South Orange-Maplewood District Open Enrollment for 2016-17 Begins February

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From the South Orange-Maplewood School District: 

Parents/Guardians with a child turning 3 and 4 on or before October 1st, 2016 may enroll their child in pre-school beginning Monday, February 1, 2016, during the early registration time period. Those who miss the early pre-school registration time period may enroll afterwards via appointment only (until the open registration time period).

Parents/Guardians with a child turning 5 on or before October 1st, 2016 may enroll their child in kindergarten beginning Monday, February 8, 2016, during the early registration time period. Early registration for kindergarten will end on Thursday, March 17th. Those not registered by Thursday, March 17, 2016, must wait until Monday, May 2, 2016 to register for kindergarten. Kindergarten parents will receive notification of their child’s placement mid-late May, along with their kindergarten orientation notices.

Parents/Guardians with incoming high school students, grades 9-12, may take advantage of an early registration time period, Monday, April 11 – Thursday, April 14, 2016. Those students enrolled during the early enrollment week may sit for the Columbia High School placement exam between April 18th and April 21th. The placement exam is used in conjunction with a student’s grades to properly schedule all incoming high school students.

Parents/Guardians who are unable to take advantage of the early enrollment dates and those with children entering grades 1-8, will be able to enroll their children in the District beginning Monday, May 2, 2016.

Those wishing to enroll a child in the South Orange and Maplewood School District must complete a registration packet. Packets can be found on the district’s website ( or picked up at the Board of Education located at 525 Academy Street, Maplewood. Completed packets must be returned in person by the parent/guardian during registration hours, Monday-Thursday from 9-12:45pm.

The South Orange and Maplewood Schools are only open to those who reside in Village of South Orange or Township Maplewood.

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