By: Rob Spicker
The School District of Lee County opened pre-registration today for students who will start kindergarten in August 2022. Pre-registration is available until November 30th. Signing up early allows parents to avoid the lengthy wait times often experienced during the traditional student enrollment period.
“Last year we had 2,500 new kindergarten students who could have secured a seat in the same K-5 elementary school as their older siblings by registering early, and only 500 did so,” says Soretta Ralph, Executive Director of Student Enrollment. “Some of those remaining 2,000 kindergartners are attending different schools than their brother or sister right now because they waited until an open enrollment or later to register. Every family can avoid that happening to them by taking advantage of pre-registration and enrolling their incoming kindergartner now.”
Students entering kindergarten in August 2022 must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022.
The documents required to pre-register include:
- Physical exam (dated within the last year)
- Florida Certificate of Immunization
- Proof of address
- Original birth certificate
- Social Security Card (if available)
- Custody documents (if applicable)
- Parent Photo ID
- Registration form (available here)
Parents may pre-register their children online by providing all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may also mail the documents, submit them by fax to 239-335-1417, or place them in the secure drop box outside The Student Enrollment Office entrance.
Parents who wish can visit The Student Enrollment Office located inside the Lee County Public Education Center at 2855 Colonial Blvd in Fort Myers. The office is open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The Student Enrollment Office practices social distancing so only one family member is allowed in the lobby.
More information can be found on the School District’s website. Parents with questions can email email@example.com