This year Kindergarten Student Open Enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year runs from January 22 – March 23, 2018 in Lee County.
Parents, as if you weren’t already nervous about your child starting elementary school, there are steps you need to do first, so that they are registered for the upcoming school year. It can be overwhelming, but our Hello SWFL journalist and mom of twins, Tara Settembre, just went through it and she has the following lesson’s learned.
Incoming Kindergarten students (children who will be age five on or before September 1st of every year) that did not attend a District Pre-K school will need their parents to apply in person at a student assignment office during the open enrollment period. Parents need to register their child even if they have an older child already in school – there are NO automatic assignments for students that did not attend a District Pre-K School.
What you Need to Bring to Register Your Child for Kindergarten:
You can gather the paperwork needed to bring into a Student Assignment Office, which includes:
A parent’s photo ID
Child’s Original Birth Certificate
Child’s Social Security Card – (if available)
Health Examination (physical) – The exam must be dated within 12 months prior to registration.
Florida Certificate of Immunization
Proof of Address (one of the following:)
Current electric bill, water bill, cable bill or any utility bill that shows a service address.
Signed Lease Agreement or Statement From Landlord on their letterhead verifying occupancy.
Homestead Exemption Card
Proof of Custody is required if child is not living with both natural parents.
Next step, print and fill out a registration application form for each child. If you didn’t receive an application in the mail, this form can be found at www.leeschools.net/elementaryschoolregistration. You can also pick-up the same form at the Student Assignment Offices, but having it completed ahead of time will save you a step once there.
Also, determine the Zone in which you live and get better acquainted with the school’s available to your child. You will need to rank all the school’s in order of preference.
Student Assignment Offices:
CAPE CORAL – 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. North, Cape Coral, FL 33993
Phone: (239) 242-2059 | Fax: (239) 458-1079
Located in the Lee County High Tech Center North, off of Pine Island Road, just north of Roger Dean Chevrolet.
FORT MYERS – 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone: (239) 337-8247 | Fax: (239) 335-1428
Located at the corner of Colonial Blvd. and Metro Pkwy. behind McDonalds.
LEHIGH ACRES – 1262 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33926
Phone: (239) 337-8347 | Fax: (239) 303-2589
Located off Beth Stacey Blvd. in the Community Health Association Complex.
You will receive a student assignment application receipt upon leaving. Come April families will be notified about their child’s confirmed school choice.
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