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, 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 before the lottery for available seats.
What you need: 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. 2 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.