Kindergarten Information

  • The Hempfield School District’s kindergarten program is designed to aid in the development of the whole child – intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. Because each child is different in a variety of ways, kindergarten instruction is carefully organized to provide for the individual needs and stages of development. Kindergarten also helps each child acquire the good habits that are necessary for success in school.

Kindergarten Registration

  • Welcome to the Class of 2037! Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year is open now and can be done entirely online. Click here for more information about kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten Schedule

  • Kindergarten Sessions are AM and PM

    • A.M. Session: 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    • P.M. Session: 12:45 - 3:30 p.m.

    Children in the morning session may enter the school at 8:40 a.m. Students should not arrive prior to 8:40 a.m. as no adult supervision is provided prior to that time. Children in the afternoon session should not arrive more than 5 minutes before the opening of the session, since there will be no supervision before 12:40 p.m.

    School Day Schedule

    Subject Area

    ½ Day Kindergarten

    Extended Day Kindergarten

    Reading and Writing

    80 minutes

    140 minutes


    45 minutes

    60 minutes

    Science/Social Studies

    Included with reading/writing

    Included with reading/writing


    30 minutes

    30 - 45 minutes with push in support


    4 out of 6 cycle days

    6 out of 6 cycle days – includes social skills

    Delayed Opening & Early Dismissal Kindergarten Schedule

    When school is delayed two hours due to inclement weather, both kindergarten sessions will operate on a modified schedule. Periodically throughout the school year, there will be days when early dismissals are scheduled. On these days, both kindergarten sessions will also operate on a modified schedule.

    Please refer to Section 4 of the Kindergarten Handbook for modified hours.

Contact Us

  • Centerville Elementary
    (717) 898-5575

    East Petersburg Elementary
    (717) 569-1211

    Farmdale Elementary
    (717) 898-5595

    Landisville Primary Center
    (717) 898-5519

    Mountville Elementary
    (717) 285-5501

    Rohrerstown Elementary
    (717) 299-7126