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Kindergarten Early Orientation 2023

Parents and guardians living in the Ithaca City School District who plan to send their children to kindergarten in September 2023 are invited to attend early orientation at their child’s assigned school on the dates listed below. Families will be scheduled to attend these days in groups of 6-8 for one-hour sessions. If you’re unsure which school your child’s assigned school is, please call 274-2201.
Early Orientation Days
Belle Sherman 274-2206 June 6 and 7
Beverly J. Martin 274-2209 June 6 and 7
Caroline 539-7155 June 15 and 16
Cayuga Heights 257-8557 June 15 and 16
Enfield 274-2221 June 2
Fall Creek 274-2214 June 2
Northeast 257-2121 June 5 and 7
South Hill 274-2129 May 31

If you haven't already registered your child for kindergarten in the Ithaca City School District, you may do so via our secure online portal. Details and instructions can be found at

If you prefer to register your child in person, or do not have access to a computer or mobile device, you may make an appointment with the District Registrar by emailing or calling 274-2201. The Registrar’s office is located in the IHS Welcome Center, 1401 North Cayuga Street. 



Open Enrollment: If you would like to apply for your child to attend a different school than their home school, the application is due on June 1. Decisions will be made before the end of June, so attend your zoned home school's orientation and registration. 

Universal Pre-K: If your child attends a UPK program, you will need to register your child for kindergarten in the ICSD. 

ICSD Pre-K: If your child attends pre-k in the ICSD, they are already registered and you do not have to fill out additional paperwork.