Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 to participate in the lottery-funded pre-kindergarten program. The schedule for Pre-K registration will be at the following elementary schools:
Monday, March 17
Bel Air Cafeteria, 9 a.m.
Westmont Cafeteria, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18
Greenbrier Commons Area, 9 a.m.
North Columbia Cafeteria, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19
River Ridge Cafeteria, 9 a.m.
Martinez Cafeteria, 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 20
Brookwood Cafeteria, 9 a.m.
South Columbia Cafeteria, 1:45 p.m.
Monday, March 24
Grovetown Cafeteria, 9 a.m.
Evans Cafeteria, 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25
Lewiston Cafeteria, 9 a.m.
Euchee Creek Gym, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26
North Harlem Cafeteria, 9 a.m.
Cedar Ridge Gym, 1 p.m.
You must register at the elementary school you are zoned to attend.
Blue Ridge Elementary, Stevens Creek Elementary and Riverside Elementary parents/guardians, please note: Students residing in the Blue Ridge Elementary zone will be included in the registration at Evans Elementary; students residing in the Stevens Creek Elementary zone will be included in the registration at River Ridge Elementary; students residing in the Riverside Elementary zone will be included in the registration at Greenbrier Elementary.
Blue Ridge Elementary, Stevens Creek Elementary and Riverside Elementary children will be offered placement on an equal basis with Evans Elementary, River Ridge Elementary and Greenbrier Elementary children.
To register to attend Pre-K at a particular school, the child must reside with his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in that school zone. Please bring child's certified birth certificate for age verification, child's Social Security card, and proof of residence (gas, electric, or water bill showing service address).
A lottery will be held to determine those who have the opportunity to participate. A waiting list will be maintained once the slots are filled. Representatives from child-care centers may also be present at some schools to help place children who are not selected through the lottery in slots available at the private centers.
Registration will begin promptly at each school. Arriving 10 or 15 minutes before the designated time is advisable to allow for differences in clocks. The doors will be closed at the designated time. Those arriving late may place their names on the waiting list. If possible, please do not bring young children because there are many forms to discuss and complete.
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