Coweta Schools Pre-K Applications this week, Online Student Registrations underway

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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.

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.

New Student Registration

Parents of students who are new to the Coweta County School System can register their children for the 2020-2021 school year through a new online registration system.

Parents who began registration before schools closed on March 13, but did not complete the process, will need to begin the process again to complete an online registration.  Parents with questions about the process can call the registration center at 770-254-5551 or write to them at [email protected].

Parents are urged to register students as early as possible to avoid the rush of registering near the start of the new school year on Thursday, August 6.

To register a student online, parents can go to www.cowetaschools.net and complete an online pre-registration (located on the page under the heading “School Registration”). In addition to basic information, parents can then upload electronic copies of required student documents and proof of residency documents (pdf, a high-quality jpeg or other photo, or other format).

PARENTS UPLOAD the following digital-format documents:
• Birth Certificate or Passport for student.  Birth certificates may be obtained for a fee at the Coweta County Probate Court Office in downtown Newnan (770-254-2640).
• Social Security Card for student.
• Parent/Guardian Driver’s License or other state issued ID.
• Georgia Immunization Certificate – form #3231. Students new to Georgia, may be enrolled provisionally with waiver issued at time of registration.
• Georgia Hearing, Dental, Vision, Nutritional Screening – form #3300. Students new to Georgia, may be enrolled provisionally with waiver issued at time of registration.
(* Immunization and Hearing-Dental-Vision certificates can be obtained from the Coweta County Health Department (770-254-7400), or from a family physician. Students new to Georgia, may be enrolled provisionally with waiver issued at time of registration.) 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (two items from the following list):
• Current monthly mortgage statement which indicates the location of the residence
• Apartment/home lease or rent receipt indicating the current address
• Current electric bill or application for electrical service showing service address
• Property tax record which indicates the location of the residence
• Voter precinct identification card with current address
(Please note: if proofs are not in the parent or legal guardian’s name, please also upload the ID for the person whose name appears on the proofs)
* Other helpful documentation for enrollment include custody documents, if applicable, academic transcripts and/or withdrawal form, and special education documents (IEP for services)

After completing the online registration, parents will receive an email with their application status and further instructions.

Parents who do not have access to online capabilities can still visit the school system’s Central Registration Center at 167 Werz Industrial Boulevard in Newnan, by first calling 770-254-5551 to schedule an appointment to pick up a paper registration packet. In order to follow the social distancing guidelines, the school system’s Central Registration Center cannot accept any walk-in registrations at this time.

The registration center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. from May 1 through May 29.  Over the summer (June 1 through July 16), the center will be open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and closed on Fridays.

For assistance, parents can contact the school system’s Central Registration Center at 770-254-5551 or by email to [email protected].

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