Kindergarten Roundup / Enrollment
Kindergarten Roundup will now be held on specific dates and times at all KCS elementary schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The dates and times are listed below. Please register at your zoned school. If you are new to Knox County, have moved since the roundup, or missed the roundup, please contact your local school.
The first two weeks of school will be a staggered schedule for Kindergarten students. Students will attend a half-day each week (with dismissal at 12:00 noon) beginning on August 25 and will begin the full-day schedule on Tuesday, September 8 2020. The school will notify parents either by letter or phone call before the school year begins regarding their child's staggered day schedule.
If you are not able to attend Kindergarten Roundup, you can still enroll by calling your zoned school after Monday, May 4, 2020 and making an appointment.
Kindergarten Enrollment Age RequirementsChildren should be five by August 15 to enter school for the upcoming school year.
Early Entry for Students Turning Five After August 15If a child has a birth date after August 15 and the parent would like Knox County Schools to consider early entry, they would follow these steps:
- The parent should go to their zone school and ask for the “Parent Referral to the S-Team”.
- The parent will fill out the “Parent Referral to the S-Team” and return it to the principal of the zoned school. The school will schedule a Support Team Meeting with the parent, the principal, a Kindergarten teacher representative, and the school psychologist to review the “Parent Referral to the S-Team”.
- The team may recommend that the school psychologist conduct an evaluation for eligibility of the intellectually gifted criteria.
- The Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team may request permission for an evaluation by the school psychologist. (The IEP Team includes the parent(s), the school principal, a Kindergarten teacher representative, and the school psychologist.)
- At the completion of the testing, the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team will reconvene to review the testing and make a decision regarding giftedness, and the need for early entry.
New Enrollment in Knox County Schools
New to Knox County Schools? Welcome!
Welcome to Knox County and The Knox County Schools. We are pleased to have you as a new member of our community.
Note: If you are new to Knox County and your child has never attended school (just starting Kindergarten), please see the information about registering for Kindergarten and for Kindergarten roundup.
Kindergarten is a full day program meaning that school will start at 7:45 and dismiss at 2:45 each day.
How do I enroll my child?A parent or legal guardian must enroll the student at the zoned school. If you do not know the school to which you are zoned, use this link https://www.knoxschools.org/domain/1289 to find your school zone. Complete the Enrollment and Emergency Forms and any other school specific paperwork.
You will need the following information to enroll:
- Birth Certificate - issued by an government- Passport issued by any nation (translated)- Immigration documentation- Decree of adoption or other records issued by a courtThe form that proof of birth takes is an area of parental discretion, and schools will accept appropriate documentation as offered. No one form of documentation is required or preferred over another.
- Proof of Birth - Proof of birth may take many forms. Examples include but are not limited to the following:
- Proof of up-to-date immunizations and of a health/physical examination, recorded on a Tennessee Child Health Record completed by a medical provider or a County Health Department. The form to be completed may be obtained from a medical provider or from the Health Department. The health/physical examination must have been completed within the past year. No student will be enrolled or allowed to attend school without a completed Tennessee School Immunization Certificate.
- Current Proof of Residence - Knox County Schools requires one of the following: a) Utility Bill, b) Lease Agreement, c) in cases where the utilities and/or lease agreement is in the name of a person other than the parent/guardian, the person listed must provide the utility bill and/or lease agreement and also provide a notarized letter stating that the parent/guardian and children are living at that address.
What about my child's previous school records?
You will need to provide the school with the name and address of the child's previous school and the new school will send a request for your child's records.
Kindergarten Roundup Times
Kindergarten Roundup dates and times are listed below for each school site. Each school will be practicing the guidelines issued by the Knox County Health Department and the CDC with regard to social distancing and wearing face masks. If you have any questions regarding the times or dates, please contact the specific school directly or the Elementary Department at 865-594-1787.
A. L. Lotts Elementary May 7, 2020
May 14, 2020
See Comments Packet Distribution, May 7 10 a.m. - noon
Packet Return, May 14 as listed below
Last Names A-H: 10-11 a.m.
Last Names I-P: 11 a.m. - noon
Last Names Q-Z: noon - 1 p.m.
Student Material Distribution - May 20
Adrian Burnett Elementary May 12, 2020 4-6 p.m. Amherst Elementary See Comments Packet Pick-Up, May 6, 2-4 p.m.
Packet Return/Registration, May 15 & May 22, noon - 2 p.m.
May 21, 3 - 6 p.m.
Ball Camp Elementary May 4, 2020
May 12, 2020
See Comments Packet Pick-Up outside front door beginning May 4 at 10 a.m.
