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District to begin open enrollment period for 2016-2017 school year

By Staff | Dec 30, 2015

The Student Assignment Open Enrollment Period for the 2016-2017 school year will begin Monday, Jan. 11, and will run through Friday, April 1. The Open Enrollment Period is for any student entering Kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade; students who are new to the district; and currently enrolled students who would like to change schools for next school year

On Friday, Jan. 8, pre-printed applications will be mailed to parents of Pre-K students attending Lee County Public Schools who are eligible for kindergarten for 2016-2017, as well as current fifth and eighth-grade students who currently attend a Lee County Public School.

The pre-printed applications will not be provided to new students in the district or students currently attending a charter school. If families received a pre-printed application, they are encouraged to apply online via the district’s Web site at www.leeschools.net/RegisterFor-School.

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 should apply for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents need to register their child even if they have an older child already in school assignments are not automatic.

Student Assignment utilizes a lottery system.A family who registers the first day of Open Enrollment has the same chance of getting a school as that of a family who registers the last day it is unnecessary for families to stand in long lines when Open Enrollment starts. In fact, families are encouraged to continue to attend open houses and tour schools before completing their final school choice rankings. Dates and times for open houses are available online (www.leeschools.net/openhousedates) or by calling individual schools. Parents are invited to use the “Find My School” tool to locate available schools in their subzone.

The following Student Assignment locations will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for parents to register children for school:

– Cape Coral Office, 370 Santa Barbara Blvd., North. (Located in the Cape Coral Technical College, off of Pine Island Road, just north of Roger Dean Chevrolet).

– Fort Myers Office, 2855 Colonial Blvd. (Located at the corner of Colonial Boulevard and Metro Parkway behind McDonalds).