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Kindergarten's a big step, so get registered now

LARGO — It may seem early, but it's kindergarten registration time.

Pinellas County school officials are urging parents to register youngsters who will turn 5 on or before Sept. 1.

The 2010-11 school year starts Aug. 24, but administrators say the earlier parents sign their children up, the easier it is to plan.

Here are steps to help:

Find your zoned school. Go to and click on "Zone School Locator" under "PCS News." Or, if you don't have a computer, call (727) 588-6210.

Make a reservation. Go to your zoned school and get a user ID and password. Using a home or school computer, log into the Student Reservation System. A link is provided on the district's home page,

Register at zoned school. Visit the child's zoned school in person, bringing a birth certificate or other proof of age, proof of residency, the child's Social Security number, a Florida certificate of immunization and a certificate showing the child has received a physical exam in the past 12 months.

Request a transfer. Parents who want to send their child to a different school must register at their zoned school, then request a transfer during open enrollment April 19-30 using the online Student Reservation System.

Please note that this registration process does not apply to students who want to be placed in magnet or fundamental schools. That registration has already been completed, though late applications can be submitted. Go to to find out more. Or, for more information, call (727) 588-6210.

Kindergarten's a big step, so get registered now 04/13/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 5:00pm]
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