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Kindergarten/PreK Registration to Start in March

February 17, 2020

To register kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students entering Dripping Springs ISD schools in the fall of 2020, parents can get a headstart by filling out most information online starting March 23, 2020. Parents should go to the registration link to complete the online portion of the enrollment process by April 3, 2020. The registration webpage includes instructions and a link to get started; new kindergarten/pre-K students should look for “New Families” under Step 2. 

Then, on Tuesday, April 14, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and on Thursday, April 16, from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., parents should visit the campus their child will be attending to complete the process by presenting required documents. Kindergartners must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2020  to be registered for the 2020-21 school year.

Families enrolling in the tuition-based Pre-K program will be entered into a lottery to determine if they are placed at the campus of their choice. Enrollment assignments are not given on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, there is no advantage to lining up early in the morning to secure a Pre-K “spot” at the campus of choice.

For both kindergarten and pre-K students, the following documents should be brought to the in-person registration day:

·         Proof of residency (electric bill and copy of lease/warranty deed/property tax statement with homestead exemption listed)

·         Parent/guardian photo ID

·         Child’s certified birth certificate

·         Immunization record

·         Child’s Social Security card

 

DSISD offers three types of Pre-K for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2020. See the pre-K webpage for complete information.

1) Tuition-based for district residents

2) Free for qualified children, based on at least one of the following documents:

  • Language proficiency assessment administered by the district;
  • Pay stubs, tax return statements, verification of enrollment in a state/federal program such as SNAP or Medicaid;
  • Statement of Residence-homeless classification;
  • Verification of parental enrollment in the armed forces;
  • Verification of the child being in conservatorship the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services;
  • Verification of parental eligibility for the Star of Texas Award and employment as a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical first responder.

3) Tuition-based for out-of-district residents (limited capacity)

 

Kindergarten and preK students are assigned to a campus based on the district’s attendance zone boundaries. The Address Look-Up feature on the district website directs users to the correct campus.