Packet Drop-Off, May 12, 2 - 6 p.m.
Bearden Elementary May 6, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration: May 11 (A-G), May 12 (H-M), May 13 (N-Z), 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Beaumont Magnet May 5, 2020
May 11 & May 13
See Comments Packet Pick-Up, May 5, 4 - 6 p.m.
Packet Return, May 11 and May 13, 10 a.m. - noon
Belle Morris Elementary May 12, 2020
May 15, 2020
See Comments PreK and Kindergarten Round-Up
Packet Distribution, May 12, 10 a.m. - noon, drive through in back alley
Packet Return, May 15, 9 a.m. - noon in school gym
Blue Grass Elementary May 5 & 7, 2020
May 12 & 14, 2020
Drive-Through Packet Distribution: May 5 & May 7
Last Names A-M: May 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Last Names N-Z: May 7, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Drive-through Packet Return, May 12 & May 14
Last Names A-M: May 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Last Names N-Z: May 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bonny Kate Elementary
May 6, 2020
May 12, 2020
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Packets will be available in bins in the front of the school.
Drive up Registration Packe Return (May 12) - staff will be available to take a picture of important documents. Be sure to have a Birth Cerficate and Proof of Residency
Brickey-McCloud Elementary May 4, 2020 3 - 5 p.m. Drive Through Carter Elementary May 6, 2020 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Packets can be picked up in the school office Cedar Bluff Elementary May 5, 2020
May 12, 2020
PreK & Kindergarten
Pre-K Packet Pick-Up at Pre-K Building
May 5 packet drive through pick-up, 9 a.m. - noon and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
May 12 packet return in the Cafeteria, 9 a.m. - noon and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Christenberry Elementary May 5, 2020
May 7, 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Packet Pick-Up will be a drive-thru at the school main entrance
May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 - return completed packets to school office
Copper Ridge Elementary May 12, 2020 10 a.m. - noon Packets available May 4 in sealed tub at front school for parents to pick-up Corryton Elementary See Comments Packet Pick-Up and Drop-Off: May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20
Packets are also available on the website and in the "Little Free Library"
on the porch
Dogwood Elementary May 12, 2020 See Comments Packets will be available on Food Distribution Days from 10 a.m. - noon. Come by anytime from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on May 12 to pick up paperwork, drop-off paperwork, meet staff from a distance and get a picture made in the Photo Booth. East Knox County Elementary See Comments Drive Thru Packet Pick-Up May 4 or May 6, 10 a.m. - noon
Drive Thru Packet Drop-Off during Food Distribution May 11 or May 13,
10 a.m. - noon. Packets can also be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 865-933-0197
Fair Garden PreK Applications See Comments PreK packets, May 6 pick-up packets, 9 a.m. - noon
May 14 return packets, 4 - 6 p.m.
Farragut Primary See Comments Drive Through Packet Distribution, May 6, 10 a.m. - noon
Drive Through Packet Drop-Off, May 13 as listed below:
Last Name A-E: 10 -11 a.m.
Last Name F-L: 11 a.m. - noon
Last Name M-R: 1 -2 p.m.
Last Name S-Z: 2 -3 p.m.
Drive Through for both days in the loops at either side of school
Summer hours beginning June will be Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - noon
Fountain City Elementary May 12, 2020 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Will meet parents on Montbelle Drive for pick-up of packets Gap Creek Elementary May 5, 2020
May 12, 2020
See Comments May 5 packet pick-up, 3 - 5 p.m.
May 12 packet return, 4 - 6 p.m.
Gibbs Elementary May 12, 2020 -
June 1, 2020
Registration packets available for pick-up and online May 12 - June 1 Green Magnet See Comments Packet Pick-Up - can be picked up at Food Distribtuions on Monday and
Wednesday, 10 a.m. - noon. Packets will also be available
outside the front doors May 6 - May 20
Packet Return, May 6 through May 22, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the school office
Halls Elementary See Comments Beginning May 1 - registration packets will be available in the Newspaper
Box at the school front doors.
Curbside Registration Packet Drop-Off in front of school, May 12
8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.
