Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration


Welcome to the North Hills School District!

The step-by-step kindergarten enrollment process is detailed below. Registration is limited to residents of Ross Township and the West View Borough.

To begin the enrollment process as detailed below, students must be five (5) years old before August 1.

Parents/guardians with students who turn five (5) years old in August or September and seek admission to kindergarten that year must call the school. Do not register online and do not schedule a registration appointment.

  • Students who turn five (5) years old in August must take and pass the district's readiness assessment.
  • Students who turn five (5) years old in September must take and pass the district's readiness assessment and participate in a psychological assessment. See the complete school board policy on admission of students (No. 201).

Families are encouraged to register their kindergartner as soon as possible. Per the school board's policy on class size (No. 202), children who are not registered to attend school by June 1 may be assigned to a district school building outside of their attendance area.

Step 1: Register Online

  1. Visit the PowerSchool enrollment portal and create an account or sign in if you have previously used the enrollment portal. Please note: An enrollment portal account is different than a NHSD PowerSchool parent portal account.
  2. Complete and submit the new student registration form in the portal. Be sure to choose the form for the correct school year if there is more than one year listed. Please do not register your 2020-21 kindergartner for the 2019-20 school year.

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Once online registration above is submitted, schedule an in-person appointment to complete the registration. Appointments can be scheduled online beginning Monday, Jan. 6 and will be held at the student's school on Feb. 17. Refer to our street directory or view our attendance area map to find the school your student will attend.

To schedule online:

  1. Visit EduLink and create an account or sign in if you’ve previously used EduLink
  2. Click on the "View KG Registration" button to select an appointment time at the student’s school

Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 17. If that does not work for you, contact your child's school to schedule an alternative appointment day and time.

Bring the following to your registration appointment:

  1. Completed and printed Home and Health packet
  2. Completed Request for Student Records form if the student attended a kindergarten program at another school or district
  3. The student's birth certificate or baptismal record
  4. The student's immunization records (See what's required)
  5. Court-ordered custodial agreement, if applicable
  6. Proof of residency documents:
    One (1) Section A document: Two (2) Section B documents:
    • Current deed
    • Lease
    • Mortgage statement
    • Proof of tax registration with Keystone Collection Group
    • Driver's license
    • Utility bill
    • Automobile registration
    • Tax statement
    • Public assistance or medical assistance card

What to expect at your registration appointment:

After turning in the information above, you will:

Please no children. Parents and guardians only. The appointment should last no longer than 15 minutes assuming all paperwork is complete and ready to be submitted.

Step 3: Attend the Kindergarten Forum

Plan to attend the Forum for Incoming 2020-21 Kindergarten Parents on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Ross Elementary School. This event is for parents and guardians only. A panel of kindergarten teachers and administrators will speak about the curriculum and discuss what a day in kindergarten looks like for incoming students. The presentation will include a question and answer session.


Contact your student's school directly with kindergarten registration questions. 

  • Highcliff Elementary: 412-318-1582
  • McIntyre Elementary: 412-318-1622
  • Ross Elementary: 412-318-1542
  • West View Elementary: 412-318-1502
  • Dates to Remember

    January 29, 2020
    Forum for Parents of 2020-21 Kindergartners
    Ross Elementary School, 7 p.m.

    Kindergarten Orientations

    Parents/Guardians Only
    August 20, 2020
    All elementary buildings, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Students and Parents/Guardians
    August 21, 2020
    All elementary buildings, 9-10 a.m.

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