Online Registration for New Students

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 10:33pm


2021-2022 Online Registration is open for new students in Grades 1-12. Kindergarten registration opens March 8th.


Current CES Families do NOT need to re-enroll!


You can begin the online registration process for students new to Howard County! It is recommended that you work on a laptop or desktop to complete registration. Cell phone registration is not recommended. For details about registration and enrollment, visit Please call our CES front office at 410-313-7050 or email Amy Stevens ( or Mattia Lambiotte ( with questions.


Please make certain you are in the screen for 21-22 if registering for the next school year. Please read this message in its entirety.


Online Registration for students entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021 starts on Monday, March 8th and runs through Friday, March 12th. There will be no in-person registration appointments at this time.

Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland, so if your child turns 5 by September 1, 2021, you must register your child for the 2021-22 school year. Parents or guardians are to register students at the school serving the address where the child’s parent or guardian resides. Information on neighborhood schools can be found through School Locator on the school system web site or by calling the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682.


Step 1:

Register Online Here:


Step 2:

Complete registration online by providing the documents listed below. The registration process is easier if you upload them during online registration. Otherwise, you will be asked to submit them via email as pdfs. I-phone users can scan documents through your notes app. (Images must be clear.)


The following documents are needed for registration:

  • Child’s evidence of birth (ie: birth certificate, baptismal certificate)
  • An authorized record of immunizations
  • Proof of residency in the form of a signed lease or deed including signature pages
  • Current utility bill
  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of custody (if applicable)


Please make sure this information is completed in your online registration:

Prior Care - What type of schooling did your student have prior to Kindergarten? (Needs a value of 2. ie: if PK for a half day (1) and with parent the other half (1) = 2 or PK full day = 2) 

Prior Care Form (ENG) PDF iconPrior Care Forms - English SY20-21.pdf

Prior Care Form (KOR) PDF iconPrior Care Forms - Korean SY20-21.pdf

Prior Care Form (SPN)  PDF iconPrior Care Forms - Spanish SY20-21.pdf


Language Survey Information: 

  1. Home Language:  this is language family uses at home to communicate with one another 
  2.  Dominant Language: this is language the student is most comfortable speaking or prefers when able to speak multiple languages. If a family is confused about this (b/c child speaks more than one language) ask, “which is your child’s strongest language?" 
  3. Native Language: this is language student learned first and may be only language the student communicates in. 

​If you have a child currently attending an HCPSS PreK program, there is no need to re-register your student for Kindergarten. Also, if your child is a current HCPSS student at CES or any other HCPSS school, please DO NOT re-register your student.

If you have a multi-family living arrangement, an appointment with our PPW, Leslie Evans is required. A representative of the host family and guest family must be present for the appointment. Email for more information.


Health Forms - These forms should be completed by your child's pediatrician and dentist and emailed to our cluster nurse or health assistant prior to the first day of school or as soon as your child has their 5 year check-up. 


Kindergarten registration form - Please complete the ALL ABOUT ME form for new Kindergarten students only. PDF iconK registration- All about me form NEW(2).pdf

Email the completed form to: and


Resources From HCPSS

Off to Kindergarten Parent's Guide 

Off to Kindergarten SPN PDF iconOff To Kindergarten Booklet - Spanish.pdf

Off to Kindergarten KOR PDF iconOff To Kindergarten Booklet - Korean.pdf


Parent Notification of Screener (REQUIRED)  PDF iconReady to Read Act Parent Notification of Screener.pdf

Parent Notification of Screener SPN PDF iconRegistration Screener Letter - Spanish.pdf

Parent Notification of Screener KOR  PDF iconRegistration Screener Letter - Korean.pdf


I'm Off to Kindergarten: A Guide for Kids and Their Families  PDF iconI'm Off to Kindergarten Booklet.pdf

A+ Student Letter for Incoming Kindergarten Students 


The HCPSS Getting Ready for Kindergarten page, which includes resources to support kindergarten readiness and online registration, will be updated this winter with additional information and resources for families. This will include the information that is typically covered in the Road to Kindergarten live event, which includes information about kindergarten readiness, the kindergarten program, and registering children for school. We also encourage families to visit our Grade K Family and Community Resources page for more information about the kindergarten instructional program and ways families can support their children at home. The Prekindergarten Family and Community Resources page also contains resources for families and providers for children currently in their prekindergarten year. *Please note that CES does not have a PK program. Please contact Pointers Run ES or Dayton Oaks ES for more information about PK.