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2023-2024 Enrollment for Kindergarten-12th Grade will begin on March 1, 2023!

2023-2024 VPK wait list will begin sometime after February 1 (please check back in January). Scroll down for more information.




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Please complete the Online Registration and upload the required documents. I will contact you after I have reviewed your registration.



Requirements for Children to Begin School: Grade Placement (Florida State Statute 1003.21)

  • Kindergarten: A child must be five years old on or before September 1st.
  • First Grade: A child must be six years old on or before September 1st AND satisfy one of the following: a) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten in a Florida public school. b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten in a non-public school. c) Previous attendance in an out-of-state school in which the student was admitted on the basis of age requirements established by the state of residency.

Please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION and upload the required documents listed below:

  1. Copy of Birth Certificate (If a birth certificate is not available, please refer to 1003.21, FS for other acceptable documentation).
  2. Court Documents (if applicable).
  3. Documentation of a Physical/Health Examination dated within 12 months of the student’s enrollment date – can be from out of state) that meets the Florida Department of Health Requirements. You may choose to use the recommended School Entry Health Exam Form (DH3040).
  4. Completed Florida Certificate DOH680 Form (Immunizations). Students enrolling for the first time from a state other than Florida must have out of state immunizations records transferred to the DOH 680 Form. You can obtain this form from a Florida physician or Florida Department of Health. View the complete list of Required Immunizations.
  5. Current mortgage statement (dated within 30 days), property deed,  signed settlement statement (for new home purchases only; sales/builders contracts not acceptable), homesteaded property tax  statement, or current lease/rental agreement with the names of everyone living in the household on the lease  with terms of agreement.  If the lease is month to month, a notarized letter from the landlord/owner/property manager is required.  Must have both tenant and landlord/property manager’s signature and contact information.  View the complete list of Proof of Residency, if you are not a homeowner or renter and living with someone Residency and Guardianship Policy.
  6. ONE current utility bill (dated within 30 days) with date, name, address (this may be an activation notice or email confirmation from company with name/address and date).
  7. ONE additional current document showing your address from the list below:
    • Bank, cell phone, credit card or insurance policy statement with date, name, address
    • paycheck stub with date, name, address
    • HOA statement with date, name, address
    • property tax record 
    • vehicle registration
    • additional utility bill with date, name, address
    • valid driver’s license with enrolling address
  8. Valid driver’s license/ID card (for identification purposes only).
  9. ESE IEP, EP, RTI, 504 documents, etc. (if applicable).

These items are not required, but helpful for placement:


Our VPK Program is FULL for 2022-2023. 

Voluntary Pre-K: A child must be four years old on or before September 1st.

At Ocean Palms Elementary our program is a 5-day program during the school year.  Our VPK program consists of classes which blend 4 VPK students and up to 14 Pre-K students who have qualified needs for services through our ESE program.  Each classroom will have a highly qualified teacher holding a bachelor’s degree in the areas of early childhood and disabilities; and one paraprofessional.

VPK students attend our program for a full school day. The current VPK hours are 8:30 am – 2:30 pm M,T,TH,F and W 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. The fee for 2022-2023 is $80.00 per week (meals not included), unless your child qualifies for the free/reduced fee. To find out if your family is eligible for Free or Reduced Meal status, please visit:   The printable application will show the federal eligibility income chart. 

Please note:  A full day commitment and corresponding fees is required.  Transportation and Extended Day Before and Aftercare is not available to VPK students.

Click here to apply for your VPK CERTIFICATE

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2023-2024 VPK Full Day ~ School Year Program

Please check back in January for more details on how to place your child on our wait list! 

Our selected VPK students are taken in the order of the wait list, with priority given to SJCSD employees and current K-5 siblings attending OPE.  Because of the high demand for our VPK program with limited seats, we recommend that you have a contingency plan.  Fees will be posted when finalized by the district.


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