BELFAST — Regional School Unit 71 elementary schools are preparing for kindergarten screening on May 6 and 13 for the 2022-23 school year, while Waldo Community Action Partners is registering youngsters for pre-kindergarten.

For children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, now is the time to contact the appropriate school to request information. Because of COVID-19, all student registration for the coming school year will be done online. Once a child’s online registration has been processed, the parent or guardian will be contacted to set up a screening appointment.

To access the online registration, go to the appropriate website, then click on the Kindergarten Registration link at the top of the page. Visit for Capt. Albert W. Stevens School (Belfast, 338-3510), for East Belfast Elementary School (East Belfast and Swanville, 338-4420), or for Gladys Weymouth Elementary School (Belmont, Morrill and Searsmont, 342-5300). For RSU 71, go to

Information for online registration is also available on the school Facebook pages.

For children who will be 4 years old on or before Oct. 15, now is the time to contact WCAP to apply for pre-K. Applications can be accessed online at  Click the Early Childhood logo and then click Pre-K, then scroll down and click on “Apply.”

Applications will be scheduled starting in March for the 2022-23 school year. For help applying, call WCAP’s Early Childhood Program at 338-3827 and ask for Nettie.