Parents can register their children for 2016 Kindergarten classes in the Coweta County School System starting February 1.
Parents are encouraged to register their Kindergarten-age child early for the new school year, since many will be enrolling for school for the first time.
New student registration is conducted at the school system’s Central Registration Center at 167 Werz Industrial Boulevard in Newnan.
Kindergarten classes in Coweta County Elementary schools are open to all Coweta children who will be five years old by September 1.
Children who will be four years old by September 1 are eligible to apply for limited Pre-Kindergarten spots at the school they will attend. Application for those limited-enrollment class slots will be held Monday, March 7 through noon on Friday, March 18, with a lottery drawing at 1:00 p.m. on March 18 at their districted school.
Children chosen for Pre-K classes in the school system’s 19 elementary schools will then be able to register their child over a five-week period in April and May.
Early Kindergarten Registration will take place February 1 through April 1. Parents of Kindergarten-age children who are not currently enrolled in a Coweta school may register at the school system’s 167 Werz Industrial Blvd. Registration Center Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Kindergartners new to the school system are the largest group of children enrolled each year in the school system, and Registrar Kerry Harvey says that early registration for those new students is held for the convenience of parents. She encourages parents to take advantage of the opportunity to make an appointment.
“We can focus on helping parents get online and get all the necessary documents together, and it helps avoid delays or wait times for them as we get closer to the new school year,” she said.
Enrolling a child for school is a three-step process:
Step 1: Complete an online pre-registration form, which can be found on the school system’s website at www.cowetaschools.net. Online pre-registration may be completed at home, or at kiosks available at the Werz Industrial Blvd. office.
Step 2: Call the Coweta County Schools Registration Center at 770-254-5551 to schedule a registration appointment.
Step 3: Gather the following required registration documents for your child’s appointment.
1. Birth Certificate (for the student being enrolled) – A state-issued, certified copy is required (hospital certificates are not accepted).
2. Social Security Card (for the student being enrolled)
3. Proof of Residence – two (2) items from the following list are required for address verification:
a. Mortgage documents or a security deed which indicates the location of the residence;
b. Apartment or home lease or rent receipt indicating the current address;
c. Current electrical bill or an approved application for electrical service showing the current address (please bring the entire bill, to show electrical service and address);
d. Property tax records which indicate the location of the residence;
e. Voter precinct identification card or other voter documentation indicating the current address.
4. State ID or Drivers License – Must be current (not expired). Students may only be registered by a biological parent or legal guardian. Proof of custody or guardianship is required if the registering adult is not the birth parent.
5. Immunization Certificate – Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) immunization certificate form 3231 or a signed 30-day waiver. For students new to Georgia, a 90-day waiver can be issued at the time of student registration.
6. Hearing-Dental-Vision-Nutritional Certificate on Georgia Form 3300 or a signed 90-day waiver.
Immunization and Hearing-Dental-Vision certificates can be obtained from the Coweta County Health Department (770-254-7400), or from a family physician. Short-term waivers issued to students new to Georgia during registration will allow parents time to obtain the certificates, but students may be withdrawn if the certificates are not filed by the end of the waiver period.
Georgia law requires that students must be four years old by September 1 in order to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten classes, and five years old by September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.
Students enrolled in a Coweta County School System Pre-Kindergarten class during the 2015-16 school year do not need to register again to enter Kindergarten.
Students must attend the school for which their home is districted. To find out what elementary school district serves an address, call the Coweta County School System Transportation Department at 770-254-2820.
Cutline (1 and 2): Parents can register their children for 2016 Kindergarten classes in the Coweta County School System starting February 1, at Coweta County School System’s central registration center at 167 Werz Industrial Boulevard in Newnan. Above, registrars Angelica Flores, Tanya Grieb and Kerry Harvey will help parents at the registration center.
Cutline (3): Parents register their children for school at the Coweta County School System’s Central Registration Center.