Kindergarten Roundup, Open Enrollment Begins April 11 at Muncie Community Schools

A Longfellow elementary preschooler is pictured. Photo providedA Longfellow elementary preschooler is pictured. Photo provided

Preschool registration for 4-year-olds also available

By Andy Klotz—

MUNCIE, IN— Muncie Community Schools (MCS) will be holding kindergarten roundup at all six of its elementary schools Thursday, April 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for families to register their 5-year-olds for the 2024-25 school year while getting a first-hand look at classrooms and having questions answered directly by teachers and administrators. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Kindergarten roundup will coincide with open enrollment for all grades, preschool through 12th. Preschool openings are limited with priority given to children who will be 4 years old by September 1. Three-year-olds may be admitted if space is available. Financial assistance through Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K program is available for many families, and applications can be found here:

The quickest and easiest way for parents and guardians to enroll new or returning students to MCS is going online to People who need assistance or prefer to register in person at their home school should plan to bring these documents:

  • Current identification
  • Proof of residency
  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student’s immunization records

By enrolling students early, parents and guardians make it easier for school principals to appropriately staff their buildings for the first day of school, which is set for August 7.  For more information, please visit


Andy Klotz, APR, is MCS Chief Communications Officer


About Muncie Community Schools

Serving the local community since 1855, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) educates more than 5,000 students at six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school while also managing several other educational facilities. Through its unique partnership with Ball State University, MCS strives to maximize each student’s potential so he or she can be a positive, productive member of society. Find out more about MCS or Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski at