Pre-Kindergarten Round-Up

Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up
Posted on 03/19/2018
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It is SUPER to be in the Pre-K/Kindergarten Program at Hempstead Elementary.  Hempstead Elementary is looking for new students to enroll in Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year and will be hosting two round-up days for early registration on April 25 and May 22.

The first PK/Kindergarten Round-Up Day will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hempstead Early Childhood Center (old administration building) at 524 Austin Street.

We invite you to join Our Incredible Program.  Hempstead ISD is proud to support a jump start to education and is excited to offer Pre-Kindergarten for three and four year olds at the elementary again next year. The Pre-Kindergarten classes will be offered to both Spanish and English speaking students who are 3 or 4 on or before September 1, 2018 and meet the eligibility requirements. Kindergarten is open to all students who are 5 on or before September 1.

Please note that all current PK-3 students must complete a new registration form for the 2018-2019 school year and meet the eligibility requirements to attend the PK-4 class.

Please be sure to bring all required documentation. The following documentation is required to register a student:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student’s social security card
  • Student’s current immunization record
  • Documents verifying residency within Hempstead ISD; documents must be in the parent/guardian’s name (utility bill)

To attend the Pre-Kindergarten classes a child must be at least three years of age (as of September 1) and fit at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code

Those who miss out on the PK/Kindergarten Round-Up days offered will need to attend the early registration day for all students that will be held in August.