Kindergarten enrollment in Rockford Public Schools starts this week. Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to enroll their children for the 2015-16 school year during this early enrollment period. This application period is also for children and families interested in the pre-kindergarten program at Maria Montessori School.
Incoming kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Montessori pre-kindergarten students must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Parents/guardians applying for the Montessori pre-k lottery must complete an application and attend a mandatory orientation at Maria Montessori School before the lottery.
To enroll, 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 a cancelled bank statement or proof of last month’s payment, a current Department of Human Services medical card, for example. Call 815-967-8070 for more details.)
Enroll at the following sites between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.:
- Tuesday, Dec. 2 Fairview Early Childhood Center
- Wednesday, Dec. 3 Dennis Early Childhood Center
- Thursday, Dec. 4 Summerdale Early Childhood Center
- Monday, Dec. 8 Rolling Green Elementary School
- Tuesday, Dec. 9 Riverdahl Elementary School
Enroll at the following Head Start sites between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.:
- Wednesday, Dec. 10 Fairgrounds Valley
- Thursday, Dec. 11 Orton Keyes
Rockford Public Schools is also hosting a special enrollment event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Student Assignment Center, 2000 Christina St. The event includes food and prizes. Come learn more about RPS 205 and sign up for kindergarten or Montessori pre-kindergarten.
If parents can’t attend the early enrollment period, they’re welcome to come to the Student Assignment Center for the annual kindergarten enrollment and Montessori pre-k enrollment period Jan. 12-Feb. 6. The Student Assignment Center is open each week 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. Wednesday.