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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Is Feb. 22 – March 4

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Is Feb. 22 – March 4
Posted on 02/24/2016
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Enrollment time for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend the Portland Public Schools in the 2016-2017 school year is approaching. The registration dates this year run from Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, March 4.

The pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds will accept pre-registration applications during that time period. The district plans to have 96 slots available in six classrooms; final numbers and classrooms are contingent on the approval of funding of the 2016-17 Portland Public Schools' budget.

Children are eligible if they turn 4 years old by October 15 of this year and live in Portland. The program is free and follows the Portland Public Schools' calendar. The pre-kindergarten day runs from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.

The pre-kindergarten classes will be chosen by lottery on March 7 if more children apply than the space allotted. 

Children must be 5 years of age by October 15 in order to attend kindergarten.  Kindergarten enrollment takes place by appointment at the child’s neighborhood school beginning Feb. 22 through March 4, and also is ongoing.

If you do not know which school is in your neighborhood, please call 874-8237 or email dorer@portlandschools with your home address and what grade your child/children is/are entering and a PPS staff person will let you know which is your neighborhood school.

To enroll children whose families speak a language other than or in addition to English at home, please contact the Multilingual Intake Center (874-8135). They will oversee English language proficiency testing and health screening as well as enrollment. 

Please bring the following documents to register a child: original proof of birth, the child’s immunization record, and proof of residency in the city of Portland.

For more information about pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration, go to the district website, www.portlandschools.org and click on the “For parents” quick link and then go to “School enrollment.” Or you can just click here.