Kindergarten Registration and Screening for the 2021-2022 Columbiana school year is April 7-9 at Joshua Dixon Elementary School. A child entering Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 30, 2021, to be eligible for admission.

Parents/guardians can schedule an appointment the week of March 29 by calling the office between 10 a.m-2 p.m. The number for the school office is (330) 482-5355. Students will need to accompany their parent/guardian so the child can meet with the school nurse, speech therapist, and kindergarten teachers. The Screening Process takes about one hour. All District Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols must be followed. Only one parent needs to attend registration and screening.

Please bring the following documents to your scheduled appointment:

  • The child’s original birth certificate and Social Security Card

  • The child’s immunization records

  • Two proofs of residency (drivers license, current utility bills, or credit cards statements)

  • Parent identification and if applicable, custody papers

Columbiana Exempted Village Schools is accepting open enrollment applications for kindergarten, please contact Mrs.Tirpak at the Board of Education Office (330) 482-5352.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten is fast paced, no two days are the same. Students start off the day with hands-on, stem like activities. Literacy is the focus in the morning with whole group instruction, small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, and centers. Specials like art, gym, technology, and music are in the afternoon, followed by math instruction with a mix of science and social studies.

What to Expect Your Kindergarten Student to Learn

  • Letters and sounds

  • Write sentences

  • Read books with purpose and understanding

  • Numbers sense, counting by fives and tens, and counting to 100

  • Writing numbers to 20

  • Addition and subtractions facts within five

  • Social skills, problem solving, and independent learning

Getting Ready for Kindergarten- Advice from our Kindergarten Teachers

  • Read to your children everyday

  • Practice sitting quietly while reading everyday

  • Follow one and two step directions

  • Have authentic conversations with your child, ask questions, and encourage him/her to answer questions

  • Be able to hold a pencil, use scissors, and color

  • Student knows how to write his/her name, and identify the letters in name

  • Counting to ten

  • Rhyming words

  • Restroom skills, dressing skills, and opening lunch containers