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Registration to Open for Kindergarten and Pre-K

March 3, 2021

 

Parents can begin registering students for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten entering Dripping Springs ISD schools in the fall of 2021 beginning Monday, March 8. While new boundaries currently are being developed in preparation for the opening of Cypress Springs Elementary, parents may refer to current attendance zones for assigned campus.

 

Kindergarten: For new kindergartners, parents should go to the Registration webpage for instructions. Families that have never had any students enrolled at DSISD should start by filling out the Account Request for new students, which includes the selection of a login and password. After logging into the application, there is a button for “New Student Online Enrollment.” Families that have one or more students currently enrolled in the district and wish to enroll a kindergartner for the fall of 2021 should log into Family Access and select the New Student Online Enrollment button.

 

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the year enrolling, be a resident of Dripping Springs ISD, and meet the immunization requirements. There is no deadline to complete this process, but early registrations help the district with its staffing plans for the fall.

 

For both kindergarten and pre-K registration, the following documents are required:

  • 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
  • Parent/Guardian Photo Identification
  • Birth Certificate (Certified)
  • Student's Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record

Parents should email the campus registrar to their currently assigned campus after completing the online registration to set up an appointment to bring in the required documents. 

 

Dripping Springs Elementary

Walnut Springs Elementary

Rooster Springs Elementary

Sycamore Springs Elementary

 

Pre-K: Families enrolling in the tuition-based Pre-K program will be entered into a lottery to determine if they are placed at their home campus. Enrollment assignments are not given on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, there is no advantage to completing the online registration early that day to secure a Pre-K “spot” at a particular campus. Pre-K students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the year enrolling, be a resident of Dripping Springs ISD, and meet the immunization requirements. In order to be included in the Pre-K lottery process, parents must take the following steps by Thursday, April 1.

In addition to the required documents listed above, the following forms for pre-K students should be submitted to the campus registrar.

          
Free pre-K eligibility is based on the following state-determined criteria:

  • 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.
    • 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).