Kindergarten Round Up 23-24

Welcome to Orchard Primary School!  To Register your child for Kindergarten or Young 5's for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the instructions and information that appears below our Principal's Welcome video. 

Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2023 (or not later than Dec.1, 2023 with an approved waiver) are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten.  

We will be offering a full-day Young 5's in the 2023-24 school year in addition to our regular full-day Kindergarten program.  Placement in the Young 5's program will be determined by date of birth, assessment results and student need.  Young 5's students must also be 5 by 9/1/23 or not later than 12/1/23 with an approved waiver to be eligible to enroll.

1.  For birthdays Sept. 1st thru Dec. 1st, there is a
required Waiver:  Click Here

**If your child is currently enrolled in one of our Almont Preschool Programs, please stop here and do not click on Step 2 below.  Please use the instructions that were provided to all preschool parents via printed letter that came home with your student at the beginning of February.  If you cannot locate your letter, please call our office.

2.  To Register your Child:  Click Here

3.  Schools of Choice Families:  Click Here

Immunizations, Vision & Hearing Screenings:
Lapeer County Health Department Vision & Hearing Technicians will be on-site at Orchard Primary School during your child's Kindergarten Screening appointment to screen your child.

In order for children to enter school in the fall, they must have received their required immunizations and have had a vision screening within 6 months prior to the start of school.  A hearing screening is strongly recommended.  If you have not yet begun this process, we urge you to do so now as it takes a period of time to complete.

Your county Health Department provides immunizations, vision and hearing screenings on specific days free of charge.  For schedule information please call your county's Health Department. The Lapeer County Health Dept., Child Services:  810-667-0448.

Our 23-24 OP Summer Office schedule will be:
Mondays - Thursdays 8am - 3pm from June 12th - June 22nd, and
Mondays - Thursdays 8am - 3pm beginning Aug 14th
Closed June 23rd - August 13th, 2023

According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in the Almont District is not five years of age on September 1, 2023 but will be five years of age not later than December 1, 2023, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing that he or she intends to enroll the child in Kindergarten. Completing and signing the registration form for enrollment is sufficient notification.