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Kindergarten Round Up

We are excited to welcome new kindergarteners to our district this fall! In the upcoming weeks, schools across our county are hosting Kindergarten Round Up, offering students and families a firsthand look at kindergarten life. Kindergarten Round Up is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the school’s campus and teachers. We can’t wait to meet the Class of 2031!
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Kindergarten Round Up schedule


What do I need to register for kindergarten?

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card, if available
  • Florida Physical HRS form supplied by a doctor dated after August 10, 2017
  • Florida Immunization Record on HRS hard card (form #680) supplied by a doctor
  • Two forms of verification of address that prove where you live but are NOT your driver’s license or state-issued ID card (some examples are a utility bill, paycheck stub, vehicle registration, lease, or a contract to purchase a home)
  • If a child lives with someone who is not a parent, you may also need to complete a student resident form, which is available at the school

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  • What our district calls your “Attendance Area School” is the school that is assigned to you based on your address. You may also hear it called your “zoned” school or “neighborhood” school. To find your Attendance Area School, type your address in the online School Locator.
  • We encourage you to come to the Kindergarten Round Up at that school to learn more about kindergarten life at the school. You can also call the school if you have questions about the school or the registration process.
  • If you would like your child to attend your Attendance Area School, register in person at the school using the documents you’ll find above under “What do I need to register for kindergarten?”
  • Students should be registered by the beginning of June 2018.
  • Choice Application

    • Parents are welcome to visit multiple Kindergarten Round Ups across our district to explore your school options, which are all tuition-free.
    • To attend a Hillsborough County Public Schools school that is not your Attendance Area School, you’ll need to complete a Hillsborough Choice application by January 31, 2018.
    • Approval depends on requirements you can read about under “School Choice”, including whether there is available space in the requested school.
    • We will let you know whether the application is approved in early March.
    • If you have questions, contact the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692.

    Magnet Application

    • Magnet programs have a focus – like art, science, or medicine – that is included throughout the school. This brings your child all of their important elementary school education, while also helping them explore a special focus in-depth.
    • If you are interested in a Magnet school, make sure you read Magnet School Steps to Apply under “Magnet Programs”.
    • To apply for admission to a Magnet school, you’ll need to complete a Hillsborough Choice application by January 31, 2018. (To simplify the process, our Magnet and Choice programs both use the same Hillsborough Choice application.)
    • Approval depends on requirements you can read about under “Magnet Programs”, including whether there is available space in the requested school. When we have more students apply for a Magnet school than we have available space, we use a lottery process to determine which students receive offers to attend.
    • We will let you know whether the application is approved in early March.
    • If your application is approved, you’ll receive an offer from a school; students need to receive an offer before registering at a Magnet school.
    • If you have questions, contact the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692.

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