Southern Public Schools preschool enrollment guidelines are set in order to maximize the supports and potential of students in need within our communities. Registration will officially start on February 1 and will run until March 15. During the spring parent-teacher conferences, there will be a registration day to help families fill out the preschool application. Parents will be notified of acceptance by April 1 of each year.
Priority for enrollment into the Southern Public Schools Preschool program is based on the following indicators in order of importance:
- In District Children,
- Kindergarten Eligible,
- Must be 4 on or before July 31st for the all-day 4-year-old program in Wymore
- Must be 3 on or before July 31st for the half-day 3-year-old program in Blue Springs
- Income Eligibility and Head Start Guidelines,
- Students with Disabilities,
- English Language Learners, and
- Date of Completion of Preschool Application.
There is a total of 18 slots for the all-day 4-year-old preschool program in Wymore and there is a total of 20 slots for the half-day 3-year-old preschool program in Blue Springs because of capacity limitations. A total of 18 slots will be filled in the all-day 4-year-old program and a total of 18 slots will be filled in the 3-year-old program. This will allow slots for move in children based the district enrollment priorities. A total of 13-15 slots will be filled based on income eligibility requirements between the two programs. Movement into either 3-year-old or 4-year-old program will only occur at the beginning of each quarter. This includes children moving into district and movement between programs based on age requirements.