Early kindergarten registration dates announced for St. Johns County

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By NewsLine Staff
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The St. Johns County School District will hold early registration for children entering kindergarten for the 2017 – 2018 school year on the following dates:

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1  p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4, 1  p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To be eligible for public kindergarten in the St. Johns County School District, children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1 and must reside in St. Johns County.

Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2017 – 2018 school year. To find your school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/zoning/. Students zoned for new Elementary School “M” will need to register at Pacetti Bay Middle School, located at 245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine. Contact the Student Services Department at 547-7598 for additional information on registration and zoning.

Requirements for registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Documentation of a health examination performed on or after Aug. 11, 2016
  • Proof of completed required immunizations on Form DH680
  • Proof of residence per the Residency and Guardianship Policy located at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/residency/

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) early registration will also take place at select schools on the above dates and times. Children entering the VPK program must be four years old on or before Sept. 1. The St. Johns County School District VPK offers a high-quality early childhood education program with small class sizes and degreed teachers with certification in disabilities.

VPK is available at John A. Crookshank, Cunningham Creek, Durbin Creek, Ketterlinus, Otis Mason, Mill Creek, Ocean Palms, Osceola, PVPV/Rawlings, South Woods, Timberlin Creek and Wards Creek elementary schools as well as The Webster School and Valley Ridge Academy.

The St. Johns County School District Head Start Program is currently taking applications for the 2017 – 2018 school year at the Head Start Office located at 102 Martin Luther King Ave. in St. Augustine.

For additional information on VPK or Head Start, contact Early Childhood Services at (904) 547-4897.