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Kindergarten Round-Up for Polk County Public Schools is scheduled to begin tomorrow, April 26, 2012. Many schools have designated special days, times or evening hours during Round-Up to enroll kindergarteners. Please contact individual schools for their Kindergarten Round-Up schedules. Schools can also tell you about required proof of age, medical and residency documentation needed for enrollment. Students entering kindergarten must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2012.
Call the school district’s Office of Pupil Accounting at 863.534.0716 or click here to learn which school a child is zoned to attend for kindergarten.
To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and guardians must present the following: legal proof of age (i.e. a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport); a current physical exam dated within the last 12 months and a certificate of immunization (Florida Department of Health form 680) showing all shots including second MMR, polio, DPT/DTaP, Hepatitis B series and second varicella or signed proof of chicken pox.
Proofs of residency from two different categories are also required: Category 1-mortgage document, property tax record, home or apartment lease agreement; Category 2- a current utility bill (electric, gas, phone, water, cable); Category 3- current voter registration document; Category 4- proof of government benefits (Medicare, disability, food stamps, HRS correspondence). Driver’s license and vehicle registration papers are not accepted as proofs of residency.News