To enroll a student in the FHSD, call the school in your attendance area and make an appointment for registration. The student and parent/guardian must reside within the FHSD boundaries.
In compliance with Missouri laws, children must be five years of age before Aug. 1 to enroll in kindergarten. No early assessments will be administered. It is very important that all children be registered prior to entering kindergarten in August. Please click here for a checklist of all required information that you will need to register your child for kindergarten.
The FHSD recommends that all children be screened after age three and prior to entering Kindergarten. This screening examines three areas of development: motor, concepts and language. The children will also have an opportunity for vision and hearing screenings. There is no cost for this screening. The entire process – screening and parent conferences – takes one to one and a half hours.
To make an appointment to have your child screened, please call one of the Early Childhood Family Education Centers: Hackmann Road, 636-851-6200; Central School Road, 636-851-6400; or Meadows Parkway, 636-851-6000. Appointment hours are Monday through Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and evening screenings are available by appointment.
Any child whose fifth birthday occurs before August 1, is eligible to attend Kindergarten during that same calendar year. Click here for more information about Kindergarten enrollment.
First Grade Students
Any child whose sixth birthday occurs before August 1, is eligible to attend First Grade during that same calendar year. Students who have completed public school Kindergarten in Kansas City or a St. Louis Metropolitan Area School District are eligible to attend First Grade. Students who have completed public school Kindergarten outside the State of Missouri are eligible to attend First Grade. Students who have completed an accredited Kindergarten program are eligible to attend First Grade. Students who have attended an unaccredited school or home instructional program are not permanently placed.
*Additional forms may need to be completed at the school your child will attend.