• ST. BERNARD PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATION

    2024-2025

    The St. Bernard Parish Public School system provides a Preschool Program to service all eligible four year olds.  Preschool classes are located on the St. Bernard Parish Public School sites.  The classes follow the Louisiana Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) and are taught by certified teachers who are assisted by trained paraprofessionals.

     

    Initial registration for the 2024-2025 school year will begin Tuesday, April 2, 2024 by appointment only.   Please call the preschool office for available days during the months of April, May, June and July.  Please note registration will close July 25th – August 12th to prepare for the opening of school.  Registrations will take place during the hours of 8:30 am -2:00 pm.  All applicants must turn four years of age by September 30, 2024 and must be a current legal resident of St. Bernard Parish.  The application MUST BE submitted in person, by the legal parent/guardian of the child.

     

    Preschool registration will be conducted in person and by appointment only.  Only one legal parent/guardian will be allowed at the appointment, with the exception of a translator.  NO CHILDREN MAY ACCOMPANY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN TO THE APPOINTMENT.

     

    Registrants will need to obtain a registration packet from the preschool office prior to the appointment.  All paperwork must be completed and all required documentation must accompany the packet.  Only applications which are complete AND have ALL required documentation will be considered for placement (unless extenuating circumstances exist).  All documents must be the originals.    As preschool students are assigned to classes, please be aware and understand that attendance zones, school day time frames, and grant requirements for the preschoolers may be different than those for students in grades K-5 and different from other preschoolers in our parish.  We will continue to offer transportation options to preschoolers within the assigned school district.  All students are accepted regardless of income as long as all necessary paperwork is completed.  Teacher request are not accepted for Pre-K as students are placed according to grant guidelines.

      

    All applications and required documents will be accepted at:

    St. Bernard Parish-Joseph Davies Elementary School (for the Preschool Office enter on left side of building)

    4101 Mistrot Street, Meraux, LA 70075 Phone:  (504)267-3310    

    If you need any assistance completing this application or have any questions, please contact the Preschool Staff at (504) 267-3310.

    In addition to the completed attached application, the following original documents are required for registration:

     

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate (long form)

    Child’s social security card (optional)

    Child’s up-to-date immunization record

    Child’s medical card

    Custody papers- (certified copy of Judgement ONLY), if applicable

    Evaluation of child (if applicable)

     

    PROOF OF RESIDENCE

     

    If you are a Home Owner

    • Copy of Homestead Exemption notification
    • Original, current electric bill indicating the point of service

    And 3 of the following 5 documents:

    • Original Bill of Sale
    • Original, current water bill indicating the point of service
    • Parent(s)/ Legal Guardian(s) Original, current Louisiana Driver’s License w/ St. Bernard Address (Louisiana ID is not acceptable)
    • Original, current Medicaid/Medicare card and eligibility letter with address
    • Original, current gas bill indicating the point of service

     

    Living With Someone Who is a Home Owner

    • The Home Owner’s Homestead Exemption notification
    • A letter from the Home Owner stating the Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) and child(ren) reside with the Home Owner
    • The Home Owner’s Original current electric bill indicating the point of service

    And 3 of the following 5 documents:

    • The Home Owner’s Original Bill of Sale
    • The Home Owner’s Original, current water bill indicating the point of service
    • Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) Original, current Louisiana Driver’s License w/ St. Bernard Address (Louisiana ID is not acceptable)
    • The Home Owner’s Original, current gas bill indicating the point of service
    • Original, current Medicaid/Medicare card and eligibility letter with address

     

    If you are Renting

    • Original lease or rental agreement with the names of each person living at the residence listed on the agreement along with the landlord’s name and phone number
    • Original, current electric bill indicating the point of service

    And 3 of the following 4 documents:

    • Original, current water bill indicating the point of service
    • Original, current Medicaid/Medicare card and eligibility letter with address
    • Original, current gas bill indicating the point of service
    • Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) Original, current Louisiana Driver’s License w/ St. Bernard Address (Louisiana ID is not acceptable)

    Living With Someone Who Is Renting

    • The Renter’s Original lease or rental agreement with the names of each person living at the residence listed on the agreement along with the landlord’s name and phone number
    • The Renter’s Original, current electric bill indicating the point of service

    And 3 of the following 4 documents:

    • The Renter’s Original, current water bill indicating the point of service
    • Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) Original, current Louisiana Driver’s License w/ St. Bernard Address (Louisiana ID is not acceptable)
    • Original, current Medicaid/Medicare card and eligibility letter with address
    • The Renter’s Original, current gas bill indicating the point of service

     

    PROOF OF INCOME for ALL Household Members

    • 2023 Income Tax Return (1040A) (W2s are NOT ACCEPTED) and
    • Three most recent check stubs for each job and individual working
      • must be within last two months
      • must show adult name, pay period, hours worked, and hourly rate of pay
    • If check stubs do not apply, then an official letter from the employer is needed.
      • must state where adult is employed, hourly rate of pay, and average of hours worked per week
      • must be signed by the employer.

     

    PROOF OF ALL THAT APPLY to any household member residing at the same address

    • Verification of welfare (letter/printout)
    • Verification of alimony or child support (court orders)
    • Verification of social security benefits (award letter)
    • Verification of unemployment benefits
    • Verification of workers’ compensation
    • Verification of food stamps (household print out with names of recipients listed, expiration date and amount received)
    • Letter of financial support from individual(s) providing support