Kindergarten round-ups, open houses scheduled for Class of 2036

An Alanson kindergarten class works during the first day of school.
An Alanson kindergarten class works during the first day of school.

The Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District has announced a schedule of upcoming open houses, school tours and registration activities for incoming kindergartners and their families.

Antrim County

Central Lake Public Schools

When: Round-up took place March 8, 2023. Appointment required for April 13 session.

Contact: Call (231) 544-3141 for an appointment and visit www.clps.k12.mi.us.

Ebenezer Christian School

When: 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.

Contact: Call (231) 588-2111 for more information or visit www.ebenezerchristian.org.

Ellsworth Community School

When: Appointment required for parent meeting, orientation and tours taking place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

Contact: Call (231) 588-2544 to make an appointment and visit www.ellsworth.k12.mi.us.

Charlevoix County

Beaver Island Community School

If your child is a prospective kindergarten student, call the Beaver Island Community School office at (231) 448-2744 to set up an appointment to meet the staff and learn about the program.

Contact: Visit www.beaverisland.k12.mi.us for more information.

Boyne City Public Schools

Parents/guardians will need to register for a kindergarten round-up session of their choice by filling out a kindergarten pre-registration form that is available at www.boyne.k12.mi.us, beginning Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 28, 2023.

There will be five available registration sessions, which include a parent meeting, from which to choose:

  • 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3

  • 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 4

  • 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5

Contact: Call (231) 439-8300 for more information.

Boyne Falls Public School

Registration is required for parent meeting, orientation and tours.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

Contact: Call (231) 549-2211 to register. Visit www.boynefalls.org for more information.

Charlevoix Academy

This school is closing at the end of the 2022-23 school year.

Charlevoix Public Schools

Appointment is required.

When: At 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21 and at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24.

Contact: Call (231) 547-3215 to register. Visit www.rayder.net for more information.

Concord Academy Boyne

Appointment is required.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 27

Contact: For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (231) 582-0194. Visit www.concordboyne.com for more information.

East Jordan Public Schools

A parent meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in the middle/high school auditorium. Kindercamp takes place from 9-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 at the elementary school.

Contact: For more information, call (231) 536-7564 or visit www.ejps.org.

St. Mary School - Charlevoix

No appointment necessary.

When: 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18

Contact: Call (231) 547-9441, email principal@stmaryschoolchx.com or visit www.stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com for more information.

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A kindergarten class poses for a photo following the St. Francis Xavier School's annual Halloween parade.
A kindergarten class poses for a photo following the St. Francis Xavier School's annual Halloween parade.

Emmet County

Alanson Public Schools

When: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. Dinner will be provided.

Contact: For more information, contact Rachelle Cook at rcook@alansonvikings.net or call (231) 548-2261, ext. 1. Visit www.alansonvikings.net.

Concord Academy Petoskey

When: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19. Developmental kindergarten information will also be available during this time.

Contact Call (231) 439-6800 for more information or visit www.concordpetoskey.com.

Harbor Light Christian School

When: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16

Contact: Call (231) 347-7859 or visit www.harborlightchristian.org  for more information.

Harbor Springs Public Schools

Appointments are required and can be made by contacting (231) 526-4600.

When: 4-4:30 p.m., 4:45-5:15 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26

Contact: Visit www.harborps.org

Pellston Public Schools

Appointment is required.

When: 3:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

Contact: Call (231) 539-8421, ext. 10013, to schedule an appointment. Visit www.pellstonschools.org for more information.

Public Schools of Petoskey

Please contact Nicole Morrow, district registrar, for registration information at (231) 348-2354 or email morrow.nm.y@northmen.org. Registration forms are available online at www.petoskeyschools.org.

St. Francis Xavier School

This will be an open house style event, no appointment is necessary.

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Preschool and developmental kindergarten information also available during this time.

Contact: Call (231) 347-3651 for an appointment or visit www.petoskeysfxschool.org.

For all kindergarten registrations:

Please bring proof of residency and your child’s birth certificate, immunization records and custody documentation, if applicable. If you have questions about enrolling in kindergarten or the events detailed here, contact the specific district.

Michigan law states that for the 2023-24 school year, a child who resides in a public school district providing kindergarten may be enrolled if the child is at least 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2023. For children who will be 5 by Dec. 1, 2023, parents may enroll their child through written notification to the school district.

This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: Kindergarten round-ups, open houses scheduled for Class of 2036