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Kindergarten pre-registration period begins

By Staff | Sep 25, 2019

The School District of Lee County opened pre-registration for students who will start kindergarten in August on September 23. Pre-registration allows parents to avoid the lengthy wait times often experienced during the traditional student enrollment period.

“We are excited to once again provide the opportunity for parents to get the support they need for a smooth transition to the school house,” Executive Director of Student Enrollment Soretta Ralph said. “We welcome the Class of 2033 and can’t wait to meet our new students.”

Students entering kindergarten in August must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.

The documents required to pre-register include:

– Physical exam (dated within the last year)

– Florida Certificate of Immunization

– Proof of address

– Original birth certificate

– Social Security Card (if available)

– Custody documents (if applicable)

The deadline to pre-register is Nov. 1.

Once pre-registered, a student number will be assigned. Parents are then advised to tour the elementary schools in their zone. A pre-printed application will be mailed in January allowing parents to go online and rank their schools in order of preference to finalize student enrollment. The first application period will be from Jan. 13 to Feb. 28.

Last year, 950 students were signed up for kindergarten during the pre-registration period.

Parents must pre-register their children at the Student Enrollment Office inside the Lee County Public Education Center, at 2855 Colonial Blvd. Enrollment specialists are available to assist parents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Sept. 30, the office will only be open in the afternoon, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Student enrollment has one essential goal, enrolling students to succeed,” Ralph said. “We look forward to helping next year’s kindergarten class reach their highest personal potential.”

Parents with questions can email studentenrollment@leeschools.net