Registration for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year will be held the week of March 8 through March 12, 2021, at the elementary school in your attendance area.  Enrollment in kindergarten is mandatory for children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021.

Parents will need to present the following at the time of registration:

  1. their child’s birth certificate or other legal document to verify their child’s legal name and birth date
  2. verification of residence such as a current utility bill (Ex: gas, electric, water) or a current lease agreement that includes the service address with house number, and street name
  3. specific address from which the child will be transported to school and the specific address to which the child will be transported after school.

Immunization records must be completed and returned to the school prior to the start of the school year.

For more detailed information about registering your child for kindergarten and a list of acceptable documents for registration, please visit or contact the principal of the elementary school in your attendance area. To find your child’s school, please go to

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Communications Office at 410-751-3020 or, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. 


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