Families invited to schools for annual Kindergarten Roundup

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Incoming kindergarten students and their families are invited to the annual Kindergarten Round-Up to become acquainted with the school they’ll be attending in the fall.

All elementary schools that serve kindergarten students will be opening their doors Wednesday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Children and their parents/guardians will have a chance to talk to teachers and staff, tour the campus, and learn more about their school. 

More information about the Round-Up and enrolling in school is available at www.sbac.edu/kindergarten2023

The first day for students in the 2023-24 school year will be Thursday, August 10. Under Florida law, children must be five years old on or before September 1 to enroll in kindergarten. 

Parents can begin the online registration process for their incoming kindergarten students and any student who will be new to the district on April 26 by going to www.sbac.edu/enrollment. Before school starts, preferably well in advance, they will also need to provide to their child’s zoned school several required documents, including a birth certificate, proof of a physical exam performed sometime within the last year, immunization records, and two proofs of residence in the parent’s name. Examples of a proof of residence include a lease agreement, a property tax statement, a utility bill, or other documents. 

Schools are open during the summer months to help families with enrollment.

Families who aren’t sure what school their child will be attending can visit www.sbac.edu/enrollment or call the district’s Office of Student Assignment at (352) 955-7700.

  • This will be the first indication of the parent(s) who are truly interested in their child(ren)’s education.

    Maybe the SBAC should get out and see the demographics. Observe which schools are able to make a welcoming atmosphere to not only the students but the parents as well. Take notice of the teachers and administrators who display an interest in being there. The ones who provide a positive atmosphere, have staff that are enthusiastic about the upcoming school year and the opportunities it offers to young children will be the successful ones. The others, that’s where the problems will manifest themselves.

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