Enrollment

Last Updated: 6/16/2020 2:15 PM

How to Enroll Your Child in PCS

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

You will be enrolling your student online.  You will want to have the following documents available to upload:

  1. Birth Certificate (you will also be asked to show the birth certificate with the raised seal in person)
  2. Proof of Residency in the Plainwell Community Schools District (utility Bill, tax bill or current driver's license with district address.
  3. Immunization Record
  4. Vision Screening (dated within the last 12 months)
  5. Court Orders or Placement Papers (if applicable)
  6. If you are outside of the PCS District you will need to fill out School of Choice formsForms for the 2020-2021 school year will be available March 17.

Children who will be five years old by September 1 may be enrolled in Kindergarten.  The law allows parents of students who will turn five AFTER September 1 but before December 1 to enroll their child in Kindergarten.  lf your child's birthdate falls between September 1 and December 1 and you wish to enroll him/or her in Kindergarten you may complete the Waiver Form requesting early entry.  A parent considering early entry for their child is urged to consult with an elementary principal as to the readiness of their child and advisability of entering Kindergarten earlier than other children their age.

Kindergarten Screening

As a part of the Kindergarten enrollment process there are two screenings depending on the age of your child you may need to participate in both screenings. Please choose a school or time that is convenient for you.  Testing at a specific school does not mean that your child will be attending that school.

The first screening is done in late April and is designed for those students who will be 5 years old AFTER April 1st.  This is a readiness screening and it helps us to evalute the readiness of your child. Please click here to book a date and time for the Kindergarten Readiness Screening.

Additionally, ALL students entering Kindergarten will be screened in August.  This screening is an addition to the Readiness Screening.  If a child will be 5 years old after April 1st then they will be asked to participate in both screenings.  Any child born prior to April 1 will participate in this screening only.  Please click here to schedule a date and time for this screening.

Begin the enrollment process here.


ALL OTHER NEW ENROLLEES

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE ENROLLING YOUR CHILD IN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR CLICK HERE.  You will need the following documents to upload:

  1. Birth Certificate (you will also be asked to show the birth certificate with the raised seal in person)
  2. Proof of Residency in the Plainwell Community Schools District (utility Bill, tax bill or current driver's license with district address.
  3. Immunization Record
  4. Court Orders or Placement Papers (if applicable)
  5. If you are outside of the PCS District you will need to fill out School of Choice formsForms for the 2020-2021 school year will be available March 17.

If you are enrolling in the 19-20 school year please use the enrollment forms linked below.

When you want to enroll your child, please schedule an appointment with the principal at your child’s new school. Call the PCS Administration Building at (269) 685-5823 if you are unsure which school your elementary-age child should attend. The school has the required forms that you will need to complete. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, school transcripts (if applicable), immunization record and proof of Plainwell district residency (voter registration card, utility bill, etc.). Students entering sixth through twelfth grade will also meet with a school counselor to set up class schedules, etc. before entering school.  

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