All Barrow County School System (BCSS) Pre-K classes are pending state budget funding and approval of the BCSS Pre-K Grant Agreement by Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
All BCSS Georgia Pre-K Program classes are at the nine elementary schools. They follow the BCSS calendar and elementary school hours (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Bus transportation is available within your child's elementary school zone. Pre-K students must attend class within their elementary attendance zone (unless student numbers create a need for a combo class).
The number of Pre-K classes at each school will be determined based on the number of Pre-K Lottery applications and factors such as space available, etc. The first 22 students drawn in the lottery from each elementary school attendance zone will be in Pre-K Class A. The next 22 students drawn will be in Pre-K Class B. If there is a need for a class C in that zone, the next 22 students drawn will be in Class C. The rest of the students drawn in the lottery will establish the order of the waiting list for that school attendance zone. Enrollment is limited to 22 students per class.
Please only register for Pre-K if you received a letter or email that your student's lottery number was selected. Thank you.
Have the following ready before you start the registration process:
- Proof of Residency (Dated within 30 days)
Examples include utility bill (electric, gas, water, cable/satellite, garbage or house phone), settlement statement or rental/lease agreement. If you're living with someone and do not have proof in your name, contact registration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Possible needed forms: Multi-Family Residence Certificate Form | Certificate of Rental Agreement
- Parent/Guardian Photo ID
- Student’s Birth Certificate (Or other acceptable proof of age and identity)
- Student’s Social Security Card
Used for the purposes of identification and for application for the Hope scholarship and other post-secondary applications. You may sign a waiver stating you do not wish to provide a Social Security number at the time of enrollment.
- Custody documents (if not the birth parent) or Kinship Caregiver form. This form must be complete and notarized.
- Georgia Immunization Form 3231
- New Health Form 3300
The vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screenings reported on the Certificate must have been conducted within one year prior to the time the child is admitted for the first time to a public school. Please be sure the screener signs, dates, and stamps the form.
Please do not take forms to the schools for registration. The registration process must be done online. No in-person visits. See instructions to help with uploading documents. Please be sure to upload the required documents before scheduling a registration review.
Any openings that become available in the Pre-K classes will be filled using the waiting list from that school attendance zone. The Pre-K Director will keep documentation on file of the progression of the waiting lists.
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