2017/2018 Kindergarten Orientation
2017/2018 Baranoff Elementary Kindergarten
Orientation will be held on April 4th from
Please click here to see more information regarding
registration and required documents for orientation.
Frequently Asked Questions about
What documents do I need to enroll my kindergarten-aged
child in school?
To enroll your kindergarten child in school, you will need to take
the following documents:
Immunization record that is current
Social Security card for your child
Birth certificate (State issued)
Proof of residence (rental contract or utility bill with valid
What is the criteria a child must meet to be eligible to attend a
A child must be at least five years of age on September 1 of the
Is kindergarten mandatory?
No. Children who are five years old on or before September 1 are
not required to enroll in kindergarten; however, students who
enroll in kindergarten are subject to compulsory school attendance
rules while they are enrolled.
My child isn't ready for kindergarten; can he go to
prekindergarten instead of kindergarten?
No. Your child must be 4-years-old by September 1 of the current
school year to enroll in the prekindergarten program and 5-years
old by September 1 to attend kindergarten.
What is the class size for a kindergarten class and a
Austin ISD maintains 19 children in a prekindergarten class and 22
students in a kindergarten class.
Are there TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) or a
required state curriculum for kindergarten?
Yes. There are TEKS for kindergarten. They identify the skills and
concepts that five-year-olds are expected to know and are able to
do by the completion of the kindergarten year.