For more on the Forsyth County school system's annual kindergarten round-up, call (678) 947-0863, Ext. 0, or visit www.forsyth.k12.ga.us and click on "enroll your child" on the right side of the page.
Spring has barely begun, but the Forsyth County school system is getting ready for next year.
The system’s annual kindergarten round-up will run Wednesday and Thursday at all 19 elementary schools.
“Parents can pre-register online. They can do that and then go to the school,” said Debbie Holland, system registrar. “Then it should move along a lot faster.”
Parents of rising kindergarteners can visit their districted school from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday or from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday to register.
“They pretty much try to get the early people that are there on their way to work, and the next day, staying open to 7 p.m. gets the people coming home from work,” Holland said. “So it spreads them out a bit and keeps the lines from being so long.”
In order to enroll in kindergarten, children must be 5 by Sept. 1. Parents need to bring two proofs of residency, as well as their child’s immunization records and other documents.
Holland said this is the first year the system is offering pre-registration for the roundup. With about 2,000 people expected to attend, it likely will help cut down on wait times.
There will also be computers at the school where parents can pre-register.
Most elementary schools will hold a special event for rising kindergarteners before classes begin August.
So the round-up, Holland said, is primarily to help each school get a preliminary idea of how many new students to expect.
For those who can’t attend the round-up events, registration for all grades is open daily in the Almon C. Hill Center by appointment.