Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten Eligibility

Children must be five years of age or older on or before December 1st of the current calendar year to be eligible to enter kindergarten this coming fall. Students must also reside within the Hudson City School District.

Make a Screening Appointment

2024-2025 Kindergarten Screenings will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 and Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School.
To get on the Mailing List and schedule a screening, please call April Carrasco at 518-828-4360, ext. 1113
REMINDER: Please bring the COMPLETED registration packet with all the supporting documentation to the Registrar in the District Office located at the High School PRIOR to your screening appointment.
Questions: Please contact the registration office at 518-828-4360, ext. 2100 or by email at

Required Documentation

In addition to the Screening, you must also “Register” your child for kindergarten before they can begin attending school. A registration packet with instructions will be mailed to parents/guardians. If you need a registration packet BEFORE the screening on April 11 or April 12, 2023, contact Mrs. Carrasco at 518-828-4360 ext. 1113 or If you need a registration packet AFTER the screening on April 11 or 12, 2023, contact the Registration Office at 518-828-4360 ext. 2100 or

Please return the completed registration packet, including the supporting documentation below, to Mrs. Carrasco in the MCSES main office (102 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson). Materials can be submitted in advance or on the date of your screening appointment. Please note: If any documents are missing or forms are incomplete, the registration cannot be processed. Your child can still participate in the kindergarten screening, however they cannot start attending school until all documentation is submitted and the registration process is completed.

You will need the following documents to register your child for kindergarten:

  • Completed registration packet
  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of residency (such as a utility bill, lease, or notorized letter from a landlord)
  • Parent/guardian photo identification (such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID card)
  • Custody documents (if applicable)
  • Current health physical and proof of current immunizations (visit our Health Office page for immunization information, under the “Policies” heading)


If you have questions, please contact the MCSES main office at 518-828-4360 ext. 1113.