Crown Point Community School Corporation is thrilled to welcome the future class of 2036! If your child will be five years old before August 1, 2023, and you live in the district boundaries, the district invites families to enroll for kindergarten March 14-24.
- Fully online enrollment - March 14-24. Enter student info online AND upload required documents yourself online.
- Hybrid enrollment - Enter student information online starting March 14, but bring required documents to your child’s school on the assigned date to be copied by school staff.
- March 21 - Winfield, Eisenhower, and Lake Street
- March 23 - Timothy Ball, Solon Robinson, Jerry Ross, and MacArthur
Whether you complete enrollment online or hybrid, you must provide the following documents:
- Child’s certified birth certificate (not hospital certificate)
- Child’s immunization record
- Child’s social security card
- Valid driver’s license or state photo ID with current address
- Two documents from the following are required to prove residency: utility bills (NIPSCO, water), property deed or mortgage statement, or Lake County Tax Bill
Parents/guardians requesting early entrance to kindergarten for their child with a birthday between August 2nd-October 1st should submit a written request to the principal for evaluation and consideration. The written request to principal should include the child’s name, date of birth, any preschool experience if applicable, and any strengths of the child.
As part of the recent redistricting process, boundary lines for some elementary schools changed. Check this website for your assigned school. BE SURE TO ENTER 2023-2024 FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Final registration for kindergarten takes place in late July, which is similar to what you will complete every year for your child before the school year begins.
A Day in Kindergarten
The adventure begins!
If you believe your child could benefit from additional resources to prepare for kindergarten, we invite you to sign up for our free Birth to School Kindergarten Readiness program. It is open to children who live within the district boundaries and will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2023.
The program meets twice a month, and there are both day and evening sessions. Each hands-on class is an hour long and includes activities with basic literacy, math, social, and science skills. Caregivers stay with their children, and program leaders share activities that can be done at home to prepare for kindergarten.
To register or find more information, visit the Birth to School website at www.cps.k12.in.us/bts.
FINAL REGISTRATION & Practice Bus Ride
The final step to prepare your child for kindergarten requires completing annual registration in late July via Power School. Keep an eye on district communications for registration information and instructions. Online registration is required every year and includes verification of student information and electronic signatures on financial forms and CPCSC policies.
Just before school begins, you and your kindergartener will be invited to take a practice ride on the school bus to and from the bus stop and school. Each school will also hold an open house to meet your teacher and take a tour.
Our transportation department also would like to share with you important information about riding the bus. Please take time to read these documents and talk with your child about bus safety.
Supplies for elementary students are included in their annual registration/textbook fees. However, CPCSC elementary schools request that each student has the following:
- Backpack (no wheels, please)
- Pencil case
- Chromebook case cover (strongly recommended, Chromebook dimensions are 12 x 9 inches)
- Headphones or earbuds
- Reusable water bottle
Before & After School Child Care
CPCSC offers a before and after school child care program (also called Latch Key care) at each elementary before school from 6:00-9:00 a.m. and after school from 3:45-6:30 p.m. On school breaks and distance learning days (either scheduled or for emergency closure), child care will be available from 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Eisenhower and Jerry Ross Elementary Schools.
Child care fees are $7 before school each day and $7 after school each day. On distance learning days child care is open from 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and the fee is $7 for up to 4 hours, $14 between 4 and 8 hours, and $21 for more than 8 hours. There is an annual $10 non-refundable sign-up fee.
Child Care Procedures and Regulations
A link to sign up will be posted here in the spring.
Special Education Services
Child Find is a program to identify, locate and evaluate all children who are suspected of having a disability. Any individual (parent, teacher, principal) that suspects an incoming kindergartner may have a disability and could benefit from special education services should initiate a referral by contacting the the building principal to share specific student concerns.
The Crown Point Community School Corporation:
- establishes, maintains, and implements written procedures that ensure the location, identification, and evaluation of all students three (3) years of age, through twenty-two (22) years of age, and who are in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, including students who:
- who reside within the boundaries of the Crown Point Community School Corporation;
- attend a non public school, are served by an agency, or live in an institution located within the jurisdiction of the public agency:
- are homeless as defined at 511 IAC 7-32-46;
- are wards of the state;
- are highly mobile students, including migrant students;
Furthermore, the CPCSC Department of Exceptional Education, in meeting its child find responsibilities:
- accepts referrals from all agencies;
- accepts referrals from parents;
- informs local physicians about CPCSC’s responsibility to serve preschool children;
- informs all major child care providers about the referral process;
- accepts referrals from private schools; and
- provides referral information to local elementary schools.