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Kindergarten and Pre-K

Graphic of Kinder Roundup on May 2
Graphic advertising Pre-K Roundup on May 4

Each spring, Community ISD begins registering students entering kindergarten the following school year.

This early registration process gives parents information to ease the transition into pre-k and kindergarten, and assists the District in planning for enrollment growth and staffing needs. Please read the enrollment dates and requirements below!

Kindergarten Round-Up: Tuesday, May 2 at Elementary Campuses

  • Roderick Elementary: 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
  • Dodson Elementary (at Roderick): 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • McClendon Elementary: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • NeSmith Elementary: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pre-K Round-Up: Thursday, May 4 from 6-8 pm at Community High School

  • To attend Pre-K 4 in the 2023-24 school year, students must be four years of age or older on or before September 1, 2023, and qualify based on the Texas Education Agency (TEA)'s requirements:
  • To attend kindergarten in the 2023-24 school year, students must be five years of age or older on or before September 1, 2023.
Required Documents for Pre-K Registration
Proof of Income Documentation
Documentation Needed for Pre-K Registration - Continued - English
Documentation Needed for Pre-K Registration - Continued - Spanish

Enrollment Documents Needed:

  • Proof of Residency - Acceptable proof of residency is either a current utility bill (gas, electric, or water) or a lease/mortgage agreement
  • Immunization Records - (View Requirements)
  • Birth Certificate(s)
  • Social Security
  • Legal Guardian identification/photo
  • Home Language Survey
  • Enrolling Online
  • Will take place in the computer labs at CHS
  • Sign-up sheets for language testing times will be available. Language testing will take place at a later date.

Once you have completed the online registration form and uploaded the required documents, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note, however, that enrollment is not complete until the documentation is reviewed and processed by District staff. Community ISD will begin processing new Pre-K and kindergarten students in May, with the process continuing into the spring and summer in the order in which submissions are received. Parents will receive a welcome letter to the Brave Nation via email once their registration form has been processed and enrollment is complete. Elementary schools will begin communicating with families this spring in preparation for a successful transition into kindergarten.

Contact Information

Cody Gibson
Principal - McClendon Elementary
Phone: 972-843-6800

Stacey Kluttz
Principal - NeSmith Elementary
Phone: 972-843-6100

Tiffany Swain
Principal - Roderick Elementary
Phone: 972-843-6150

Ron Crawford
Principal - Dodson Elementary
Phone: TBA

Lynna Casiano
Bilingual/ESL Coordinator

Julie Meek
Executive Director of Special Programs

NaTosha Harris
Director of Student Services