Information regarding DCPS and Re-opening for the 2020-2021 School Year

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Re-Opening for the 2020-2021 School Year

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2020-2021 Alternative Household Income Form  - Spanish Version

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Thursday, 07 May 2020 11:00

Pre-K and K Registration for 2020-2021 School Year- NOW OPEN!

PreK and K Pre-Registration


If your child attended Pre-K in Dorchester County, you DO NOT need to fill out a registration form for Kindergarten.

There are three choices to start the process:

  1. Complete the online Pre-Registration form, someone from the school will contact you.
  2. Call the school that your child will attend and leave a message with your name, your child's name, your child's date of birth, your address and phone number.
  3. Call the Central Office (410-228-4747) and leave a message with the same information as listed above. 

You will need the following to complete registration:

  • Immunization Records and lead testing results
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residence – electric or water bill, lease, mortgage, etc.
  • Social Security Card
  • Child’s address, phone #, parent names (proof of custody if not natural parents), parent’s work #, and an emergency contact name and phone number
  • Income verification will be needed for Pre-K registration
    • Any of the items below will be accepted:
      • Tax return from previous year 
      • Most recent paycheck stubs (from last two pay periods) 
      • TCA case number 
      • Other income verification document approved by principal/designee

Pre-K must be 4 yrs old on or before 9/01/2020.

Kindergarten must be 5 yrs old on or before 09/01/2020 – Attendance is compulsory – exemptions can be obtained from Student Services.

1 st Grade must be 6 yrs old on or before 09/01/2020.