Welcome to Kindergarten!

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    Adventure Awaits

    Your child is about to begin an amazing adventure where they will meet new friends, learn from caring educators, and build the foundation for an exceptional education. 
    We welcome you and your child to our family. We are here to assist you as you begin this journey with your child. Listed below are the 2021 kindergarten screening dates by location. If the school in your community has not already contacted you for an appointment, please call the number below.

    We have included links to many of the documents you will need along with instructions. If you haven't already, we invite you to explore the school's website and social media to learn more.

    Screening Dates 

    Children who reach the age of 5 on or before August 31, 2021, are entitled to be screened for initial entry into the Alexander County School system for the 2021-2022 school year. Please attend the appropriate screening date for your child in the school district where you reside. Dates and locations are as follows:





    Bethlehem Elementary

    March 31, 2021


    7900 NC Hwy 127
    Taylorsville, NC  28681

    Ellendale Elementary

    April 21, 2021


    175 Ellendale Park Lane
     Taylorsville, NC  28681

    Hiddenite Elementary

    April 28, 2021


    374 Sulphur Springs Road, Hiddenite, NC

    Stony Point Elementary

    April 28, 2021


    311 Stony Point Elementary School Rd, Stony Point, NC

    Sugar Loaf Elementary

     April 14, 2021


    3600 NC Hwy 16 N, Taylorsville, NC  28681

    Taylorsville Elementary

    April 21, 2021


    100 7th Street SW, Taylorsville, NC  28681

    Wittenburg Elementary

    March 31, 2021


    7300 Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681

    If you have any questions, please call Alexander County Schools Board of Education at 828-632-7001, ext. 241.



    What You Need to Register for Kindergarten

    In order to register a child for kindergarten, parents must provide:

    Proof of age (Certified birth certificate) - must be 5 on or before August 31
    Proof of residency  (Power bill, water bill)
    Record of Immunizations (most children receive immunizations at their five-year-old checkup)
    Health Assessment Form (must be completed by both parent/guardian and medical provider and cannot be dated prior to 8/27/2020)
    Parent/Guardian driver's license (or another acceptable photo id)

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    Parents can help their children get ready to start kindergarten by helping them:

    • Hold and use a pencil, crayon, and scissors correctly.
    • Write their name with correct capital and lower case letters.
    • Identify numbers, basic shapes, colors, and patterns.
    • Learn how to take turns and share with others.
    • Follow simple rules, routines, and directions.
    • Identify the letters of the alphabet.

    New state standards have elevated learning expectations for all students. Once considered a transitional year between home and school, kindergarten now represents a child’s first year of formal education.

    If you have questions about how to help your child get ready for kindergarten, please contact your school principal.

    All Alexander County elementary schools are committed to helping each kindergarten student make as much social and academic progress as possible while developing confidence and a love of learning. School principals and staff are here to help your student take this important first step into education.

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