• Parents pre-registering for 2021-22 Kindergarten:

    Please be sure to choose the "2021-22 (Next) Year" option for "Registration Year" when beginning your online application.

    Please note that due to COVID vaccine administration, the Effingham County Health Department will be providing services and exams needed for Pre-K registration (Immunizations, EEDN, etc.) on Wednesdays (8:00 am -11 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm) and Fridays (8:00 am - 1:00 pm). Please be patient as healthcare staff work to manage the high volume of appointments.

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  • 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration
    Kindergarten applications are being processed during the following dates. Not all applications will require an appointment, but you will be contacted about your registration so please keep an eye on your email and phone.
     Tuesday, February 9, 2021    Tuesday, February 23, 2021    Tuesday, April 6, 2021
     Wednesday, February 10, 2021    Wednesday, February 24, 2021    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
     Thursday, February 11, 2021    Thursday, February 25, 2021    Thursday, April 8, 2021
     Tuesday, February 16, 2021    Tuesday, March 2, 2021    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
     Wednesday, February 17, 2021    Wednesday, March 3, 2021    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 
     Thursday, February 18, 2021    Thursday, March 4, 2021    Thursday, April 15, 2021 
    Parents with Students Enrolled in Pre-K or on the Pre-K Waiting List

    Parents who have students either currently enrolled in Pre-K or on the Pre-K Waiting List and wish to register for Kindergarten need to contact their zoned schools to determine if any required documents - such as Proof of Residency, Immunizations, or EED - are missing and need to be provided. You do not need to visit Central Registration to complete any enrollment requirements if your child is already enrolled in the Pre-K program or on the waiting list.

    If your child is not currently attending a Pre-K program based in one of our schools or on our Pre-K Waiting List, you must follow the standard procedures for Kindergarten registration outlined below.
    Kindergarten Readiness

    It is not clear at this time whether or not Kindergarten Readiness will be conducted for the upcoming school year. Please review the school and district webistes for more information on readiness appointments.
    Process for registering upcoming Kindergarten students
    The process for registering upcoming Kindergarten students includes an online application with required documents uploaded. Registration will notify you by email to give you an update on your registration status. If you have not received an email from registration within 3 days, please contact the registration office to verify your application was received.

    NOTE: These procedures only apply to first-time Kindergarten students not currently participating in an Effingham County BOE Pre-K program or site-based Effingham County BOE Preschool Intervention program. Students participating in a community-based Effingham County BOE Preschool Intervention program are required to register for Kindergarten at the Central Registration Center.

    1. Complete an online application by visiting the Central Registration Center website. Be sure to choose "21-22 (Next) Year" for the registration year to begin your Kindergarten application.
    2. If you have questions about your online application, please email the registration office at registration@effingham.k12.ga.us.
    3.  If your child's immunizations are not current or were last issued in another state, call to schedule an appointment with your child's health care provider or the Effingham County Health Department. Be sure to call for immunization appointments at least 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure that your child's immunizations are received prior to your registration appointment.
    4. All first-time Kindergarten students are required to have a Certificate of Ear, Eye, Dental, and Nutritional Screening. You may choose to have your child's health care provider conduct this exam, or the exam may also be completed at the Effingham County Health Department. The Health Department charges $30 for this exam. Please note that many physicians will not complete the dental portion of the screening, and will require an additional dental appointment, whereas the Health Department will complete the entire exam including the dental portion.
    5. Some registrations will require an appointment. You will be contacted by one of our registrars if your registration needs to be completed in person. If an appointment is scheduled with you, the location for Central Registration is in Springfield:

      Effingham County Board of Education Central Registration Center
      306 North Ash Street
      Springfield, GA 31329
      (Directly across from BOE Central Offices)
    6. Be sure to upload all items listed below and any forms that are relevant to your registration. If you have an appointment you may bring these forms with you.

      Proof of Residency: Please provide a utility bill, such as a power bill. It must be current (less than 30 days old) and displays the registering parent name and service address.
      * Note: Cell phone bills will not be accepted as valid proof of residence.

      • If the family is living in the household with someone else, you must submit a notarized 'Family Residency Affidavit' stating that the parent and child(ren) live in the house with them, along with valid proof of residency. Both the parent/legal guardian and the person the family is living with should come to the Center at the time of registration to have this statement notarized.

      Certified copy of student's original birth certificate or other acceptable evidence of age as specified in Effingham County Board of Education Policy JBC: School Admissions. (The state of Georgia requires that students must be 5 years old on or before 9/1/2021 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.)
      A copy of the enrolling student's social security card. (Parent may elect to sign a form at the time of registration stating the individual does not wish to provide the social security number, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-150.)
      Completed Georgia Immunization Form and EEDN (Eye, Ear, Dental & Nutritional) Form.
      Picture ID of parent or legal guardian registering child.
      A signed copy of the Registering Parent form.
      Permanent custody papers through the court if student lives with anyone other than the natural parents.
      Any court orders that prevent or limit access of a parent to the child or the child's educational records.
      Any restraining orders or other legal documents specifically limiting the access of any individual to the student(s) being enrolled.

      Documentation of any health concerns or allergies of which the school should be aware
    Kindergarten Registration and School Choice 
    Please visit the School Choice page for more information concering application dates and closed schools. Applications for School Choice for upcoming Kindergarten students will not be accepted if the student hasn't been registered or scheduled an appointment for Kindergarten registration.  All Kindergarten Readiness screenings, if required, will occur at the school for which your residence is zoned.
Last Modified on February 2, 2021