Kindergarten Registration


•Any child that is not currently enrolled as a PreK student in the Decatur County School System MUST be screened before he/she can be enrolled in public kindergarten.

•Any PK student who is not currently attending their zone school must register for Kindergarten at their zone school on March 26th.

•PK students currently enrolled and attending PK at their zone school do not need to attend Kindergarten Registration.

Kindergarten Registration/Screening will be held on March 26th at each of the four elementary schools. A child must be five (5) years old ON or BEFORE September 1, 2019, in order to be eligible for public kindergarten. A parent/guardian MUST complete a Kindergarten Registration packet in order to enroll the child at the school for which he/she is zoned. Any exception to attendance in zone must be requested during Choice Week which will be held April 22-26, 2019. Any questions concerning correct zone can be answered at the individual schools or at the Board of Education Bus Shop.

In addition to their child, parents will need to bring the child’s certified Birth Certificate, Immunization Certificate, Social Security Card, and proof of residence to the registration. Acceptable proofs of residence include current rent receipt, power bill, water bill, or, if living with a relative, a notarized letter with one of the previously named bills attached. If a child has not completed his/her immunization, the Health Department should be contacted. Please note that the completion of the Hepatitis B series (3 doses) and Varicella (2 doses) are part of the required immunization.

The registration and/or screening will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on March 26th at each elementary school. Parents should report to the school’s office. Parents will not need to make an appointment for the screening.

The following schools are involved in the kindergarten registration:

John-Johnson Elementary
1947 South West Street Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
(229) 248-2215

Potter Street Elementary
725 Potter Street
Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
(229) 248-2253

Jones-Wheat Elementary
1401 E Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
(229) 248-2218

West Bainbridge Elementary
915 Zorn Road
Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
(229) 248-2821

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