I meet his/her teacher before school starts?

Yes! On August 21, you and your child will attend Student Orientation at Brooklyn School during the time slot which you signed up for. During this session, you will meet the teacher, tour the building, and learn about other specific Kindergarten details.


Does Kindergarten in BSCD start the same day as the rest of the school?

Yes, the first day of school for all K-12 students is August 22. However, our Kindergarten students will follow a modified schedule to help ease their transition. See dates/schedule below.


If I have questions about Kindergarten, what should I do?

Go to If you need additional information, contact Johnny Bollin, Brooklyn School Principal - Email


What can I do to help my child be ready for Kindergarten?

Here are just a few ways that you can support your child in his/her transition to Kindergarten: 

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten


What is a summary of important dates and events for starting Kindergarten?

March 1

Enrollment opens in Final Forms

March 15

Information Meeting for Parents

July 31-August 4 & August 7-11

Kindergarten Kickoff (optional)

August 1-2, 9-10

Kindergarten Screening (for students not in BCSD PreK or KG Kickoff)

August 21

Student Orientation

August 22-23

Last Name begins A-J 9:00 - 11:00 a.m./K-Z 12:00  - 2:00 p.m.

August 24  

All  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August 25 - school year

All 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. (regular school day)


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