April 09, 2012
Children planning to attend kindergarten during the 2012-2013 school year can register early at their local elementary school.

Once again, parents can complete and print online forms to bring with them when registering their child at school. Doing so will save lots of time in the waiting line. These forms are available under the “Student Enrollment” option in the “Parent Information” tab at, the district’s web site. Registration packets will also be available at the Belleview, Dunnellon, Freedom, and Headquarters Libraries, CDS, Health Department as well as local elementary schools.
Children must be five years old by September 1, 2012, to enter kindergarten when school starts this August. Currently, over 3,000 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. To register, parents must present the following:

  • the child’s certified birth certificate (or legal document stating the child’s birth date),

  • proof of residency (the physical address where the child resides; no PO Boxes),

  • proof of the child’s physical examination during the past 12 months,

  • court records (if applicable in custody cases),

  • a Florida Certificate of Immunization / shot record, and

  • the child’s Social Security card.
  • Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten may do so in the Guidance Office of their local elementary school or join us for one of our registration events:
  • April 28th at College of Central Florida (Youth Festival) – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • May 19th at the Marion County Library Headquarters (Ocala) – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • For more information, parents may contact the school their child plans to attend or the Elementary Education Office of Marion County Public Schools at 352.236.0577.
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