Apply for Pre K Beginning February 3 | How to Apply
Registration for kindergarten students entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the first time for the 2020-2021 school year will be held Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the school the student will attend.
Grades Pre K-12 Registration
Registration for students entering STPPS for the first time in grades 1-12 at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year will be held in August.
To find the school your child will attend, view the school attendance boundary maps, contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or the Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 or go to the Bus Transportation webpage and type in the address (without the city and state).
Frequently Asked Questions
Documents to Bring to Registration
If you do not have these documents, please contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or the Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 for assistance.
- State Certified Birth Certificate
- Immunization (Shot) Records
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency
Provide 3 of the documents listed below (must be most current available and list name of parent/guardian and street address).
At least 1 document must be from this list
Other documents may be selected from this list
- a current utility bill dated within the last 30 days (electric, natural gas, water or propane/butane)
- a property tax bill listing homestead exemption
- a signed real estate lease agreement from a real estate office, apartment complex or mobile home property, not from an individual
- paycheck stub
- car insurance declarations page
- vehicle registration
- bank statement
- voter registration card
- state/federal support services
- current year W-2 form
- most recent federal or state income tax return
- cable or satellite bill dated within the last 30 days
Other documents may be required at the time of registration including custody papers, report card/records from last school, or income verification for Pre-K students.
Registering Pre Kindergarten Students | How to Apply
To qualify for free Pre K, a child must be 4 years old on or before September 30, live within the attendance boundary of the school and meet income requirements. Paid tuition spots may be available for those who do not meet the income requirements if all seats are not filled.
For specific information about student eligibility, placement or the screening process call the St. Tammany Parish Pre K Office at 985-898-3306.
Registering Kindergarten Students
A child must be 5 years old by September 30 to be eligible for kindergarten.
Students who were enrolled in an STPPS Pre K program during the previous school year do not need to register again for kindergarten if they will be attending the same school.
Registering First Grade Students
A child must be 6 years old by September 30 to be eligible for first grade.
Students who attended and completed a public school kindergarten during the previous school year will not be required to register again for the first grade.
To enroll in first grade, a student must have proof of attendance at a full-day public or private kindergarten for a full academic year or have passed academic readiness screening at the time of enrollment at the school the child will attend.
For additional information about registration and school attendance boundaries, contact the Attendance offices at the following locations:
Covington Attendance Office
Harrison Curriculum Center
706 West 28th Avenue in Covington
Slidell Attendance Office
980 Ninth Street in Slidell
This school district will comply with all laws relating to the enrollment and education, as far as practicable, of all students regardless of their citizenship or homeless status.
The document requirements for registration and enrollment will not be used to adversely affect any student from receiving an education regardless of their citizenship or homeless status.