• FRSD operates a full-day kindergarten program!

    2024-2025 Kindergarten and 1st-Grade Registration

    Kindergarteners must be 5-years-old and 1st-graders must be 6-years-old by 10/01/24.

    Online registration is available! Follow these three simple steps:
    1. Complete a pre-registration form online. The portal is now open.
    2. Download a registration packet, available after you submit your pre-registration form online.
    3. Completed forms can be dropped off from February 20-23, 2024 at the school for which you are registering.

    In-person registration will be held as scheduled below:
    • February 20:
      9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m at Barley Sheaf, Desmares and Robert Hunter
      9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. at Copper Hill School only

    • February 21-23:
      9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Francis A. Desmares School only
      9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. at Copper Hill School only

    ~ Registration packets are also available in each elementary school foyer. Please contact your child's school for assistance. ~

    Registration Requirements
    The following items in the registration packet must be completed and presented at registration:

    • Registration Data Sheet
    • Transportation Form
    • Copy of Birth Certificate 
    • Health History Form
    • Physical Examination Form “Only valid if exam completed after August 1, 2023”  
    • Proof of Residency (current tax bill/lease agreement-a full list is included in the registration packet) 
    • Immunization Record

    All children entering kindergarten and first-grade are required to have a physical examination and a documented series of immunizations. Immunizations required by the State of New Jersey are:

    • DPT, 4 doses with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, or any 5 doses
    • Polio, 3 doses, the third dose given on or after the 4th birthday, or any 4 doses
    • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), 2 doses after one year of age OR 1 dose after one year of age and documentation of laboratory titer level showing immunity
    • Hepatitis B Series (3 doses)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox), 1 dose on or after age 1 or documentation of the date of the disease.

    Immunizations must be documented by a physician or health clinic. The physical examination must be completed between August 1, 2023 and August 1, 2024. Families unable to afford the cost of a physical examination should contact the Special Services Department at 284-7680.

     Additional Resources
    2024 Kindergarten Orientation Dates
    Barley Sheaf, August 29, 2024
    Copper Hill, August 27, 2024
    Francis A. Desmares, August 26, 2024
    Robert Hunter, August 28, 2024
    Barley Sheaf

    80 Barley Sheaf Rd
    284-7586 (main)

    Copper Hill

    100 Everitts Rd
    284-7660 (main)

    Francis A. Desmares

    16 Old Clinton Rd
    284-7540 (main)

    Robert Hunter

    8 Dayton Rd
    284-7620 (main)

Last Modified on February 12, 2024