The Walter Kassenbrock School
Incoming 2023-2024 Kindergarten Class
Class of 2029
It’s time to start your child’s journey through elementary school!
The kindergarten application is closed. If your child was born in 2018 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in fall 2023. Follow the instructions below, and add your child to our waitlist.
Check to see if you are zoned for our school: https://schoolsearch.schools.nyc/
You can apply in one of three ways:
Online with MySchools.nyc—Recommended! Create your account today. You'll use MySchools to search for elementary schools, find great choices for your child’s application, apply to kindergarten, and get your child’s offer. Watch these video tutorials to learn how to create your MySchools account and how to apply.
By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm.
Contact a Family Welcome Center. Learn how at schools.nyc.gov/FWC.
Kindergarten offers are released in the spring. Your offer letter states where your child will go to kindergarten in the fall. It also includes information about waitlists, including where your child is waitlisted, if applicable.
Only families who receive an offer letter to attend PS 185 can register during the open enrollment period. If you did not receive an offer letter from the DOE, but would like your child to attend PS 185 - please add your child to our waitlist.
ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS (Spring 2023):
Step 1: Accept your offer on myschools.nyc
Step 2: Complete and submit registration documents to HVerveniotis@schools.nyc.gov
Step 3: In-person meeting to finalize registration (child must attend). Appointment scheduled upon receipt of paperwork.
Step 4: Kindergarten orientation meeting. Details will be emailed to you upon completion of steps 1-3.
Please DOWNLOAD and SAVE the required documents below to your desktop. These are fillable documents, but you must download and save them to your desktop BEFORE you fill them in. It's important you follow this step, otherwise you will be emailing blank forms.
PARTIAL DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE SEND ONE EMAIL WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
In addition, please scan and email the following required documents:
Proof of Age (scan/take picture of birth certificate)
Proof of Residency (scan/take picture of TWO proofs of residency)*
Immunization Record **
Photo Identification of the parent/guardian submitting the paperwork
Copy of IEP (if applicable)
Please complete the required forms and submit along with the supporting documentation to:
*PROOF OF RESIDENCY: Click here for a list of acceptable proofs of residency
**IMMUNIZATION RECORDS: You must submit proof of immunization for your child to attend school. All students must meet the requirements for: DTaP (diphtheria- tetanus-pertussis), poliovirus, MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), varicella and hepatitis B vaccines.
Download GENIUS SCAN-PDF SCANNER or CAMSCANNER from Google Play or on the Apple App Store. These are easy tools you can use to scan the required documents.
Click here for more information: Enrollment Forms (nyc.gov)
If you have additional questions about the enrollment or waitlist process, contact the Family Welcome Center at: 89thFWC@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2009.