• Pre-K Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

    Pre-K Registration opens at WJES on February 1, 2022 at 9:00 am. 

    We will be accepting applications each day from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (please note the time difference from years past) 

    The last day to submit an application is Monday, February 28 at 1:00 pm.

    You may download the PDF here to fill out prior to arriving at WJES.  Applications will need to be filled out upon arrival.  If you are unable to print, there will be copies in the office that can be taken with you and filled out at your convenience.


    Dear Families,

    Thank you for your interest in the Jackson County School System Pre-K Program.  The Jackson County Schools’ Pre-K Program is a lottery-funded educational program designed to prepare eligible four-year-olds for kindergarten.  The program follows the Jackson County School System calendar:  6.5 hours per day, Monday - Friday, 180 days a year.  It is designed to ensure that children are prepared for success in kindergarten by providing four-year-olds with child-centered developmentally appropriate curriculum and experiences.  

    The Pre-K Lottery application acceptance period will be open from February 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 for all Pre-K elementary sites within the Jackson County School System.  Any applications received after February 28, 2022 will be placed on the waiting list and are not eligible to participate in the initial lottery drawing.  Completion of an application does not guarantee that your child will be enrolled, but instead places your child on the list for the Jackson County School System Pre-K Lottery for 2022-2023.

    On March 11, 2022, six separate drawings will be held to determine the class lists and waiting lists for each elementary school.  The lottery consists of random drawings from all applicants within each elementary school attendance zone.  Once the drawings are complete, all applicants will receive notification by mail.  If your child is not selected during the initial lottery drawing a Waiting List Information Form will be included in the notification letter.  Your child will be placed on the waiting list only if this form is returned on or before March 31, 2022.  The waiting list will be first come first served based on the order the completed application was received.  

    The following documents must be submitted in order for the application to be completed:

    *This application will not be processed for Pre-K drawing without the items listed below:

    • *Completed Georgia Lottery Pre-K Application
    • *Proof of Birth - Certified Copy of Birth Certificate (Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2022).
    • *Proof of Residency
    • *Photo ID of the person registering child
    • Child’s Social Security Card/Bright from the Start Social Security Waiver Form
    • Form 3300:  Hearing/Dental/Vision
    • Form 3231: Immunizations 
    • Documentation of Federal / State Assistance

    If you have any questions regarding the Jackson County School System Pre-K Program, please contact Linda Bell at lbell@jcss.us and I will be happy to answer your questions.


    Linda Bell, Pre-K Director


    To learn more about registering your child for Pre-K, visit https://bit.ly/JCSSprek