April 5, 2015 Lilburn, GA: Pre-K students at Sunshine House in Lilburn look at books during activities time. The Gwinnett County school district is researching ways to help parents and day care centers better prepare students for kindergarten. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Brant Sanderlin
Photo: Brant Sanderlin

Here's how to register your child for Gwinnett kindergarten

Parents eager to sign their tykes up for kindergarten will have a head start next week when online registration begins for Gwinnett’s class of 2029.

Families of rising kindergartners (those that turn 5 by Sept. 1) can start the 2016-2017 kindergarten registration process beginning Monday by visiting Gwinnett County Public Schools’ website, searching for the “2016 Kindergarten Registration” section and clicking register for the respective schools, according to a GCPS news release.

To complete registration, parents must attend the registration activities at their child’s school on May 5 to submit birth records, required immunization forms and proof of residence information.

6 items to have ready for GCPS kindergarten registration:

• A Georgia certificate of immunization

• Evidence of vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screening obtained in the past year

• Photo ID

•  Proof of custody/guardianship

• The child’s Social Security number

• A copy of the Pre-K progress report if the child has attended a state Pre-K program

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