Kindergarten Pre-Registration Period Begins September 23rd

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Period Begins September 23rd
Posted on 09/16/2019
Kindergarten Pre-Registration Period Begins September 23rd

The School District of Lee County is opening pre-registration for students who will start kindergarten in August 2020 on September 23rd. 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,” says Executive Director of Student Enrollment Soretta Ralph. “We welcome the Class of 2033 and can’t wait to meet our new students!”

Students entering kindergarten in August 2020 must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. The deadline to pre-register is November 1, 2019.

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)

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 January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020.

Last year, 950 students were signed up for kindergarten during the inaugural pre-registration period. “The entire process took only 30 minutes compared to the hours I waited four years prior,” parent Cara Sanderson says. “I highly recommend the pre-registration process for all kindergarten students.”

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 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. On Monday, September 30th the office will only be open in the afternoon, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.

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

Parents with questions can email studentenrollment@leeschools.net