Kindergarten registration in Oak Ridge begins May 1

Oak Ridge Schools is proud to announce that Kindergarten registration is moving to an online system for the 2023-24 school year. Online registration will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 1 and will be available at Kiosks will be available in the lobby of each elementary school to facilitate the online registration process for families without access to a computer or smart device with internet access. If necessary, please contact your zoned elementary school to schedule a time to register by kiosk. The registration window will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.

As part of the online registration process, parents/guardians will be asked to upload images of the following documents:

Birth Certificate Immunization Form
Parent Photo ID
Two forms of Proof of Residency – For more information on acceptable forms of Proof of Residency, please visit our registration page.

According to Tennessee State Law, children must reach their fifth birthday by August 15 to be eligible for kindergarten. A child who turns five after August 15, and before September 30, may be considered for early kindergarten enrollment on a case-by-case basis. For more information, including helpful resources for incoming Kindergarten families, please visit

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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