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Still few days left for students to enroll

By Staff | Feb 25, 2020

There is still time for families who live or work on the islands – or not – to apply for school.

The Sanibel School has been accepting applications for youths in kindergarten through eighth grade, whose families live or work on the islands. In addition, it has been accepting off-island waivers.

Registrar Donna Marks reported that families must apply with the School District of Lee County’s Student Assignment Office by Feb. 28 to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year. Incoming kindergarten and sixth-graders – as well as ninth-graders – should register during the open enrollment period.

Once families are enrolled in the system, and the school assignments are handed out, families not residing on the islands can apply for a waiver to have their children attend the Sanibel school.

“They wait to approve the waivers until the summertime,” she said.

Marks continued that waivers will be approved based on if there if class space.

“If there is room in the grade level that they are applying for, the wavier will be approved,” she said.

“That usually happens in July,” Marks added.

She noted that families can submit waivers now, but any approvals will not happen until later.

Those not currently enrolled at the island school are encouraged to consider it.

“Our school, once people do the research, speaks for itself,” Marks said.

Families are also welcome to contact the school for a tour.

For more information or assistance enrolling, or to schedule a tour, contact Marks at 239-472-1617. Families can also call the Student Assignment Office at 239-337-8247 or visit sbl.leeschools.net.

The Sanibel School is at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel.