The Carroll County Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten is a program for students who meet the eligibility requirement below. If you are interested in filling out a PreK interest form, please download the document and mail it to the appropriate address listed on the form.
Who is eligible for Carroll County Public Schools' Pre-Kindergarten Program?
• There is no cost to parents who meet the eligibility requirements.
• Children of families who qualify under the Free and Reduced Meal income guidelines.
• Children who are homeless.
• Children in foster care.
• All eligible children must be residents of Carroll County.
• All eligible children must be 4-years-old on or before September 1st.
• If Pre-K spaces are available, CCPS may enroll additional children who have school readiness needs.
Did You Know...
• Transportation is provided to most students.
• Either breakfast or lunch is offered depending on the time of the class.
• Classes start the Monday after Labor Day and meet five days a week for 2 1/2 hours a day EXCEPT for Elmer Wolfe and Cranberry Station (both are full day programs) and on early dismissal dates.
Interested in Pre-K for your child?
• Contact your school or visit the CCPS website http://www.carrollk12.org/ for an interest form.
• For additional questions contact: CCPS Department of Curriculum and Instructional Resources 410-751-3101.
• For Interpretation Services call: 410-386-1699.
• For Parent Resources contact: The Judy Center at 410-751-3613.
Kindergarten registration packets will be available daily for pick up from 8:30am until 6:00pm outside our front entrance. Please fill out all documents clearly and have appropriate proof of residence and proof of birth documents. Do NOT sign the enrollment form. Your signature needs to be witnessed, in person, by school personnel after verifying your ID. If needed, we can make copies of your documents during your registration appointment. Once you have completed the forms, please email Joan Spindler, email@example.com, for a registration appointment.
Please arrive on time for your appointment.
Enrollment in kindergarten is mandatory for children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
Students may only be registered by their biological parents or court appointed guardian.
Documentation that must be presented to register a student is:
A. Legal Proof of Age
Birth registration notice
Physician’s certificate-signed statement by physician or midwife in attendance at birth as to the date shown on their records.
Baptismal or church certification
Hospital certificate – gives child’s full name, parent’s(s) name, DOB, signed by physician.
B. Proof of Residency
Recent Bill for a service delivered to the residence (e.g., BGE, land-line phone, cable, oil, water) *
Mortgage Statement/Bill *
SIGNED Settlement Document
Property Tax Bill from the current fiscal year indicating “Primary Residence”
Deed (must show house number, street name and name of parent/legal guardian)
SIGNED Lease/Rental Agreement on a home/apartment in which the parent/legal guardian is currently residing (expired lease is not acceptable)
Current Rent Receipt
Residence Verification Statement accompanied by an acceptable proof of residency for the owner/ lessee of the property.
* DATE ON DOCUMENT MUST BE WITHIN 60 DAYS OF ENROLLMENT
C. Proof of Immunizations
Clinic record or Physician Office record
DHMH 896 ( Immunization Record for the State of Maryland)
Other State Official Immunization records
Official School Records
Please email Joan Spindler firstname.lastname@example.org with additional registration questions.
1st - 5th Student Registration
To register or transfer your child to Linton Springs Elementary, parents should email our LSE registrar, Joan Spindler at email@example.com for more information on what documents are required for registration.
Important Information from the Health Room
Please provide your child with the following items for school in addition to those that were included on the School Supply List – all items should be labeled with the child’s name:
- An extra change of clothes
- An extra mask
- Chapstick – regular, non-medicated
- Water bottle – easier if opening is larger than a standard water bottle
- Plastic grocery bag – to place any soiled clothes or mask in for return home
Remember to replenish your child's extra clothing at school. Please send in clothes that are appropriate for the season as well as the correct size. An extra pair of shoes and underwear is always a good idea.
Please call the school office (410-751-3280) if you need assistance with school supplies.
Medication for use during the 2021-22 school year can be dropped at the school after emailing the school nurse for a day and time to do so.
Please be sure that medications are in the original container with the doctor’s orders for use.
Medications for Students While in School
If possible, alternative plans should be made to avoid the administration of medication in school. Parents are encouraged to consult their physician to discuss the possibility of administering medication either before or after school. If alternative plans cannot be made, parental consent and instructions must be given before the school can administer any medication. Please note the following medication procedure.
All medication, (prescription and over-the-counter, must have a Doctor’s Order and Parent Permission for the medication to be administered in school.
NON-PRESCRIPTION AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE
Must be in the proper container, properly labeled with the student's name, name of the medication, dosage, and the doctor's name.
A medication consent form must be completed by the doctor and parent/legal guardian and on file with the school.
Medications can only be delivered to the School Nurse, and controlled medications must be counted upon receipt of the medication.
ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONSMedication must be brought to school by the parent(s)/legal guardian(s). Students are not to transport medications to or from school, as this is a violation of the Drug/Alcohol policy. Any student in violation of this will be referred to the administration. Your child may be suspended, and it becomes a part of his or her school record. Don’t put your child in this situation; contact the school if you are unsure of the policy. Medications may include: (prescription/nonprescription) Liquids, pills, creams, ointments, acne wipes, nasal sprays, eye drops, vitamins, herbal remedies, and any item containing medication. The only exception to this policy is a student may carry inhalers with a signed consent form from a medical doctor. Non-medicated cough drops are permitted with a parent note. Please do not send any more medication than is needed. We cannot send medications home with a student. The parent is responsible for picking it up at the school. Also, we have been told that pharmacists will provide two bottles - one for home and one for school use.
As a reminder, the following items are allowed without violation of CCPS medication policy for a student to carry to school.
