Kindergarten Registration

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Opens March 1, 2024!

Parents and guardians,

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins on Friday, March 1, 2024 for children who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2024.

IMPORTANT - Only those students pre-registered for kindergarten (by May 1, 2024) will be able to participate in a May, Kindergarten Day - Meet and Greet at each elementary school. These same students will also receive a FREE ‘Class of 2037’ t-shirt once they are registered. The t-shirts will be available at each student’s home school once you receive the confirmation letter from Student Services (after  March 1st).

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 Existing Mentor Schools Families registering a kindergarten student should log into the Parent Portal and click More > Annual and Household Updates > 24-25 New Student Registration (including Preschool and Kindergarten).

***Procedure for New Mentor Schools Families registering a kindergarten student for the first time (who do not already have a student enrolled), please click on the Online Registration link here.
For all registering families, gather the required items below. These will need to to be scanned and saved to your computer in order to upload them into the application. If you do not have access to upload documents, parents can still bring their documents and register at the Board Office. Online registration will be offered at the Student Services office, located within the Administration Building.

Registration Location:
Administration Building
Registration Office
(Use Door 4A, back of building)
6451 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 974-5327 or (440) 974-5246
*Call for appointment. Or:
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (School year business hours)
June 3 - August 16, 2024 
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(Use Door 4A, back of building)
Kindergarten Registration documents include…

1. Complete Online Registration (Click Here for New Families) (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)
  • Front page of court paper with a court stamp.
  • Page or pages with residential for school purposes
  • Last page with signatures
5. Driver’s license or photo ID as parental proof of identity
6. Immunization papers (DOWNLOAD) if needed
Medical immunizations to date and physical forms which have been completed in the last year are required at registration. Immunization and medical record printout from the physician are acceptable or you can use our forms below.
7. Proof of physical examination completed within the past year (kindergarten only) (DOWNLOAD) if needed
8. Current IEP and ETR / MFE (if applicable)
TWO Proofs of Residency
  1. Mortgage bill, tax bill, purchase agreement OR current signed rental/lease agreement with beginning and ending dates listing all occupants.
  2. Current electric or gas bill showing name and address. (We are unable to accept a driver’s license, water bill, sewer bill, waste removal bill, telephone/cell bill, or cable bill.
Residency Affidavit
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. AND a copy of a Mortgage bill, tax bill, purchase agreement OR current signed rental/lease agreement) is also needed from the homeowner.
Each school will also hold a Kindergarten - Meet and Greet for parents and children to visit their schools in May.  An invitation will come to you directly from your child(ren)’s school for that event. Only those students pre-registered for kindergarten (by May 1, 2024) will be able to participate in a May, K Day - Meet and Greet. Each school with also have an orientation in August for all registered kindergarten students.

Yours in Education,
Tim Hamman
Assistant Superintendent
Please call the Registration Office at the Mentor Board of Education
974-5327 or 974-5246 if you have any questions
Your child does not need to be registered if you are a resident of our district and you are completing the Early Entrance K Packet.

Anticipated Kindergarten May dates for Registered students:

Bellflower - Wednesday, May 8, 2024 9:00-10:00

Fairfax - Tuesday, May 7, 2024 9:00-10:00

Hopkins - Friday May 3, 2024 10:00-11:00

Lake - Monday, May 20, 2024 9:30-10:15

Orchard Hollow - Monday, May 20, 2024 9:30-10:15

Ridge - Friday, May 3, 2024 9:30-10:30

Sterling Morton - Friday, May 10, 2024 10:00-10:45