Last modified: March 19, 2020
New Student Registration
Use the District School Boundary Locator to find out if you live in Wasatch boundaries. If you do not live in our Wasatch boundaries but still want to attend Wasatch you need to go to the Provo City School District office (280 West 940 North, Provo) and fill out a “School Choice Application.” There is a fee and you may or may not be accepted depending on current class sizes and circumstances. You may call the District Office for more information 801-374-4800. You may not register at Wasatch until you receive a letter of approval from the District Office.
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Welcome, we are excited for your child to join Provo City School District! The following will provide information regarding the registration of your incoming Kindergarten student. Children who will be 5 years old ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 are eligible for enrollment.
Registration is a 3-step process, mainly done online.
Step 1 visit PROVO.EDU, Click “I’m a Parent”, “Register for School” and the Tab “New Student Registration.” Here you will submit basic information either in English or in Spanish. The school’s registrar will create a Powerschool Parent Account and send you an email with further instructions. Please visit with your school’s registrar to know when to expect this email.
Step 2 Login to Powerschool at grades.provo.edu using the information sent to you in the email from the registrar. Fill out the second portion; this should take you approximately 20-30 min. If you need assistance, please contact your school, or visit our office.
Step 3 provide the following documents to the school:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s immunization records – including dates of all shots, or exception certificates. Children may register but cannot attend school until immunizations are up to date and a copy of the record has been turned into the school. Please see the attached immunization letter for more detailed information. Kindergarten Packet 2020
- Proof of address (example: utility bill or rental agreement)
- Photo ID
For registration to be complete both the online information and the above-named items must be received. You may submit the paperwork at any time, but it must arrive to the schools prior to the start of your student.
Pamphlet—Here We Come!
The Utah State Office of Education together with the Utah Family Center and the Office of Child Care developed a pamphlet to support your child’s learning before entering Kindergarten. The pamphlet is available in English and Spanish at the following web address or for paper copy contact your school. Kindergarten – Here We Come Pamplet.pdf
Provo City School District is interested in alleviating any unnecessary stress to individuals with disabilities. When students with disabilities are beginning school for the first time in a Provo school, they and their parents are encouraged to visit the school to identify barriers, which may require adaptations to accommodate their needs. To expedite any such accommodations, early contact with the Principal will be helpful.
Please see the updated Utah County Health Department letter. Kindergarten Packet 2020.pdf If your student has any medical condition that needs attention during school time, please contact the school nurse. We want to provide the best learning opportunities for your children and appreciate your support at home. If you have questions about the enrollment process you may call Student Services Office at 801.374.4838.
- Monday through Thursday 8:40 – 3:20
- Friday 8:40 – 1:30
- AM Monday through Thursday 8:40 – 11:45
- PM Monday through Thursday 12:20 – 3:20
Friday Shortened Schedule
- AM Friday 8:40 – 10:45
- PM Friday 11:30 – 1:30
Things you can do to prepare your student for kindergarten
- Encourage your child to be cooperative, responsible, independent, and curious; to describe needs, feelings and events; and to manage emotions. These abilities help make school easier.
- Help motivate your child by sharing your positive thoughts about the exciting changes ahead. Be confident and supportive to help your child feel less nervous.
- Use numbers: play counting games, compare ages, keep score, measure things-time, sizes amounts.
- Read books together. Talk about the story and pictures to help our child learn language.
- Play with ABC’s, find letters in signs, practice writing letters, ask how letters sound, make words with blocks.
- Do art projects. Give your child markers, paints, paper, paste and other supplies to use. Display the results!
- Encourage free play. This helps build your child’s imagination and problem-solving skills.
- Make play dates with your child’s future schoolmates. It can help to get friendships started early.
- Encourage helpful habits: set a regular time to pick up playthings, stick to a schedule, practice following directions.
- Promote a love of reading: read aloud with your child, ask questions about the stories, set aside a quiet reading time, turn off the TV and other distractions, have books available in your home, to to the library often.
- Discuss any fears and encourage discussion. Let your child talk to you about his or her fears or feelings. Be reassuring and tell your child that you everything will be fine. Do all you can to help your child feel happy and confident about school. Keep a positive attitude. If you look forward to the first day of school, your child will probably do the same.