Kindergarten enrollment in Rockford Public Schools starts Dec. 1. Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to enroll their children for the 2016-17 school year during this early enrollment period. Incoming kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016.
To enroll in the full-day kindergarten program, parents should bring their child’s certified birth certificate, parent/guardian’s photo ID, and two acceptable proofs of residency/address. (For example: a utility bill dated within the last 30 days, mortgage closing papers, signed and dated lease with proof of last month’s payment, a Department of Human Services medical card with a current address. Call 815-967-8070 for more details.)
Enroll at the following Early Childhood sites between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.:
- Tuesday, Dec. 1 Fairview Early Childhood Center
- Wednesday, Dec. 2 Dennis Early Childhood Center
- Thursday, Dec. 3 Summerdale Early Childhood Center
- Monday, Dec. 7 Rolling Green Elementary School
- Tuesday, Dec. 8 Nashold Elementary School
Enroll at the following Head Start sites between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.:
- Thursday, Dec. 10 Fairgrounds
- Friday, Dec. 11 Orton Keyes
If parents can’t attend the early enrollment period, they’re welcome to come to the Student Assignment Center for the annual kindergarten enrollment period Jan. 11-Feb. 5. The Student Assignment Center is open each week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 815-967-8070 for more details.
Special enrollment event: RPS 205 is also hosting a special kindergarten and Montessori pre-k enrollment event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Student Assignment Center, 2000 Christina St. The Enrollment Extravaganza includes food and prizes. Learn more about RPS 205 and sign up for kindergarten. Call 815-967-8070 for more, or visit the Student Assignment Center page.