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UPDATE on Kindergarten Registration and Dual Language Lottery at Southwest



Given the challenges of COVID-19,  the Office of Early Education and the Office of Student Assignment are developing updated guidance for receiving and processing registration materials remotely while ensuring all families are able to register including those who do not have access to the Internet. Once the process has been finalized, information will be shared with all DPS families.

  • If you would like to get started on the process, Kindergarten registration documents are available to access online at .
  • If you have already completed a paper registration for your child, hold on to your paperwork until more guidance is provided at the district level. You are welcome to send scanned documents to with the heading Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021; however, the original documents will still need to be submitted at a later date.


For Southwest families interested in applying for the Dual Language Lottery in Kindergarten, we will be adjusting the deadline for lottery applications once the DPS Kindergarten registration process is finalized. There is not a deadline for Dual Language applications at this time. Once we start Kindergarten registration for all students, we will extend the Dual Language Lottery application process to allow for all families to have adequate time to apply.



Nicholas Rotosky-III

Southwest Elementary School

2320 Cook Road

Durham, NC  27713
919-560-3972 Ext. 72222 /

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