Is your child ready for school?

What does my child need in order to enroll in school?

*Please note: A copy of a birth certificate issued by the county courthouse or a hospital is not sufficient.  The certificate must be that which is issued by the WV Department of Vital Statistics. If you are unable to locate a certificate of live birth for your child, you may apply for a replacement. Print a copy of the Birth Certificate Request Form and send it, along with the $12.00 non-refundable fee to:
Vital Registration
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV  25301-3701

When can I enroll my child in Preschool?

Webster County offers continuous, open enrollment for preschool. You may fill out an application online at or contact (304) 226-5991 to make an appointment.

How old does my child have to be to enroll in school?

  • If your child is four years old prior to July 1 of the year he/she is to enroll they are eligible for Pre-K. 

  • Children who are five years old prior to July 1 shall be enrolled in kindergarten. 

  • Three-year-old children can be enrolled in the WV Pre-K System if they have an IEP.

What transition activities are available to help my child get ready for school?

  • Webster County Schools hosts two "Tot Spot" playgroups that encourage socialization and early literacy and numeracy skills.

    • Cowen area playgroup is held at the Starting Points Daycare center every Tuesday (when school is in session) from 9:30-10:30. The last day of playgroup in Cowen is Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023.

    • Hacker Valley area playgroup is held at Hacker Valley Elementary School every Wednesday (when school is in session) from 9:30-10:30. The last day of playgroup in Hacker Valley is Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.

    • Webster Springs area playgroup is held at Webster Springs Elementary School every Friday (when school is in session) from 9:30-10:30. The last day of playgroup in Webster Springs is Monday, May 22nd, 2023.

  • Each spring, Webster County Schools hosts an annual "Move-up Day" at Glade Elementary and Webster Springs Elementary for students attending Kindergarten in the fall. Information about this event is available on each school's webpage in May of each year. If your child did not attend Webster County Pre-K, you may register for Move-Up Day here. Move- Up Day will be Friday, May 19th, 2023 at GES (8:00-11:30) and WSES (8:30-12:00).

  • The West Virginia Department of Education issues a Family's Guide to School Readiness Brochure that is available on their Ready, Set, Go! website.

  • Webster County partners with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program to bring FREE BOOKS to registered children aged 5 and under. Click here to register your child.

How do I enroll a K-12 student in school?

Webster County offers continuous, open enrollment. You may contact the school of attendance directly to make an appointment or request information about enrollment.

  • Glade Elementary (PreK-6) Principal: Jimmy Weber Secretary: Leamoint Bragg

    • (304) 226-5353

  • Hacker Valley School (PreK-8) Principal: Kennetha Howes Secretary: Sherri Hamrick

    • (304) 493-6488

  • Webster Springs Elementary (PreK-6) Principal: Kerrijo Ramey Secretary: Pam Clutter

    • (304) 847-5321

  • Webster County High (7-12) Principal: Stacey Williams Secretary: Linda Cochran

    • (304) 226-5772 Vice Principal: Adam Young Secretary: Libby Durham