Kindergarten Registration

Last Updated: 8/18/2020 4:07 PM

Registering for the 2020-2021 school year
If your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, you need to register him or her for kindergarten if you have not already done so. 

Due to the school closures, we have several new options for submitting your child’s kindergarten registration information. You can submit your child’s paperwork in one of two ways. 

  1. Drop it off at one of our dropoff locations
  2. Mail it to us

You only have to do one of the two options. More details about each one is included below. 

What information and forms are required to submit my child’s kindergarten registration? 

Please note that enrollment materials must include:

 

Kindergarten Registration Dropoffs 

We have several kindergarten registration dropoff locations. You may drop your child’s registration paperwork at any location, regardless of the Butler Area building that your child will attend next school year. Please note, staff members will not be available to answer your questions at the dropoff locations.

Option 1

Drop off at the District Administration Building  
Any day or time
Address: 110 Campus Lane, Butler PA
Please use the Butler High School entrance on Newcastle Road
* Put your child’s kindergarten registration paperwork in the mail slot to the left of the front door. 

Option 2

Drop of at Emily Brittain Elementary School on weekdays from  9:00AM-1:30PM 
Address: 338 N. Washington St.  Butler, PA 16001

Option 3

Drop off at Center Avenue Community School on weekdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM
Address: 102 Lincoln Ave. Butler, PA 16001

 

Can I just mail the paperwork?

Yes! You can also mail your child’s kindergarten registration paperwork to our District Administration Building. Please mail to: 

Kindergarten Registration
Butler Area School District
110 Campus Lane 
Butler PA 16001

 

How do I get the kindergarten registration packet? 

You can download the packet from our website and print it at home. 

If you are unable to print at home, you can also pick up a packet at the District Administration Building (110 Campus Lane, Butler, PA 16001). The packets are in a box outside the front door.

 

I still have a question!

If you would like help with the registration process, please contact the main office of your child's school. ** Please leave a message and somebody will return your call as soon as possible. 

Center Township --Theresa Cherry/Chad Browman 724-214-3800

Connoquenessing -- Hope Hull -- 724-214-4041

Emily Brittain -- Cassandra Pencek -- 724-214-4200

McQuistion -- Carrie Morgan-Davis -- 724-214-3900

Northwest -- Matt Martinez -- 724-214-4100

Summit -- Matt Martinez -- 724-214-4100

 

Kindergarten Registration Timeline

Please note: Our timeline has been modified this year due to the COVID-19 school closure. 

January/ February

Begin the Process!

Call your child's school to let them know your child will be registering for kindergarten in the fall. They will assist you in making a Kindergarten Registration appointment for March.

If you are not sure which elementary school your child will attend, please call or email our Transportation Department at 724-287-8723 or transportation@butler.k12.pa.us

March

(CANCELED) Kindergarten Registration 

Please complete the Kindergarten Enrollment Packet and the Health History/Nursing Packet and bring those along with your child's original birth certificate, your child's immunization records, two forms of proof of residency to your kindergarten registration appointment. The kindergarten registration checklist can be found below.

View the 2020 Kindergarten Registration dates, times and locations>

April

(CANCELED) Spring Into Kindergarten

Spring Into Kindergarten is a fun event for incoming kindergarten students and their parents/guardians. Students and parents/guardians will work through several activity centers designed to better prepare your child for kindergarten in the fall. Each child will go home with a gift bag full of tools they need to keep learning and growing all summer long. You will receive more information about this event as well as the dates and times at your Kindergarten Registration appointment. 

May

(POSTPONED) Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten Screening is mandatory for incoming kindergarten students. This helps us ensure we are prepared to meet the needs of all of our students in the fall.

Learn more about Kindergarten Screening>

August

(TENTATIVE) Jump Start Kindergarten

Kindergarten here we come! Jump Start Kindergarten is an opportunity for students to learn all about kindergarten, meet their teachers, see their classroom, take a bus trip and even check out the cafeteria. You will receive the Jump Start Kindergarten date and time over the summer. 

 

Kindergarten Registration Check List

Please print and complete both the Kindergarten Enrollment Packet and the Health History/Nursing Packet, and bring the information with you to your kindergarten registration appointment. If you are unable to print the forms, you may pick up a copy at any of our elementary schools. 

Click to download the Kindergarten Enrollment Packet>

Click to download the Health History/Nursing Packet >

In addition to completing both the Kindergarten Enrollment Packet and the Health History/Nursing Packet, please bring the following with you to your registration appointment.

  • Your child's original birth certificate
  • Your child's immunization records
  • Two forms of proof of residency

 

Required Immunizations

Proof of the following immunizations must be presented before a child can enter school.

  • Diptheria – 4 doses of toxoid, one dose given after age four
  • Tetanus – 4 doses of toxoid, one dose given after age four
  • Polio – 4 doses of vaccine (IPV or OPV), one dose given after age four
  • Measles – 2 doses of vaccine, first dose administered at 12 months or older (usually MMR)
  • Mumps – 2 doses of vaccine, first dose administered at 12 months or older (usually MMR)
  • Rubella – 1 dose of vaccine, first dose administered at 12 months or older (usually MMR) 
  • Hepatitis B – 3 doses of vaccine, 3rd dose must be given after 6 months of age
  • Varicella – 2 doses of vaccine, first dose administered on or after first birthday or a doctor’s written statement of history of child having had varicella (chicken pox) 
  • Proof of lead levels in blood (new building requirement beginning January 1, 2008)

Proof of Residency

You will need two proofs of residency, one from each list below, to register your child for school in the Butler Area School District. The following documents may be used as proof of residency within the Butler Area School District. Please bring one proof of residency from each list below to your child's enrollment meeting.

Proof of Residency
List 1
Proof of Residency
List 2
Driver's License Current Lease
DOT Identification Card Current Utility Bill
Passport Current Credit Card Bill
  Property Tax Bill
  Vehicle Registration
  A Deed

 

School Contact Info

District Administration
(724) 287-8721
110 Campus Lane
Butler, PA 16001

Center Township Elementary School
Grades K-4
Phone: (724) 214-3800
Fax: (724) 282-3503
950 Mercer Road
Butler, PA 16001

Connoquenessing Elementary School
Grades K-4
Phone: (724) 214-4040
Fax: (724) 789-7478
102 Connoquenessing School Road
Renfrew, PA 16053

Emily Brittain Elementary School
Grades K-4
Phone: (724) 214-4200
Fax: (724) 282-1013
338 North Washington Street
Butler, PA 16001

McQuistion Elementary School
Grades K-4
Phone: (724) 214-3900
Fax: (724) 287-1119
210 Mechling Drive
Butler, PA 16001

Northwest Elementary School
Grades K-4
Phone: (724) 214- 4100
Fax: (724) 287-2516
124 Staley Avenue
Butler, PA 16001

Summit Elementary School
Grades K-4
Phone: (724) 214- 3880
Fax: (724) 287-2734
351 Brinker Road
Butler, PA 16002

Which school is yours?

If you are not sure which elementary school your child will attend, please call or email our Transportation Department at 724-287-8723 or transportation@butler.k12.pa.us