Kindergarten Registration & Open Enrollment 2020

Kindergarten Enrollment: Parents living in the Firelands school district with children who will be five years old by August 1, 2020 should plan on registering for kindergarten during one of the following registration days (please do not register online early):
• March 3, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• March 4, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On both days, the Board of Education office will be open for registration assistance. The office is located at 112 North Lake Street in South Amherst.

Parents living out of the district should apply for open enrollment starting February 3. This step must happen prior to kindergarten registration. More information about open enrollment is below.

Final acceptance for kindergarteners via open enrollment will be confirmed by email from the Firelands Board of Education.

Kindergarten screening is a separate event that is scheduled for Thursday, May 21. Children will be signed up for a kindergarten screening time slot during the registration process.

If you are planning to attend one of these registration events, please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, parent/guardian photo id, shot records, and custody papers (if they apply). If you have any questions about the registration process,
please contact the elementary school office at (440) 965-5381.

Open Enrollment: Starting Monday, February 3rd, the Firelands Local School District will be accepting open new K-12 enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents from any school district in Ohio are welcome to apply, but space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment is tuition free, but parents must pay for all school fees.

If a grade level closes, we will still encourage parents to complete the open enrollment application and we will maintain waiting lists until July 1st. On July 1st, open enrollment will end for the 2020-2021 school year.

This year we are using an online application, application opens on February 3rd at 7:30 am, that is easily accessible and will allow you fill it out and submit it without having to come in person. All forms are submitted electronically and time-stamped. This online application does provide space for you to upload documents in PDF format, such as IEP, WEP or 504 plans. Parents of high school students also need to submit their last report card. The application will be posted at http://www.firelandsschools.org under the “student registration” section. There will be a news article on the front page of the website as well, linking you to the application location.

Official notification of your status will come from the Superintendent’s Office by email
throughout the process. Please contact Sue Schaefer in the Superintendent’s Office at 440-965-5821 if you have questions or are having any problems with the electronic form. We will provide a Google Chromebook at the board office if you wish to come in person and apply here.

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RETURNING Open Enrollment Parents: If your child was open-enrolled last year, you must confirm that they are continuing by filling out the quick online form. It will be
found in the same location, on the “student registration” page of the website. You will receive confirmation of their continued open-enrollment by email from the Superintendent’s Office. You will also be sent an email about this process through
PowerSchool.