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Pinellas school news: Kindergarten registration and last-minute help to apply for special programs

Published Jan. 6, 2016

kindergarten registration begins next week

The kindergarten registration process for Pinellas County Schools begins Monday, and parents will be able to tour schools during the district's annual Kindergarten Roundup Tuesday through Thursday. The roundup offers open houses at which families can register students for kindergarten, explore classrooms, speak with teachers, find out about aftercare and learn how to get involved. The district encourages families to register every incoming kindergarten student with their zoned school and complete the enrollment process as soon as possible — even families who intend to apply for a special program such as a magnet or fundamental school this month. Students who are invited to an application program can have their registration changed to the application school. Visit for registration information and dates and times of roundups at each school.

District offers last-minute help to apply for special programs

Pinellas school officials are offering help to families who want to know more about the application process for magnet, fundamental and career programs. The application period began Wednesday and continues through Jan. 15. Families can get application assistance from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St Petersburg, and from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the district's Student Assignment Office, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. The student assignment hours are in addition to the office's regular 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule. For information, visit or call (727) 588-6210.

Elementary school lunches

Monday: Hamburger/cheeseburger on a bun, max snax quesadilla, chef salad, seasoned curly fries, salsa cup, veggie dippers.

Tuesday: Beef and potato turbate with roll, corn dog, farmer's salad, chicken Caesar wrap, baked beans, romaine side salad.

Wednesday: Popcorn chicken, mac and cheese, fruit and yogurt plate, ham and cheese croissant, broccoli, sliced cucumbers.

Thursday: BBQ pork bowl with roll, grilled cheese sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, Italian sub, tomato soup, mixed or tossed salad.

Friday: Pizza, ocean treasure nuggets, chicken popper salad, school favorite sandwich, corn, veggie dippers.


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