Student Entry Age Information

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) issued a joint memo on the recently enacted change by the Connecticut General Assembly to raise the minimum age for automatic entry into public school in Connecticut.

Effective in the Fall of 2024, children will need to turn five (5) on or before September 1 of the school year in order to be automatically eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. This is not only at Griswold Elementary School, but every public school in the State.


  • See slides below from the presentation delivered at the DPAC meeting on November 15, 2023:


Learn More

Visit the OEC's webpage about the change in Kindergarten entry age and view the New Entry Age for Kindergarten information sheets for families (English PDF  |  Español PDF).

For more information pertaining the change at Griswold Elementary School, please contact the GES Main Office at 860-376-7610.

Griswold Public Schools will post more information here in the coming weeks.