The Pascagoula-Gautier School District will begin pre-registration for students who are not currently enrolled in the district including kindergarten and pre-kindergarten.
Parents or legal guardians can access the PGSD website link at http://www.pgsd.ms to complete the first steps of enrollment.
The second step requires the parent or guardian to visit the Instructional Administration Services Center located at 1006 Communy Avenue in Pascagoula. A photo identification of the parent, student’s birth certificate, social security card, shot record (MS 121Form) and two proofs of residency are required to complete the pre-registration process. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Pre-kindergarten registration will close May 31, 2017. Those eligible for pre-kindergarten should be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. Limited space is available for this program.
Those eligible for kindergarten should be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. First graders must be six years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. Registration for grades 2-12th is for children who are not currently enrolled in the PGSD District, but plan to attend the 2017-2018 school year.
A legal guardian must provide court-sanctioned guardianship documentation at registration. In addition, residency must be validated in the district by providing two proofs of residency. No child will be allowed to attend school before it is validated that the student and parent, or legal guardian resides full time in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.
Proofs can be in the form of a mortgage document or property deed, apartment or home lease, utility bills (electrical, water, gas, cable within 30 days); driver’s license or automobile registration.
Families living in an apartment or any Section 8 housing must provide a lease at registration and parent’s name must be on the lease. Living-With forms must be notarized, and legal residents must provide a photo ID and accompany parent during registration.
“We are expecting about 700 new students next year, and I encourage all parents to pre-register in a timely manner. This will ensure that we have an adequate number of teachers and classroom space available for children, said Bernard Rogers, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.
Twenty-First Century kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classrooms focus on academics, social skills, and technology. Children also learn the skills needed to work together, share, solve problems, play with each other, and develop a respect for cultural diversity.
“Luckily, these things come naturally for most children. For others, it’s their first chance to interact with other children all day long and to be part of a learning community. It can be an adjustment, especially for children who are use to spending every day at home, whether with a parent or another caregiver,” said Rogers.
All parents are reminded that the Pascagoula-Gautier School District commits to a standard of excellence that prepares students for productive lives by creating a culture that encourages and expects success reaching “Destination Graduation” and beyond.
For more information on kindergarten pre-registration, call Kelly Green, Coordinator of Student Services, or Bernard Rogers at (228) 938-6500 or visit the district’s website at pgsd.ms.