JSJ & SSE First Class PreK Registration

John S. Jones & Southside Elementary First Class PreK Registration is Now Open
Posted on 06/01/2020
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Alabama’s nationally recognized First Class Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.  Enrollment is open to all children four years of age (on or before September 1, 2020) who are residents of the state of Alabama.


Registration Dates:  

June 9, 2020 - July 9, 2020
Random Selection will be July 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m., at the Etowah County Board of Education. Attendance during the random selection is not required.

Click English Pre-Registration Guide for registration instructions. 

Click Guia del padre preregistro (Spanish Pre-Registration Guide) for registration instructions. 

Click First Class Pre-K to register at your convenience.

Please Read Carefully
Office of School Readiness Pre-K Classroom Grant Registration
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ildren who reside  within the Etowah County School District as well as those whose parent or legaguardian is employed by the Etowah County Board of Education may be registered for the random selection drawing for the school in which they are zoned to attend. For example: Pre-K Students zoned to attend Carlisle Elementary will register for Carlisle's Pre-K random selection drawing. After the random selection is held, pre-K students living outside the Etowah County School District may register for any available student slots.


John S. Jones Elementary School
301 Lumley Road
Rainbow City, AL 35906
Phone:  (256)442-2900

Southside Elementary School 
2551 Hwy 77
Southside, AL 35907
Phone:  (256)442-1090

Required Documents:
1.  Must have most recent Utility Bill as proof of Alabama Residency
2. Must have a copy of Birth Certificate as proof of age

A random selection drawing will be held. (Families do not have to be present in order to receive a placement.)

*Acceptance to the program is through a random selection process.  The registered applicant must meet residency requirements and complete the essential documents set forth by the program.  The registered child must be 4 on or before September 1, 2020.  Children who are eligible for kindergarten are ineligible to register.  Children will not be denied participation on the basis of income, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.

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