Sweetwater ISD now offering tuition-supported pre-kindergarten

Sweetwater ISD is now offering a tuition-supported pre-kindergarten program (Pre-K) at the Southeast Elementary campus. Here are some facts about the program:• Children must be three years of age on or before Sept. 1 to register.• Children must fit the profile of a regular education student. Special Education students are served in the district through the appropriate placement.• This is an educational program taught by a certified teacher.• The program will follow the 177 day school calendar, and will be half-day, from 8-11 a.m. All SISD holidays will be observed. All delayed starts and/or early releases by SISD will also be observed.• Parents must provide transportation.• Registration began at the SISD Administration Building on Wednesday, July 9. There are 15 openings and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.Please bring the following documents to registration:• Photo Identification of parent/guardian enrolling student, showing name, address and date of birth (driver’s license, passport, etc.);• Child’s birth certificate;• Child’s Social Security card;• Current immunization record signed by physician.Tuition is $175 a month per student for the children of SISD employees and $200 a month per student for all others. A $100 application fee is payable by check at registration and will be deducted from the total tuition. Building Blocks Child Care has personally tailored a program if additional care is needed. Building Blocks is across the street from Southeast Elementary. They will provide care including meals and snacks until 4:15 p.m. for an additional cost of $60 per week for this service, payable to Building Blocks. Care can also be provided until 5:30 p.m. for $70 per week. An employee from Building Blocks will walk them across the street to and from Pre-K at Southeast. Building Blocks Child Care can be contacted at 236-9551 or 338-6559 to set a time for a tour and/or pick up a packet.