LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 24, 2021) – Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) is offering an update on the progress of kindergarten age requirement waivers for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. A recent change made by the State Legislature moved the cutoff date for kindergarten registration from the child turning five (5) years old by September 15 to turning five (5) years old by August 1.

The following information is pending board approval at the upcoming April 14 Board of Trustees regular meeting.

Parents whose children would have been eligible before the age change will be able to apply for a waiver for their children for this upcoming school year only.

Any parent who would like to request a waiver for their student to enter kindergarten must make the request during the registration window. At that point, the requests will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent, and a readiness assessment will be held by May 15. Parents will be notified of the assessment date by May 1.

The assessment will be proctored by an instructional facilitator and/or a current kindergarten teacher. The proctor(s) will score the assessment and return results to the Assistant Superintendent within 48 hours of administering the assessment.

Then, the Assistant Superintendent will make the determination if the score for each child is within the range for admittance and contact the parent no later than May 31 whether the student waiver is granted or denied.

Kindergarten registration begins April 12. Registration will take place at the incoming student’s neighborhood school: Beitel, Centennial, Harmony, Indian Paintbrush, Linford, Rock River, Slade, or Spring Creek.  To determine the neighborhood school, based on a family’s current address, please follow this link. If desired, boundary exception requests are available at the neighborhood school.

Required documents for registration: a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a record of childhood immunizations. Children entering kindergarten are required to have their immunizations up to date prior to the start of school in August 2021. The required immunization form is available from schools or any physician’s office.

Kindergarten Kick Start at each elementary school will be Monday, August 16 – Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in the mornings.

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