If parents or guardians do not wish for their child to attend kindergarten, they must file a signed kindergarten waiver with Cabot's Central Administrative Office.
Any student who has been enrolled in a state-accredited or state-approved kindergarten program in another state for at least sixty (60) days, who will become five years old during the year in which he/she is enrolled in kindergarten, and who meets the basic residency requirement for school attendance may be enrolled in kindergarten upon written request to the school district. Please complete a Previous School Experience form for registration.
Registration takes place at the Central Administrative Office of Cabot Public Schools. The office is located at 602 North Lincoln (501-843-3363). Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Parents registering their children for the first time in an Arkansas public school must provide proof of age, identity, residency, and immunizations, unless homeless.
Please click HERE to see the memo from the Arkansas Department of Education.
Prior to a child's admission to an Arkansas public school, the parent, guardian, or other responsible person shall provide the school with the following:
1) Copy of child's Social Security card or request that the school district assign a nine-digit number designated by the Arkansas Department of Education. (In July 2005 the district began assigning a student identification number to every student in the district to be used on documents that are public.)
2) The district must have one of the following to verify the child's age:
3) Health Records:
Immunizations are up-to-date
Kindergarten Physical completed
4) Child must be 5 on or before August 1, 2016.
Students who have previously attended school in another district should bring their latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).