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Duval County Public Schools kindergarten registration now open

Families who enroll in the month of May will receive a kindergarten starter kit, with a free book, pencils and more.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (Note: The video above is from an unrelated story.)

As this school year comes to a close, it's time to start planning ahead for the next year.

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is now open for Duval County Public Schools.

Parents can visit the district's website to complete the simple enrollment process. Individuals also have the option of registering online by clicking here and following the instructions.

Families who register their child during the month of May will receive a special incentive: a Kindergarten Starter Kit including a tote bag with a free book, pencils and more.

The district hopes the kits will help students be ready for the school year and encourage families to apply early while schools are fully staffed, the DCPS website says.

"While parents can also register during the summer, there is typically less staff available to assist with registration," the site says.

As a reminder to all parents, the first day of school for the new school year is Monday, Aug. 15.

DCPS has laid out the enrollment process in two simple steps below: 

  • Step 1 – Find Your School
    Use the School Locator here to find your child’s attendance area school. If you have participated in the Magnet or Special Transfer Option Lottery and your student has already been assigned to a school, you may skip this step.
  • Step 2 – Contact Your School
    Call your school and make an appointment to visit the school and register. You (the parent or legal guardian) will need to bring a few things with you:
    • Child’s birth certificate
    • Proof of a physical exam
    • Immunization record. For information about Florida immunization requirements, go to: www.immunizeflorida.org
    • Proof of home address (You will need at least two documents to prove your address. Click here to view the required documents.)

For more information about the kindergarten enrollment process for the 2022-23 school year, click here.

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