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Pre-K Registration Steps 2023-2024

Welcome! Please read and follow the steps in this page to apply and enroll your child for the 2023-2024 school year!

application process NOW OPEN - must have proof of income and birth certificate

enrollment process OPEN once parents receive a preliminary placement letter

For additional information contact:

MaryPatrick@gisd.org 409-766-5177

For Moody Early Childhood Center contact Irazema Garcia

 irazema@moodychildhoodcenter.org 409-761-6930

Pre-K3 - Student must be three years old on or before September 1, 2023.

Pre-K4 - Student must be four years old on or before September 1, 2023.

STEP 1:PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete an ONLINE FORM to establish eligibility for preliminary acceptance to Pre-K3 or Pre-K4.

You must login to Google to complete the form.

*After your application is submitted, your information and eligibility will be verified. When accepted, you will receive a PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE LETTER.

Select the correct form:

apply for pre-k3 at moody early childhood (click here) 

APPLY FOR pre-k3 and PRE-k4 (click here)All campuses have a Pre-K 4 program. Burnet, Morgan, and Rosenberg have Head Start Programs. Pre-K 3 programs can be found at Crenshaw and Rosenberg. Our Pre-K 3 Special Education program is at Rosenberg.

  • Pre-K4: Burnet, Morgan, Oppe, Parker.
  • Pre-K3 & Pre-K4: Crenshaw
  • Pre-K4 & Special Ed Pre-K3 & Pre-K4: Rosenberg

STEP 2: FINAL ACCEPTANCE AND ENROLLMENT IN SKYWARD

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR PRE-K3 & PRE-K4

  • Parent/guardian ID
  • Student's birth certificate
  • Student's social security card
  • Current immunization record
  • Proof of residency (mortgage or lease agreement)
  • Current utility bill
  • Proof of income
  • Court documents (if applicable)

Tip: Have a smart phone? Take a photo of these documents and upload them to Skyward from your camera roll!

PRE-K3 Skyward Enrollment

Campus assignment will be made after completion of online ENROLLMENT in Skyward.

  • Existing parent/guardian Skyward Account: Log into Skyward selecting "Enrollment for New Students" in the dropdown menu to enroll your student. 
  • No Skyward Account: Student's parent/guardian creates an online account in SKYWARD New Student ENROLLMENT.  Student's parent/guardian will receive an email with instructions and a link to complete enrollment. 

 

PRE-K4 SKYWARD ENROLLMENT

Campus assignment will be made after completion of online ENROLLMENT in Skyward.

  • Existing parent/guardian Skyward Account: Log into Skyward selecting "Enrollment for New Students" in the dropdown menu to enroll your student. 
  • No Skyward Account: Student's parent/guardian creates an online account in SKYWARD New Student ENROLLMENT.  Student's parent/guardian will receive an email with instructions and a link to complete enrollment. 

When prompted "Please select the school you were accepted into by Schools of Choice application process."

Pre-K4 students select _DK/PK STUDENTS (your campus will be determined by the Special Programs department after Enrollment)

  • Burnet – PK 4 and PK Inclusion (English and Bilingual) 
  • Crenshaw – PK 3 and PK 4 (English and ESL)
  • Morgan – PK 4 with Up bring Head start (English and Bilingual)
  • Oppe – PK 4 (English and Bilingual)
  • Parker – PK 4
  • Rosenberg – PK4 with Up bring Head start, PK 3&4 Self-Contained, PK 4 Inclusion
  • MECC – PK 3. PK4 is only for eligible students. (http://moodychildhoodcenter.org/en/)    (English and Bilingual)

Note: Moody Early Childhood Center offers preschool to children as young as six-weeks old. Please visit www.moodychildhoodcenter.org to apply.

PRE-K HOURS: 8:15 AM - 3:55 PM

High Quality Curriculum

GISD uses the Frog Street Curriculum which meets the TEA guidelines of a High Quality Curriculum and it is aligned with the Texas PK Guidelines which provides learning in Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Development and Technology. 

Qualifications for Free Pre-K

  • Unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
  • Educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national school lunch program... guidelines about NSLP eligibility can be found in sections 4 and 6 of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (Administrators Reference Manual),
  • Homeless, as defined by 42 USC, §11434a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child,
  • The child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority,
  • The child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty,
  • The child is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Family Code §262.201 or has been in foster care in another state or territory, but currently lives in Texas,
  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as:  a peace officer, firefighter, or an emergency medical first responder under Texas Government Code §3106.002

TUITION-BASED PRE-K

Tuition- based PK is an option for parents who do not meet any of the above criteria.   It is based on space availability at a campus.  The tuition fee is approved each year by GISD Board of Trustees usually during the March Board Meeting. 

SCHOOL MEALS

For the 2022-2023 school year, all students received free meals at no cost to the parents. 2023-2024 meal costs have not been determined.  Parents may provide lunch for their student.

TRANSPORTATION

Students who are eligible for transportation will complete the Transportation Form during the Enrollment Process.  Parents may elect to drop off and pick up their student. 

eARLY cHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (ecse)

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a differentiated set of supports and services for children of preschool age who have been found eligible for such services through the ARD (Admission, Review and Dismissal) process.  For specific information regarding ECSE placements and/or to request an evaluation to determine eligibility contact the GISD Special Education office at 409-761-3920 or Leigh Ann Eckols at leighanneckols@gisd.org.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Parents may contact the campus for additional information.