The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will hold early registration for children entering kindergarten and students new to St. Johns County and/or public schools on Wednesday, February 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, March 12 from 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Friday, May 8 from 1-5 p.m.
To be eligible for public kindergarten in St. Johns County, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for first grade, children must be 6 years old on or before September 1 and have documentation of successful completion of kindergarten.
Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2015-2016 school year. Three proofs of residency must be provided such as a current mortgage statement, lease or rent agreement and two other forms of residency documentation such as a current electric bill, car registration and/or driver’s license. Additional information on residency and guardianship as well as a link to the Attendance Zone Locator can be found on the website at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us under “Featured Links.”
Florida law requires any student entering a Florida school for the first time to show proof of required immunizations documented on the HRS Form 680. Proof of a physical examination that has been obtained within one year prior to enrollment in school is also required. Physical examinations can be performed by either a private physician or by the county health department.
Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) early registration will also take place at select schools on the above dates and times. 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.
Children applying for the VPK program must be 4 years old on or before September 1. The SJCSD offers full-day VPK at the following locations: The Webster School, John A. Crookshank, Cunningham Creek, Ketterlinus, Otis Mason, Mill Creek, Ocean Palms, Osceola, PVPV/Rawlings, South Woods, Timberlin Creek and Wards Creek elementary schools. Osceola and Crookshank elementary schools as well as The Webster School are expanding their VPK programs to include more students. For additional information on VPK, please contact Early Childhood Services at 547-4897.
Students can be registered during the spring and summer for the 2015-2016 school year, however; parents are encouraged to register during the designated dates above so that schools can adequately prepare for the new school year. Additional information regarding registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services Office at 547-7598.
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