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FSMA Enrollment Q&A Archive

Q: If I am submitting enrollment forms for siblings, do I need to fill out 2 separate enrollment forms (they are 3 years apart in age) or do I fill out 1 and just fill in the sibling on the sibling line?

A: Each child requires his or her own enrollment form–just indicate the sibling on each, so we are sure to connect them. We can’t wait to receive your enrollment materials!

Q: Does it matter when I turn my application in?

A: You may submit your application anytime during the Open Enrollment Window (the first Monday in November through the second Wednesday in January, to be included in the lottery). All applications will be considered equally during that time frame.

You noted a 5-mile radius to Central Wilmington – how do I know if I qualify for this preference?

A: There are several websites available that allow you to see if you address is within the 5-mile radius surrounding the school.  Access the one we use here.  Remember, all Delaware residents are eligible to apply!

Q: We have twin daughters… with the current enrollment policy, if one twin is placed through the lottery system, does the other twin automatically get enrolled? Thank you!

A: If one twin gets in, and there is still space, the other one will be automatically enrolled. We do have a sibling preference, and we will always strive to be sensitive to the unique needs of our parents/guardians and students.

Q: Will your students be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment each year?

A: Yes, our students will be participating in this assessment as it is a state requirement. While FSMA has lots of flexibility, we still participate in all state-wide mandates. Thanks for the question!

Q: Does my child have to be 5 to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year? She will be 4 ½.

A: As far as Kindergarten enrollment age, students applying for Kindergarten must turn five years of age by August 31 of the enrolling school year. A birth certificate will be required for age verification. FSMA does not currently have a process for Early Admission to Kindergarten.
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