Children who will be five years old by September 1 need to pre-register for kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. A pre-registration make-up day will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 8, at the Las Cruces Public Schools Teacher Learning Center, 505 S. Main Street, Ste. 400.

Steven Sanchez, Deputy Superintendent for Instruction & Information Systems, said enrollment into school is based on a child’s age.

“A child must be five years old before 12:01 a.m. on September 1 in order to enter kindergarten,” Sanchez said. “The law is very specific and although some families believe their four-year-olds may be academically prepared for kindergarten, we cannot accept them until they reach the legal age.”

Parents need to bring several items in order to complete the pre-registration process, including proof of their child’s date of birth, such as a birth certificate, passport/visa or a state-certified document. No photocopies will be accepted, officials said. Parents must also bring their identification, current immunization records, and proof of their home address and residence. This could be a current property tax bill, utility bill, or a renter’s lease agreement.

When registering, parents can also sign up for school bus transportation if the child’s home is one mile or more, one way only, from the assigned school. More information about bus ridership and rules can be found online HERE.

Parents who need information about kindergarten can contact the principal at their assigned elementary school.

Important note: Parents must have an email address to fill out the online information for registration (Click here for PDF on how to set up an email account using Google)

Flyers for the pre-registration event can be viewed or downloaded at the links below:

— Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811,