Schools open Sept. 8 — that is about 40 days from now. Is your child registered? Help your child have the best possible start...

Schools open Sept. 8 — that is about 40 days from now. Is your child registered? Help your child have the best possible start to the new school year by registering now with Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Registering sooner rather than later helps middle and high school students get into the classes they want. Registering now helps kindergartners and other elementary students by making sure the correct number of teachers are in place on the first day of school. Details about registering students are available here: mychesterfieldschools.com/parents/preparing-for-school/student-registration/.

Chesterfield County Public Schools offices are open Mondays through Thursdays to register new students. Summer office hours are generally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it is best to call your school ahead of time to make sure someone will be available to help register your student. A list of schools with phone numbers is available at mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/.

If you are new to Chesterfield County or have moved within the county to a new home, you can easily find which school your child is zoned to attend by using this online “find my school” feature: mychesterfieldschools.com/parents/find-my-school/.

Do not wait until the last minute to enroll your child in a Chesterfield County Public School — act now to help your child have a strong start to the 2015-16 school year.