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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600


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(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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  FAQ for Pre-Kindergarten Program

This information is intended to provide general guidance and information to families. 

Pre-K Lottery Application

Will the applications for Pre-K be available on paper?
Applications will be available online and by paper at school sites with Pre-K programs and at the Central Administration building, front desk, at 208 Bull Street. 

How many sites can I apply to for my child? Only one (1) application per child may be submitted containing up to three priority choice selections. If the family wants to attend a specific school that is not in their school attendance zone, they can select any school. However, priority within a choice selection is provided to families whose choice is the Pre K program within their attendance zone school.

What if I live in a zone where the school does not have a Pre-K Program?
If your attendance zone school does not have a Pre-K program, select n/a for school zone and choose any three schools with a Pre-K program. Only select Pre-K schools you are interested in having your child attend.

What schools have Pre-K?
Click here for a list of schools.
 
What happens when my child is selected at one of the choice schools?
Once a seat is provided, the child is removed from other wait lists.   

What documents do I need to complete the Pre-K lottery application?
Certified birth certificate and proof of residence are required to be verified for eligibility into the lottery process.  

How old does my child have to be to attend Georgia Pre-K?
Child must be four on or before September 1 of the year applying. Parents of children who are five and have developmental delays should contact the Pre-K Director at 395-1236 if interested in the Pre-K program.

 Can an application be disqualified from the process?
Yes. Submission of more than one application on the same child may result in disqualification. If you would like to confirm that your application has been processed, you can check with your choice schools.

What do I do if I have twins, triplets?
Parents should include all names online and on the same application. In the case of fewer seats being available than needed to place each child, the family may opt to accept the available seat(s) with the additional multiple(s) being placed first on the waiting list or decline the available seats.

 Pre-K Lottery

How will I be notified?
An email will be sent to parents with their child’s placement the evening of the lottery. Parents without an email address will received in the US mail.

Who will be running the lottery?
The district has contracted with INFOSNAP, a third party vendor to handle the lottery.

When will the school year begin for Pre-K?
SCCPSS Pre-K students will begin with other district students on the first day of school as shown on the official school calendar year. 

What if I do not have a computer, can I still use the online system to apply?
You can apply online on any internet connected laptop, computer, or tablet. 

Pre-K Registration

How do I register for Pre-K once my child has been offered a seat?
Upon clicking the Pre-K registration button at
http://pk.sccpss.com under the Registration Tab, you will be prompted to enter in your secure “SNAPCODE” referenced on your Pre-K letter. After you enter your SNAPCODE, you will need to create an account and password.  If you do not have your snapcode letter or have misplaced it contact your school.

What do I need in order to register my child?
Note: Once the Pre-K registration forms are completed online, parents are required to bring the following documents to complete the registration process:

·         Proof of Residence (current gas, water, electric bill, mortgage statement or lease)

·         Certified Birth Certificate 

·         GA Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231)

·         GA Ear, Eye, Dental and Nutrition Certificate (Form 3300)

·         Social Security Card

·         IF APPLICABLE, proof of the following: (food stamps, SSI, Medicaid, TANF)

Wait List

After the lottery, how do I put my child on the Wait List?
After the lottery runs, parents can complete an online Wait List form.

What if I am contacted about a seat becoming available?
If your child is on the Wait List and you are contacted about an open space, you will have 24 hours to register your child.  After that time, schools call the next child on the Wait List. If you decline the seat, your child will be removed from the wait list; however, if you are on other wait lists, your child will remain on them.

What if I am on three wait list, can I remove my child from one without affecting the other two wait lists?
After the lottery runs, if your child is on three Wait Lists, you can remove him/her from a wait list without impacting the status of other wait lists. The same rules apply if you fill out a wait list form and decide to remove your child from one of them.  

Pre-K School Choice Scenarios

The family lives in a school attendance zone that has a Pre-K Program.

1. If the family only wants to attend the Pre-K program in their school attendance zone,

select the school as the first choice selection and leave the other two blank.

2. If the family wants to maximize their opportunity for entry into a Pre-K program, enter

three choices.

The family lives in a school attendance zone that does not have a Pre-K program.

1. If the family only wants to attend a specific Pre-K program, select the school as the first

choice selection and leave the other two blank.

2. If the family wants to maximize their opportunity for entry into a Pre-K program, enter

three choices.