New student and kindergarten registration
If you are new to the Herndon school community, we'd like to extend a warm welcome!
Herndon Elementary Kindergarten and New Student Registration
A child may enter kindergarten if he or she turns five on or before September 30 of the year he or she enters school.
Registering a student for kindergarten is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration webpage (link below), where you'll find complete details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to fill out.
FCPS Kindergarten Registration
Herndon ES has information available in late March or early April for parents of incoming kindergartners. We will keep you informed of our orientation sessions.
Herndon Elementary does not participate in the FCPS Kindergarten Immersion Lottery. Herndon ES has a Spanish immersion program that is open only to families within its boundaries. If you have a rising kindergartner for the 2020-2021 school year and are interested in the immersion program, please fill out our Kindergarten and New Student Registration Information Sign Up form for more information.
Grades 1 - 6: Register a Student New to FCPS
Registering a student who is new to FCPS for grades 1 through 6 at Herndon ES is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS General Registration Requirements webpage (link below).
FCPS General Registration Requirements
The FCPS General Registration Requirements page will help you determine where to register: either at Herndon or at the closest Student Registration Welcome Center. You will also find details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to complete.
Moving to Herndon ES from Another FCPS School
If your student is attending an FCPS elementary school, but you will be moving to a new primary residence with Herndon ES as a base school, you will first need to contact the registrar at the current elementary school to arrange to withdraw your student. Then you will need to contact the Herndon ES registrar to enroll your student.
Items Needed for Registration (for Existing FCPS Student)
- Proof of Residency in Fairfax County - You will be required to show proof of residency during the registration process.
- Proof of Parent Identity - Only a parent who is named on the child's birth certificate is eligible to enroll the student. At an appointment with our registrar, the parent will be required to present government-issued photo identification.
- Withdrawal Form - It is very important that you complete a Withdrawal Form and return it to your current school if you are moving during the school year.
- Forms - You will need to fill out and submit the following three forms to the Herndon ES registrar:
Withdraw a Student from Herndon ES
To withdraw a student from Herndon ES, contact our registrar to make arrangements to complete a Withdrawal Form.
Student Transfer Information
A student is expected to attend the school that serves his or her attendance area.Transfer requests are considered for very specific reasons as outlined in FCPS School Board Regulation 2230.
Student transfer information is available if a parent would like to transfer a student from a base school to another school within FCPS. However, a school must be open to transfers, based on student capacity, etc.
Other Ways the Registrar Can Help
Please contact our registrar if you need to change parent information, such as email address, or student contact information such as name, address or custody.