2023-2024 PreK Registration Scheduled for February 7, 8 & 9 at Sudduth & West Elementary Schools
Mark your calendars! Registration for the Starkville Oktibbeha School District PreK program at Sudduth and West Elementary Schools is scheduled for February 7, 8 & 9 from 9 am until 1 pm each day. Sudduth will host PreK registration in the gym, and West parents may visit the office to register.
To be eligible to register for the District’s PreK program, students must be four years old on or before September 1, 2023.
Students who demonstrate a need for a preschool program are placed in the program first. Remaining slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
How to Register
1. Complete online pre-registration form.
Parents pre-registering their child for PreK at West Elementary may complete their information with staff on site.
2. Return required registration documents to Sudduth Elementary School or West Elementary School on February 7, 8 or 9 from 9 am until 1 pm. Parents must complete an online registration form, turn in all documents in person, and sign up for a screening time during the registration days. Registration does not guarantee placement in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District's PreK program. Sudduth Elementary School will host registration in-person in the gym. West Elementary School will host registration in-person in the school's front office.
Required registration documents for pre-k registration include child’s certified birth certificate (no receipts accepted), child’s updated immunization record (Mississippi Immunization 121 Form), and two current proofs of Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District residency. Proofs of residency must have the same address on it as the one listed on the registration. You may be asked to present additional proofs of residency 30 days prior to the start of school.
Parents/guardians must provide the Starkville Oktibbeha School District with a minimum of one document from each group as verification of address.
Mortgage Statement (within last 12 months)
Property Tax Bill
Filed Homestead Exemption Application
Apartment or Home Lease
Filed Property or Warranty Deed
Driver's License or State Issued Identification Card
Certified copy of filed petition for guardianship/final guardianship decree
Utility Bill (within last 60 days, only one accepted)
If utilities are included in the Apartment or Home Lease, please use one of the following documents for the second proof of residency:
Doctor, dentist or hospital bill (mailed to address)
Credit card statement
Insurance policy (Health)
State or federal benefit check
Salary check stub
Government mailing (Social Security or Medicaid Determination letter, IRS, etc.)
Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card
AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION AND VOTER PRECINCT IDENTIFICATION ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY.
During in-person registration, parents will sign up for a time-slot to conduct their child's PreK screening. Students will be screened at either Sudduth Elementary or West Elementary. Parents or guardians will bring their children to the school and wait while teachers assess their child. Students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are eligible for special education services can attend our PreK program.
Registration for PreK closes Thursday, Februrary 9, at 1 pm. Registering does not guarantee placement in the District’s PreK program.
Frequenty Asked Questions about PreK
The Starkville Oktibbeha Early Learning Collaborative offers additional PreK opportunities for 4-year-old students. For more information, please contact the two center sites below:
1504 Louisville Street
ICS Head Start Oktibbeha County
1617 Louisville Street
Parents will sign up for a screening time when you turn in your registration documents in person at Sudduth or West Elementary School during the registration times. It is the responsibility of the parent to bring the child to the school for screening at the time signed up for.
No, only children who are four years old on or before September 1st of the school year may participate in the Starkville Oktibbeha Early Learning Collaborative PreK program.
Students who register for PreK are given the STAR Early Literacy screener to determine academic need. Other factors are also considered when determining a child’s need for preschool.
No, however it is important that parents register their child as early as possible when the registration window opens. Students who demonstrate a need for a preschool program are placed in the program first.
Yes, the Starkville Oktibbeha School District provides transportation for PreK students attending Sudduth and West Elementary Schools. Transportation is not provided for students enrolled in PreK at Emerson Preschool.
The Starkville Oktibbeha Early Learning Collaborative (SOELC) follows the Mississippi Early Learning Standards, and uses Mississippi Beginnings: PreK, which is a comprehensive PreK curriculum provided by The Mississippi Department of Education.
You will be notified in April if your child has been accepted to the program.
Yes, students who have an IEP and are eligible for special education services can attend our PreK program.
Yes, all PreK locations within the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District maintain a waiting list throughout the school year and fill slots as they become available.
Our PreK program is an all-day program. The PreK program will follow arrival and dismissal times and procedures established by the school site. Click here to find a list of school start and end times.
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib)
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- Polio (IPV)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
No, registration is held on those days so that students can be screened and selected for the 2023-2024 school year.
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