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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in DeKalb County to be Conducted Differently This Year

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in DeKalb County will look different this year. Registration packets will be passed out on May 13 with two separate times for parents to choose from.

May 13
9:00 am-11:00 am: Upcoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students can pick up packets at their designated school (Smithville Elementary or DeKalb West) at this time.

3:30 pm-5:30 pm: Upcoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students can pick up packets at their designated school (Smithville Elementary or DeKalb West) at this time.

*During both sets of time, upcoming kindergarten parents can sit in their car, complete the paperwork, and submit the registration packet all in one visit.

**Upcoming SES PRE-K parents will have to take their registration folder with them and schedule an appointment with Mrs. Burklow at the Board of Education (615-597-4084) to return their folders. Upcoming PRE-K parents MAY NOT return their registration to Smithville Elementary, these packets must be returned to Mrs. Burklow.

***DeKalb West School PRE-K packet drop offs for upcoming pre-K students will also be scheduled through Mrs. Burklow for drop off on May 20 at DWS.

May 20
8:00 am-5:00 pm: Parents may drop off their child’s completed KINDERGARTEN registration packets at their assigned school (SES or DWS) if they did not stay and complete them on May 13.

What will parents need for Kindergarten registration?
Parents will need COPIES of these four things: certified copy of birth certificate with the state seal, proof of residence in DeKalb County (i.e. gas/electric bill), and a current, up to date, physical examination and immunization record (These must be on a Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization, which can be obtained from your doctor’s office or the Health Department).

***Students must turn 5 on or before August 15, 2020 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

If a parent cannot provide a copy and the original is all they have, copies can be made at the school on May 13 or May 20. However, parents are encouraged to bring copies of the originals so that everything is prepared and finalized upon submission.

What will parents need for Pre-K registration?

Parents will need COPIES of these items: Proof of income for all household members, certified copy of birth certificate with the state seal, proof of residence in DeKalb County (i.e. gas/electric bill), and a current, up to date, physical examination and immunization record (These must be on a Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization, which can be obtained from your doctor’s office or the Health Department).

***Students must turn 4 on or before August 15, 2020 to enroll in Pre-K for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have questions, please call Smithville Elementary at 615-597-4415, or DeKalb West School at 615-536-5332. Questions about Pre-K registration can be directed to Michelle Burklow at 615-597-4084.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in DeKalb County to be Conducted Differently This Year Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in DeKalb County will look different this year. Registration packets