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Online Kindergarten Enrollment is Coming This Summer!

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Greetings, future kindergarten families! We are excited to have you join the Durham Public Schools community. Currently, we are not able to register in person at our elementary schools, but we really would love to hear from you. We are working on a new system for registration. Please complete this form to ensure you will be personally notified when this new system is ready for you to register your kindergartner. We anticipate sending out notifications to families in early July with information on the new kindergarten registration process. While you are waiting for notification, please visit our kindergarten web page for information on readiness and registration. Welcome to Durham Public Schools!


Original press release:

As part of its planning for a safe return to school in the next school year, Durham Public Schools is launching a new online registration process for kindergartners and other newcomers to DPS! Families will not need to come to DPS facilities to enroll their students while social distancing is in place, but instead will be able to provide all of their information from the comfort of their home to become part of their school community.

The online enrollment process is scheduled to be available in July 2020. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Assignment at (919) 560-2059 or the Office of Early Education at (919) 560-3505.

Online enrollment is one component of the DPS Re-Entry Task Force’s preparations for a safe resumption of school in 2020-21, as soon as the all-clear is given by state and local officials. Other efforts include the rapid purchase of Chromebooks to enable DPS to provide one-to-one digital instruction for all K-12 students next year, the development of screening and cleaning/disinfecting procedures, and contingency planning for various scheduling options to blend in-person and remote learning depending on state and local progress in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.