ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to enroll their children in Rockford Public Schools during the early enrollment period. Early enrollment for the 2014-15 school year starts this week for students who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014.
Early enrollment also applies to students interested in the pre-kindergarten program at Maria Montessori School, which has limited seating. Montessori students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Parents applying for their child to attend the Montessori program must complete an application and attend an open house at Montessori School before the lottery for available seats.
What you need: To enroll, please bring your child’s certified birth certificate, photo ID of the parent/guardian, and two proofs of residency. (For acceptable forms of identification, please visit rps205.com. Scroll down to “Resources For: Parents.” Click on “Enroll my Child,” and scroll down to “Click here for Required Documentation for All Enrollment.”) For more information, call the Student Assignment Center at 815-967-8070.
Early enrollment can be completed between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Fairview Early Childhood Center
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Dennis Early Childhood Center
Thursday, Dec. 5 at Summerdale Early Childhood Center
Monday, Dec. 9 at Rolling Green Elementary School
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Riverdahl Elementary School
Early enrollment can be completed between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Fairgrounds Valley
Thursday, Dec. 12 at Orton Keyes
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Dec. 7: A special enrollment event with food and prizes is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Assignment Center, 2000 Christina St.
The regular kindergarten enrollment and Montessori Pre-k lottery period run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 13 through Feb. 7.