Starting Kindergarten

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Children who are 5 years old by September 30 are required to start
kindergarten in the fall. Registration typically kicks off in March!

What You MAY
Need to Have

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  • Registration forms (available at the school)

  • Valid parent/guardian photo IDs
  • Birth certificates
  • Social Security cards

  • Virginia Physical with required immunizations

  • Three proof of residency documents:

    • signed lease agreement
    • current mortgage statement
    • current water/gas/electric bill
    • current property tax bill

Your child must have a birth certificate to attend school

You can only request a birth certificate for yourself or an immediate family member; under special circumstances, you may request a certificate for someone else.

There are 3 ways
to order a certified
birth certificate:

In Person

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service.

Danville’s location is:
126 Sandy Ct., Ste. C, Danville, VA.

Cost is $14.00. This is the quickest option

Online or by Phone

Click here to order a certified birth certificate through VitalCheck or call 877.572.6333 (press option 1) to place your request.

Cost is $20.00. Expedited delivery charges may apply based on your selection.

By Mail

Mail a completed Application for Certification of a Vital record to the address below with a copy of valid identification.

Cost is $12.00 and will only be accepted in the form of check or money order.

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District | 326 Taylor Drive Danville, VA 24541, 434.766.9828 | 200 H.G. McGee Drive Chatham, VA 24531, 434.432.7232

Your child must have proof of immunizations to attend school

Before your child is allowed to attend school, you must provide proof of all required immunizations. It is a good idea to complete your child’s immunizations well before the first day of kindergarten. Contact your child’s physician and ask for his/her records today.

Do you need medical insurance?

Call 1-855-242-8282 or visit to enroll in Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS), a program that helps families provide health insurance for their children.

To register, go to the school your child will attend!

Danville Public Schools: 434.799.6400
Pittsylvania County Schools: 434.432.2761

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