Kindergarten (and new first grader) Registration for '19-'20 School Year

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:54am


Registration for kindergarten and new first graders for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at all Howard County elementary schools during the week of March 11 – March 15, 2019.  We will register kindergartners and first graders new to Northfield from 9:00AM-2:00PM.  Hours will be extended until 6:00PM on Thursday, March 14th.   You may also register online at  Keep in mind that you will still need to come into the Northfield office to finalize your child’s enrollment.   The custodial parent must register students.  Please visit the Howard County Public School website,   to determine what documents you will need to bring with you to register your child.  We encourage parents to register as soon as possible in order for us to determine staffing for next year.  We can't wait for you to join our NES family.  We know you will love it here!

Kindergarten Assessments

After you register your child for our Kindergarten program, we ask that you sign up for a 15 minute mini-assessment to help us place your child into a classroom.  Please arrive to Northfield with your child 5 minutes prior to your assessment time.  Students will meet one-on-one with one of our Kindergarten teachers to review numbers, letters, sounds, etc.  Sign up for a time by clicking here


Learn about Kindergarten Sessions

In an effort to offer a more comfortable experience for our incoming Kindergarten families, please sign up for a session to learn more about how to help your child transition into our kindergarten program. You will meet some of the teachers and hear about what you can do this summer to help support a smooth transition for the upcoming school year. Feel free to bring questions! We are offering 5 sessions on various days and times. Sessions are limited to 20 families each.