NYC Public Schools Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open

If you have a child who will begin kindergarten in September 2012, the New York City Department of Education has communicated key dates for families of children who will begin kindergarten in September 2012. Registration is now open through March 2, 2012 for families to apply in person at their zoned school.

 

Kindergarten Public School Registration for Children Entering Kindergarten September 2012
When: Now through March 2, 2012
Details: Families should apply in person between January 9 and March 2 at their zoned school and also apply to other schools which their children are eligible to attend.  Schools will notify families about assignment offers beginning on March 19. To accept an offer, families must visit the school that made the offer with their children between March 26 and April 20 to pre-register.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Children are eligible to start kindergarten in September 2012 if they were born in 2007, and are residents of New York City.
  • Required Documents:
  • Families must show the following documentation when they apply to a school.
  • Proof of residence. This consists of any two of the following documents:
  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name and dated within the last 60 days;
  • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency indicating the resident’s name and address and dated within the last 60 days;
  • An original lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence;
  • A current property tax bill for the residence
  • A water bill for the residence dated within the last 60 days;
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer dated within the last 60 days, such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead will not be accepted);
    • Child’s birth certificate or passport;
    • Names of any siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 at the school in September 2012.

    Zoned Schools Priority Assignments:

    Zoned schools will give priority to students who live in that zone. Schools will make assignments according to the following priorities, listed from highest to lowest:
    1.      Zoned students with a sibling who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 at the school in September 2012;
    2.      All other zoned students;
    3.      Students residing in the school’s district but outside the school’s zone, with a sibling who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 at the school in September 2012;
    4.      Student residing outside of the school’s district with a sibling who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 at the school in September 2012;
    5.      All other students residing in the school’s district but outside the school’s zone,
    6.      All other students.

     

    Families can visit the Department’s Web site at www.nyc.gov/schools or call 311 to locate their zoned school.

     

     

     

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