Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information 

Last Updated on Feb 10, 2015 at 1:30pm |

Beginning March 2, 2015, Garrett County Public Schools will be accepting applications for its Pre-Kindergarten Program. To be eligible for this program, a child must have been born between September 2, 2010 and September 1, 2011.
 
Interested persons must complete and submit the Pre-Kindergarten Notification of Interest Form and a Pre-Kindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms can be obtained from the nearest elementary school, Office of Pupil Services at the Board of Education office in Oakland, or online March 2nd at 8:00am. 
 
The packet includes the Notification of Interest Form, a parent letter, eligibility criteria and Pre-Kindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms will need to be completed and returned as soon as possible to the Office of Pupil Services.
 
Please note:
The Pre-Kindergarten Program is a needs-based program funded through the Maryland State Department of Education.  Enrollment is determined by the following criteria: 
  • Those students who qualify for the free and/or reduced meals program;
  • Those students who qualify for the free and/or reduced meal program and reside outside the school’s attendance area;
  • Those students who have a documented need and live within the school's attendance area;
  • Those students who have a documented need but live outside the school's attendance area; and,
  • Those students who have no documented need but live within the school's attendance area;
  • Those students who have no documented need and live outside the school's attendance area.   
  • Those students in the third through sixth categories are admitted only if space is available.
 
Any question about this enrollment process should be directed to Ms. Jessica Zimmerman, Administrative Secretary, Office of Pupil Services, at 301-334-8939.