- Chap Stick and/or lip balm
- Saline eye drops
- Saline nose drops
- Hand creams/lotions (non-medicated)
- Waterless hand cleanser
Non-medicated cough drops (medicated cough drops which indicate limit per day require a doctor’s order) Please send a note with your child that they will be using cough drops for the day. Please only send enough for that day. Your child may keep them with them.
Should your child become sick, we ask that you keep them home, as we do not want to spread germs to other students. If you are unsure whether you should keep your child home, you can call the school nurse (Mrs.Twigg @ 410-751-3280). Listed below are some guidelines you may wish to following when deciding to keep your child home.
Fever - A temperature of 100 degrees or more. Due to new regulations, parents must keep children home during the course of a fever and for an additional 24 hours after the fever has passed.
Ear Infection - this is an inflammation of the middle ear. Symptoms could include pain, fever, dizziness, or headache. Hearing loss can occur if untreated, you should contact your family physician if symptoms are present.
Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye - This is highly contagious and uncomfortable. Symptoms might include eyes burning, itching, pink discoloration to the eye, and a whitish discharge. Contact your physician when symptoms are present. Your child will need to be symptom free or a doctor's certificate is required before returning to school.
Strep Throat - This is a highly contagious condition that is caused by a bacterial infection (streptococcal). Symptoms usually present are sore throat and fever. Strep can only be diagnosed by a culture, so you will need to contact your physician if symptoms are present. If your child is diagnosed with strep, they will need to be on antibiotics for 24 hours and may return to school with a doctor's certificate.
Cold Symptoms - Some children suffer from the common cold all winter long, and a simple cold should not be a reason to miss school. However, should a fever develop, a bad cough, difficulty breathing, or your child becomes dehydrated you should contact your physician as those symptoms could indicate a more serious condition (i.e. Bronchitis, flu, or even pneumonia). If your child has one of these other conditions, they should be kept home until the doctor says it is ok to return.
Diarrhea and Vomiting - This is uncomfortable, and being near a bathroom becomes a top priority. If these symptoms persist, you should contact your physician.
Remember, students are not allowed to carry medication to or from school as this is a violation of Carroll County School's Drug and Alcohol policy.
Conjunctivitis is an infection of the eye, more commonly known as "pink eye". Symptoms may include redness, irritation, itchiness, and may produce lots of tears and discharge (clear or yellow). Discharge may make the eyelids and eyelashes stick together (especially in the morning). The tears and discharge from the eye are infectious. Anyone can get conjunctivitis by coming in contact with infectious discharge and rubbing their own eyes. It is School Board policy that students are to be excluded from school if suspected of having conjunctivitis until they are free of symptoms or have permission from a Doctor to return to school. We ask that you keep your child home, as per policy, if you suspect they have conjunctivitis. Please instruct them to wash their hands, avoid touching other's eyes, avoid touching infectious materials, throw away items that have been in contact with their eyes (i.e. towels or tissues), and not to share items used on the eyes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your School Nurse, Allison Twigg at 410-751-3280.
Once a student has been noted as having Head Lice, their parents are contacted and the child is removed from school. That child is not to return to school until they have been treated. Upon the student's return, they must be checked by the School Nurse. You should check your child periodically for Head Lice. If you find Head Lice on your child, you should contact the School Nurse. Listed below is some information on Head Lice.
- Lice is a Human Parasite that feeds on the scalp.
- Nits are the eggs.
- Lice spread by direct contact with an infested person. Never share hair items, hats, coats, clothing, etc., or lay on an infested mattress, carpet, or furniture.
- Lice are a wingless insect, they can not fly. They can not jump but, they can crawl.
- Lice must have Human blood to survive so, they can only live off the human body about 48-52 hours.
- In addition to using the treatment, you will need to do the following:
- Lice can be treated with specially medicated shampoos for example RID, NIX, Clear, and others.
- Symptoms related to Lice infestation could include head scratching, bite marks, redness on the scalp, swollen glands (neck), and or the presence of nits or the louse.
- Wash all clothing and bed linen
- Vacuum the entire house including furniture
- Disinfect all hair grooming items including scrunchies, barrettes, and ponytail holders
- Bag up all stuffed animals in a tightly sealed bag for 2 weeks, or machine wash
- Place pillows in the drier on the hot cycle
- Vacuum your automobiles
Please contact your School Nurse if you have questions.
General Forms and Information
Forms Needed For PreK Students
Forms Needed For Kindergarten Registration
All Kindergarten students must have 2 varicella(chicken pox) and 2MMR
(Measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations prior to starting kindergarten.
Learning can extend beyond the classroom walls. A site created by CCPS to assist parents and students find the resources they need from at home support, tech tutorials, distance learning to health information.
Family support for CCPS devices only, please fill out the CCPS Family Support Web Form.
For any distance learning issues you may be experiencing, most answers can be found in the Distance Learning section of the CCPS Family Resources site:
For any unresolved issues, please be sure to communicate closely with your student(s) teachers.
Students who need help in the evenings have some resources they can access. By clicking on the Destiny icon, students can see all of our databases that are available for research. A brochure with the usernames and passwords was included in the office newsletter in September.
The Carroll County Public Library has made free tutoring services available to all Carroll County Public School students through BrainFuse. Information is as follows:
1. Time available: 2pm-11pm; 7 days per week
2. Requirements: Internet, Carroll County Public Library Card (register for free here).
3. Mode: 1-on-1 through chat and whiteboard
4. Cost: Free
5. Additional information on BrainFuse
Permission to photograph, videotape or audiotape as well as use of student work in publications or on websites.