Smoothing the
Transition to Kindergarten

Will your child be five on or before August 31, 2022?
If so, it's time to start thinking about Kindergarten!

Important Dates for Dare County Schools

Kindergarten Registration: Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN! Click here to visit the registration page.

School Calendar 2022-2023: The most recently approved 2022-23 school calendar for Dare County Schools is available here.

First Day of School: The first day for students in Dare County Schools will be August 29, 2022.

Dare County Schools (DCS) Resources

  • Want to learn more about school meals? Visit the School Nutrition page on the DCS website. You can also check out their School Nutrition FAQ.

  • Will your child be riding the school bus? Visit the Transportation page on the DCS website.

  • Will your child need to attend the After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) at the schools? Visit the ASEP page on the DCS website for a description of the program, contact information, and the application.

  • Are you interested in Dare County Schools' Dual Language Immersion program? Indicate your interest in the program on your child's kindergarten registration form. Visit the Spanish Immersion page on the DCS website for more information.

  • Do you have any questions or concerns about your child's development? Reach out to Dare County Schools' Exceptional Children's staff by visiting the Exceptional Children page on the DCS website.

  • Stay tuned to the Dare County Schools website as more information becomes available about health and safety precautions being taken by the school system for the Fall.