Pre-Kindergarten Program

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    Pre-K Program Overview

    Dripping Springs ISD offers a full-day Pre-k program (7:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) at each of the district elementary campuses. The program is available to all eligible students on a tuition basis; students may qualify under the state-mandated free program. (See details below.)

    Children who are four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, and who do not qualify for the state-mandated free Pre-K program are eligible to enroll in the tuition-supported Pre-K program at their home DSISD campus.

     
    Important Date Information (2021-2022 School Year)

    Online Registration opens March 8, 2021.

    *In order to be included in the Pre-K Lottery process, parents must complete the following items by April 1, 2021.

      * Submit all required documents to the campus.

    • Parent Agreement Form
    • Transportation and Payment Options
    • Proof of Residence:  Current lease agreement AND a current electric bill OR   
    • Settlement statement with signature page/warranty deed AND a current electric bill OR
    • Current tax statement indicating Homestead Exemption {Click Here}
    • Parent/Guardian Photo Identification
    • Birth Certificate (Certified) - Certified birth certificates can be ordered at Texas.gov for $22.  This service, offered in English and Spanish, provides parents with a secure option for ordering their child's birth certificate.  The orders are fulfilled by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
    • Student's Social Security Card
    • Immunization Records (List of Required Immunizations)  (Area Immunization Providers)

        New Students moving into the district for the 2021-2022 school year, the New Student Online Enrollment will open on March 8, 2021  

       Please contact the campus registrar after completing the online registration to set-up an appointment to bring in the required documents.  

                    Dripping Springs Elementary email: barbara.robinson@dsisdtx.us

                    Walnut Springs Elementary email: melissa.dorsey@dsisdtx.us

                    Rooster Springs Elementary email: joel.miles@dsisdtx.us

                    Sycamore Springs Elementary email: shannon.miskol@dsisdtx.us

                    Dripping Springs ISD: cheryl.brown@dsisdtx.us

     

    State-Mandated Free Pre-K Eligibility

    • Be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2021, AND
    • Be a resident of Dripping Springs ISD AND
    • Meet immunization requirements AND
    • Meet at least one of the following conditions:

             - A child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or

            - A child is homeless; or

            - A child has a parent or official guardian who is an active duty member of   the armed forces of the United States,

               including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or

            - A child has ever been in foster care, or child is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program due to limited family income.

               (If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Child Nutrition Services at (512) 858-3057.)

            - Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).

     

    Tuition and Fees for the 2021-2022 school year

    Annual Tuition is $6,000 per student and there is a $100 deposit fee, due upon at registration. There are three payment options:

    1. The total annual tuition is paid in full.
    2. Each semester’s tuition is paid ($3,000 payable on the first day of each semester).
    3. Parents who wish to pay on a monthly basis must agree to automatic payment from a debit or credit card ($600 on the 15th of each month).

    The district may not adopt a tuition rate for the pre-kindergarten program that is higher than necessary to cover the added costs of providing the program, including any costs associated with collecting, reporting, and analyzing data under Section 29.1532 (c), and must submit the proposed tuition rate to the commissioner for approval.