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OSD pre-K registration opens Jan. 18

On Monday at 8 a.m. the Oxford School District’s pre-kindergarten program registration for the 2016-2017 school year opens online at www.oxfordsd.org/preK.

To qualify for the district’s pre-K program, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016, and live within the Oxford School District.

School officials encourage parents to register their child online as soon as possible on Monday and turn in required registration documents on time because registration for the program will close on Friday, Jan. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

“It is important for parents to register their child online as soon as registration opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 18,” said SuzAnne Liddell, OSD director of federal programs and student registration. “Students who demonstrate a need for a preschool program are placed in our pre-K program first. Remaining slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.”

In two easy steps, parents or legal guardians can complete their child’s pre-K registration process during pre-K registration week. Parents must first complete their child’s pre-K registration online at www.oxfordsd.org/preK.

Second, parents can drop off required registration items Tuesday through Jan. 22 at the district’s School Registration Office, located at 409 Washington Ave. during school office hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Required registration documents for pre-K registration include:

1. Child’s original birth certificate

2. Child’s updated immunization record (Mississippi Immunization 121 Form)

3. Verification of income (a 2015 W-2 form or December 2015 or January 2016 check stub for every individual who works and resides in the child’s current family household) 

4. Any one of the following documents must be provided to prove residency:

a) Mortgage document

b) Property deed

c) Filed Homestead Exemption Application form

d) Apartment or home lease with the expiration date

e) Any other residency document that will establish that the parent or legal guardian resides  within the Oxford School District as determined by the registration coordinator,   superintendent or designee

5. Two of the following documents must be provided to prove residency (the parent/guardian’s name and address on each of the below items must be the same):

a) Utility bills (water, gas or electricity) dated within the last two months prior to the first day of registration (i.e., bills dated in November and/or December. Two different   utility bills can be used, for example, a water and gas utility bill.

b) Personal visit by a designated school district official

c) Valid Mississippi Driver’s License or Mississippi Identification card

d) Any other residency document that will establish that the parent or legal guardian resides within the Oxford School District as determined by the registration coordinator,   superintendent or designee

School officials say that any required registration document with a post office box as an address will not be accepted.

Visit www.oxfordsd.org/preK or call 662-513-8111 for more information on registration for the OSD pre-K program.

About pre-K

The Oxford School District’s Pre-K Program at Bramlett Elementary School is a full-day program, where students participate in a variety of activities designed to stimulate social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth through planned learning experiences.

Each school day, which is from 7:40 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., pre-K students experience both quiet or active learning opportunities.

Pre-K program activities are designed to reach students at their own developmental level and provide the necessary building blocks for future learning experiences. Such opportunities are provided for each child’s individual success and to facilitate every child’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn.

Many of these learning experiences may take place in a whole group or small group setting in pre-K classrooms. teachers say.