Kindergarten and VPK Registration for 2023-2024

Kate M. Smith (Kindergarten), Washington County VPK Center (VPK) and Vernon Elementary School (VPK & Kindergarten) will begin Registration on April 3, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year.  Registration packets will be available in the appropriate School Offices.  All forms and documentation is required. All registration is online now…. Please see the instructions below:

 If you have a new student (NOT previously enrolled in Washington County Schools) you may choose the “Enroll Now” option located at  and complete the online registration form.

Parents/guardians of returning students will need to:

  • Log into the Parent Portal.
  • Go to the student’s information box and click on “Form Summary.”
  • Complete the Student Information Update/Returning Student Form under Available Forms.

VPK openings are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please see office staff at Washington County VPK Center or call 850-638-6380 for more details.

Children starting VPK must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2023. Children starting Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2023.

You must provide:

  • Certified Birth Certificate (not hospital copy)
  • Florida Immunization Record (can be obtained at location shots were received…i.e. Health Dept. or Doctors office.
  • Florida Physical (must be dated within one year of first day of school)
  • Early Learning Coalition Certificate (VPK Students ONLY)
  • Social Security Card (optional)