Hardin Valley Elementary May 5 - 7, 2020
May 12, 2020
See Comments May 5-7, Packet Pick-Up, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May 12, Packet Drop-Off, 9 - 11 a.m. (Last Names A-M)
1 - 3 p.m. (Last Names N-Z)
Inskip Elementary May 12, 2020 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Information will also be shared through email, Class DoJo, Twitter, Website Karns Elementary May 6, 2020
May 13, 2020
See Comments Drive-Through Packet Pick-Up, May 6, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Drive-Through Packet Return, May 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All required documents and proof of residency must be presented at this
time. Follow the Grades 2-5 car line in front of gym
Maynard Elementary May 4 & May 5
May 13 & May 14
Curbside Pick-Up, May 4 and May 5, 10 a.m. - noon
Curbside Return, May 13 and May 14, 10 a.m. - noon
Extra packets are available in the Free Library Box in front of the school
Mooreland Heights Elementary May 5, 2020
May 12, 2020
See Comments Registration Packets will be available May 5
Kindergarten Round-Up/Packet Drop-Off - May 12, 3 - 6 p.m.
Mount Olive May 12, 2020 3 - 6 p.m. Drive Through Packet Pick-Up and Completion
Please be sure to bring: Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (KUB bill,
lease/rental agreement or notarized statement to show proof of residence)
New Hopewell Elementary May 12, 2020 3 - 6 p.m. Northshore Elementary May 6, 2020
May 13, 2020
See Comments Packet Distribution - May 6 (back car line), 10 a.m. - noon
Completed Packet Return - May 13 as follows: Names A-E, 10 - 11 a.m.;
F-L, 11 a.m. - noon; M-R, 1 - 2 p.m.; S-Z, 2 - 3 p.m.
Norwood Elementary May 12, 2020 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pleasant Ridge Elementary May 6, 2020 5 - 8 p.m. Pond Gap Elementary May 5, 2020 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Powell Elementary May 7, 2020 10 a.m. - noon Ritta Elementary May 5, 2020
May 12, 2020
See Comments Drive Through Packet Pick-Up, May 5, 10 a.m. - noon
Drive Through Packet Drop-Off, May 12, 10 a.m. - noon and
2 - 3 p.m. Call ahead drop-off in school office after May 12.
Rocky Hill Elementary See Comments Packets are available on Rocky Hill's website. Printed packets are
available at the front door beginning May 4 from 9 a.m. - noon
Kindergarten Round-Up Dates:
May 12 8 - 11 a.m. and May 19 - noon - 3 p.m.
Sam E. Hill Primary/Lonsdale May 5 & May 6
May 12 & May 13
See Comments Drive-Through for both Distribution and Collection
Registration Packet Distribution - May 5, Last Names A-M, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Registration Packet Distribution - May 6, Last Names N-Z, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Registration Packet Collection - May 12, Last Names A-M, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Regisration Packet Collection - May 13, Last Names N-Z, 9 a.m. - noon
Packets will also be available in the front of Sam E Hill and Lonsdale and
will be at the Lonsdale Food Distribution on May 13
Sarah Moore Greene Magnet See Comments May 4 & May 6 - Curbside Packet Pick-Up, 10 a.m. - noon
(additional copies in the Book Library Box in school driveway)
May 11 & May 13 - Curbside Drop-Off, 10 a.m. - noon
Sequoyah Elementary See Comments May 4 - Packet Distribution, 1 - 3 p.m.
May 11 - Packet Distribution, 9 - 11 a.m.
May 18 - Packet return by appointment only
Summer Wednesdays - Packet return by appointment only
Shannondale Elementary May 12, 2020 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. South Knoxville Elementary May 12, 2020 4:30 - 7 p.m. Drive Up, Drop-Off Packets and Meet Teachers Spring Hill Elementary See Comments 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. May 6, May 12, May 13, May 19 and May 20, 2020 Sterchi Elementary See Comments Drive Through Pick-Up on Oaklett side of school - May 4, 1 -3 p.m.
May 5-8, 11-15, 18-22 Packets will be available in a tub on the porch at the
Oaklett side of the school
Drive Through Packet Drop-Off, May 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Packet Drop-Off by appointment only on May 13-15, 18-22, 26-29 -
call 698-1470 for an appoinment
Sunnyview Primary May 5, 2020
May 12 & !4, 2020
See Comments Packet Pick-Up - May 5 or packets can be printed off from. website
Packet Drop-Off - May 12 and May 14 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
West Haven Elementary May 12, 2020
May 14, 2020
See Comments May 12, 8 -10 a.m. and 3 -5 p.m.
May 14, noon - 2 p.m.
West Hills Elementary May 5-12, 2020
May 13, 2020
Packet Pick-up in News Sentinel Box outside of school May 5 - May 12
Packet Return, May 13, 1 - 4 p.m., Car rider line (Vanosdale side)
Pre-K packet return, May 13, 1 - 4 p.m., Bus Area (Sheffield side)
West View Elementary See Comments Packet Pick-Up, May 4, 9 -11 a.m. and 1 -3 p.m.
Packet Return, May 18, 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 -3 p.m.
One person at a time in the office