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March 28 , 2016
Polk County Public Schools will again have the option for parents and guardians to register their children online for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents and guardians are being urged to sign up beginning Friday, April 1, and may also register in person at their zoned school.
The registration period ends on Monday, May 2, 2016.
During the week of April 25 – 29, schools will designate a time and date for parents to visit and tour the zoned school. Watch for specific times and dates on the school marque. Students entering kindergarten must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2016.
To ensure that your kindergartener gets a seat at his or her zoned school, parents need to register their child beginning April 1.
To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:
(1) birthdate verification, 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. For further information about documentation requirements, parents and guardians are asked to contact their zoned school.
(2) Two proofs of residency are required. Acceptable proofs of residency include: mortgage document, property tax record, home or apartment lease agreement, a current utility bill (electric, gas, phone, water, cable), current voter registration document, proof of government benefits (Medicare, disability, food stamps, DCF correspondence), current Florida Driver’s License, automobile registration or automobile insurance.
-Visit www.polk-fl.net/PARENTS/enroll/default.htm to view a helpful video on how to enroll your child in a Polk County Public School and what documents you will need.
-Gather the necessary documents and take them to your student’s zoned school.
-Visit the school your student is zoned for to obtain a paper enrollment packet.
-Complete all information and return packet to school.
-Gather the necessary documents. If your student is currently enrolled in a Polk County Pre-K or VPK program, you cannot register online.
-Click the menu item titled “Pre-Registration” then follow the on-screen prompts.
-If assistance is needed during this process, contact the Polk County Public Schools’ IST Help Desk at 863.519.8040 or HelpDesk@polk-fl.net.
Information concerning Pre-K registration is available at your child’s zoned school.
For additional information about Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up contact your child’s zoned school or Polk County Public Schools’ Office of Pupil Accounting at 863.534.0716.