2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Parents and guardians,

It is time to begin thinking about Kindergarten Registration for children who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2018.

Mentor Schools has decided to centralize the Kindergarten Registration process this year by having all registrations go through our Student Services Department at the Administration Building (6451 Center Street) rather than at the individual school buildings.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on Monday, February 12, 2018 during our regular office hours (8 am - 4 pm), and we will also host extended hours on the following dates from 4-6 pm: Thursdays, March 8, 15, and 22, 2018. 

Who can register?

Registering a Kindergartener in Mentor Public Schools must be done by a custodial parent who lives within the district boundaries. A Kindergartener cannot be registered by a parent or other relative who does not have legal custody of the child.

Procedure for New Mentor Families registering a kindergarten student for the first time (who do not already have a student enrolled) can click on the Online Registration link here.

Procedure for Existing Mentor Families registering a kindergarten student should log onto the Parent Portal and click on the Add New Student box in the lower left corner. Then, Begin Registration.

Registration Location Administration Building
                                         Student Services
                                         6451 Center Street
                                         Mentor, OH 44060
                                         (440) 974-5241 or (440) 974-5246  
Hours:                              Monday - Friday
                                          8:00 AM - 3:30 PM 


A portion of Kindergarten Registration should be completed online prior to the in-person visit to the Administration Building.  Assistance to those families unable to use online registration will be offered at the Student Services office, located within the Administration Building.  

 Here is what you’ll need to bring with you for the in-person portion of Kindergarten Registration:

1. Complete Online Registration (Click Here for New Familes) (Click here for Existing Families)
2. Original or official birth certificate (written in English)
3. Proof of residency (see below)
4. Custody papers (if applicable)

5. Driver’s license or photo ID as parental proof of identity 

6. Immunization papers (DOWNLOAD)

   Medical immunizations to date are required, but you have until the end of

September, 2018, to complete the physical and 5-year old shots. Parents may use the

immunization record printout from the physician or our form.
7. Proof of physical examination completed within the past year (kindergarten only) (DOWNLOAD)

8. Current IEP and ETR / MFE (if applicable)


Proof of Residency

A copy of a current electric or gas bill showing name and address or a copy of a signed purchase or rental agreement may be used to enroll your kindergarten child.  We are unable to accept a driver’s license, water bill, sewer bill, telephone/cell bill, or cable bill. 
If parents are living with another family within the Mentor School District, they must provide a residency affidavit. The homeowner fills out the top portion and the parent/guardian fills out the center section. The form must be notarized. Both parties will sign the form in the presence of the notary. Proof of residency, as listed above (i.e. current electric or gas bill etc.) is also needed from the homeowner.  

The centralized registration location is necessary this year due to the significant changes to our district’s attendance areas and building closures. This will allow us to navigate through the new boundary lines ensuring that everyone is slated for the correct school.  Each school will also hold a Meet & Greet event this spring for parents and children to visit their schools. An invitation will come to you directly from your child(ren)’s school for that event.

Yours in Education,

Tim Hamman

Assistant Superintendent

 Please call Student Services at the Mentor Board of Education at

974-5241 or 974-5246 if you have any questions

Early Entrance Kindergarten:

Click here for the Early Entrance to Kindergarten Packet 

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