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Kindergarten Registration General Information

Lottery Registration Day

Mars Area Primary Center holds a Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day event for the following school year each spring (March-April)

On Kindergarten Lottery Registration Day, the selection of AM or PM Kindergarten session is done through a lottery system. (Note: All lottery tickets will distributed at a Mars Area School District kindergarten event. Tickets will not distributed outside of the designated event, which will be recommended for parents/guardians  of all incoming kindergartners as important information about registration requirements, District policies and procedures, and additional notifications will be  provided.) Once the maximum class size is reached, the session is closed and individuals may be placed on a waiting list for their session preference.

Parents taking part in the lottery system must be present at the event and must have a completed registration packet.

Additional Events

In addition to registration, the Mars Area Primary Center typically holds a:

  • Kindergarten Preview (January-February) for students planning to register for the school's Kindergarten Program and their parents;
  • Pre-Kindergarten Assessments by appointment for students registered for kindergarten (March-April); and, a
  • "PC Play Date - Watermelon Welcome" event (May) for students registered to attend Kindergarten Program and their parents

Dates/information pertinent to kindergarten registration and corresponding events will be communicated to parents and posted on the District's website well in advance.