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Kindergarten Round-Up kicks off
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Kindergarten Round-Up kicks off

Polk County, Florida -- Kindergarten Round-Up for Polk County Public Schools began yesterday, April 26 and many schools have designated special days, times or evening hours during Round-Up to enroll kindergarteners. 

Please contact individual schools for their Kindergarten Round-Up schedules. Schools can also tell you about required proof of age, medical and residency documentation needed for enrollment. Students entering kindergarten must be five-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2012.

Call the school district’s Office of Pupil Accounting at 863.534.0716 or visit http://www.polk-fl.net/schools/schoolsinyourarea.htm to learn which school a child is zoned to attend for kindergarten.

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and guardians must present the following:

  • legal proof of age (i.e. a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport)
  • current physical exam dated within the last 12 months
  • certificate of immunization (Florida Department of Health form 680) showing all shots including second MMR, polio, DPT/DTaP, Hepatitis B series and second varicella or signed proof of chicken pox

Proofs of residency from two different categories are also required:

  • Category 1-mortgage document, property tax record, home or apartment lease agreement
  • Category 2- a current utility bill (electric, gas, phone, water, cable)
  • Category 3- current voter registration document
  • Category 4- proof of government benefits (Medicare, disability, food stamps, HRS correspondence)

Driver’s license and vehicle registration papers are not accepted as proofs of residency.

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