Elementary Registration

Kindergarten Options and Age Requirements

A child must be five years old before September 1st of the current school year to enroll in Kindergarten. To enter first grade, a child must be six years old before September 1st of the current school year.

Early Kindergarten Testing

By law, students must turn 5 by December 31 of the school year to qualify for early kindergarten testing. Please note that the list below describes general concepts that the early kinder test will be assessing:
  • Social Development: How well does student separate from parents, follow directions, and interact with adults and peers.
  • Motor Skills: Physical activity, holding a pencil, and using scissors.
  • Basic Academic Skills: Knowing shapes, colors, letters, and numbers.
The early kinder test will be administered in April, May, June, and July. The testing fee is $30. If you are interested in early kindergarten testing, please submit the online interest form. 

If your child has not yet demonstrated these skills, we would recommend that you consider our Kinder Prep preschool. Please refer to the Community Education section of our website for additional information regarding Kinder Prep. Getting our littlest Combs students off to a great start is one of our most treasured responsibilities.

Kindergarten Registration

If your child turns five before September 1, 2017, it's time to register for kindergarten! Registration takes place at all of our elementary school sites. The offices are open on all school days from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please see the above information for necessary documents.

In order to make the registration process as quick as possible, please complete the following steps.
  1. Print and complete the district registration forms for grades K-12. For more information on what you will need to register your student, please view our Enrollment Forms (English and Spanish) below.
  2. Gather the following documents: Certified Birth Certificate (the CDC website offers information on obtaining a certified birth certificate), Immunization Records, Withdrawal form from previous school, and Proof of Residency (a utility bill/lease/contract to build).
  3. As a parent or guardian, you will need a valid Photo ID.
  4. After you have completed ALL the Registration Forms, you are ready to take them to the school office.
  5. To find out what school your child will be attending, please refer to the boundary map.
Open enrollment is for those students who live outside of the district boundaries. If you live outside the boundaries and would like to attend a J.O. Combs School, please fill out an Open Enrollment Attendance Exception Application. This form must be submitted to the requested school by April 15. Once your exception is approved you will then complete the Registration Forms.
Important Forms
Download, print, and fill out the required enrollment forms. Please double check and make sure you have ALL of these forms with you when you go to the school:
To help protect your child, state law requires an original copy of your child's immunization from the Doctor. Inappropriate spacing between shots may require additional doses to be administered. The required immunizations include:
DPT   5 doses needed if 4th dose was given prior to 4th birthday
OPV 4 doses needed if 3rd dose was given prior to 4th birthday
MMR 2 doses needed, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday
Varicella 1 dose required (chicken pox vaccine)
Hepatitis B 3-shot series
Tdap age 11 for 6th-12th grades
Meningococcal age 11 for 6th-12th grades
Please refer to the Arizona state requirements for complete information.
Student exemptions may be filed when a state exemption form is filled out for one of the following reasons:
  • The child's doctor certifies that the child is unable to be given one or more vaccines due to a current health condition which affects the child either temporarily or permanently.
  • A parent certifies that immunizations are contrary to their personal beliefs.
The law allows exemptions; however, the County Health Department may request we exclude your child from school should there be an outbreak of any of these diseases.
Bus Schedules
You can find current bus schedules on our Transportation page.