• 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 11 and will begin the full-day schedule on Monday, August 24, 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 Requirements

    Children should be five by August 15 to enter school for the upcoming school year.
     

    Early Entry for Students Turning Five After August 15

    If 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:
    • Proof of Birth - Proof of birth may take many forms.  Examples include but are not limited to the following:
             - Birth Certificate - issued by an government
             - Passport issued by any nation (translated)
             - Immigration documentation
             - Decree of adoption or other records issued by a court
          The 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 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. 

     

    Kindergarten Roundup

     

    School

     

    Date

    Times

    Additional Comments

    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
    See Comments
    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.
    Pick-Up Packets
    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
    jackie.barnard@knoxschools.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
    See Comments

    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