Northside ISD begins Pre-K registration

Northside ISD expecting to register 2,800 children for Pre-K

SAN ANTONIO – The line of parents waiting to get into the Northside Activity Center at 7001 Culebra Road was winding out to the parking lot Monday morning on the first day of Pre-Kindergarten registration for the Northside Independent School District. 

Registration is being held July 7-10, with the schedule and times determined by which school the student will be attending. 

More than 2,800 students are projected to be entering the district-run pre-K program.  Pre-K 4 SA is a different program run by the city of San Antonio.

First-time pre-K parent Brianna Hurst said her son, Jayden, can't wait to start school in order to begin playing soccer with the other kids. But finishing the registration process means bringing a lot of documentation and writing.

"There's a lot of paperwork. Not too difficult. My hand hurts, but it's OK," she said.

Parents are required to bring their child's immunization record, proof of residency, birth certificate, and proof of gross income for the household.   

Colonies North Elementary School Vice Principal Victor Raga said the hardest part for parents seems to be proof of residency. 

"An electric bill, a water bill, a cable bill that is current. It has to be either June or July and the key part in it, it has to be current. It can't be a disconnection notice, it has to be a current bill," he said.

He says an newly signed apartment lease or closing papers from a home purchase will suffice, but a cell phone bill will not.

For kids to qualify, they must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.

They also must be:

  • unable to speak or comprehend the English language or
  • homeless or
  • come from a family whose parent or guardian is active duty or killed, injured or missing in action while on active duty or
  • eligible for the National Free Lunch Program or
  • in foster care.

For a schedule of registration times, visit www.nisd.net/schools/kinder/pre-k