Coweta School System Pre-K Applications to continue May 26-29

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From Coweta County Schools Press Release

Coweta County School System elementary schools will continue to take applications for the 2020-21 Pre-Kindergarten lottery drawing on May 26 through noon on May 29.

This year’s Pre-Kindergarten application process was interrupted by the closure of schools on March 12.  The four-day period in late May will complete that process and will end on May 29 with a drawing for next year’s classes.  Parents who already applied for the 2020 Pre-K lottery between March 2 and March 12 will not need to re-apply.

Click the following link to view the Coweta County Pre-K Application Plan.

New applications will be taken at parents’ districted elementary schools from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 26, 27 and 28, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 29.  This year’s drawing will be held for the limited Pre-K classes at 1 p.m. on May 29.

Children must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2020 to be eligible to participate in the Pre-K Program. To apply for Pre-K slots, parents must bring photo identification for the parent, a birth certificate for the applying child, and one form of proof of residence (including, for example, a mortgage document or a security deed, apartment, lease or rent receipt indicating the current address, a current electrical bill, property tax records or voter precinct identification card).

Documents and applications will be accepted at the school via drive through method.  Social distancing will be maintained at each site.  Parents should remain in their vehicles during this time, and  will be met outside of the school at each site. After the school has verified age eligibility and residence, parents or guardians will complete the Pre-K application and place the application in a secure container.

Parents who need to obtain a state-issued birth certificate for their child can do so at the Coweta County Probate Court office, or can call their school for guidance.

The drawing for this year’s Pre-K lottery will take place at each school at 1 p.m. To adhere to social distancing practices, only school administration will participate in the drawing onsite. All names will be randomly drawn. For most schools, the first 22 selected names will receive instructions to participate in the 2020-2021 Pre-K Program. All names drawn beyond the first 22 class spots at each school will be placed on a waitlist. For families attending Brooks, Moreland, Poplar Road, Welch, Canongate, and Eastside, 44 names will be selected before the waitlist begins.

Parents will be contacted on May 29 or June 1 by school officials regarding the selection status of their child’s participation in the Pre-K Program for the 2020-2021 school term.

If a child’s name is randomly drawn on May 29, parents will need to register their child formally through the school system’s Online Registration process between June 1 and June 12. Parents are asked to not submit the online application until they have been notified by the school that their child has a spot.

If a child’s name is placed on the waitlist, parents may reach out to a private site to inquire about open Georgia Lottery Pre-K Program slots. Click here to see a list of Coweta County’s Private Sites. Click here to locate new private sites not  found on this list.

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