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Wake County schools plan kindergarten registration events Feb. 2

Posted January 26, 2012

Some Wake County elementary schools will have special events Feb. 2 for families who still need to register their rising kindergartner for school next fall.

Pre-enrollment for rising kindergartners began in late November. So far, parents have registered more than 6,800 children for kindergarten next year. But that's not much more than half of the 12,000 kindergartners who are expected to begin school next year, according to Wake schools.

Because of the new school choice assignment plan, the school system moved the registration and enrollment for kindergartners earlier this year. This month, school officials asked for help in getting the word out about the need to register.

Rising kindergartners and new students must pre-enroll if they want to participate in the new school choice selection process.

To attend kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before Aug. 31 of the current school year. Gifted children who are age four by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Read more about what's involved in the early admission process by clicking here.

To encourage parents to register their children, many Wake elementary schools will hold special events on Feb. 2.

For more information on the events, the choice plan and what you need to register your child for school, click here.

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