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Kindergarten Round Up Period

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

Hillsborough County Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up period for the 2015-2016 school year from January 13 – February 11.

Families interested in enrolling their child in their assigned, attendance area school should attend the Kindergarten Round Up event scheduled for that school.  Kindergarten Round Up offers the student a firsthand look at kindergarten life, introduces parents to the school, and allows attendees to become acquainted with the campus.

Parents who attend are encouraged to bring birth certificate, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergarten. Parents unable to attend the Round Up are encouraged to enroll their child by the end of June 2015.  Parents who would like to research their kindergarten options may visit various Round Ups and apply for School Choice or a magnet school during the application period.

The Hillsborough Choice application period for elementary schools closes February 11.  Hillsborough Choice applications are available online for download at  For a detailed list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, parents should visit the district website at and see the “Kindergarten Round Up” section.

School District to Host School Bus Driver Job Fair

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

The Hillsborough County Public Schools Transportation Department will host a job fair on Tuesday, January 20, at Riverview High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Applicants can fast-track the process – applying online during the job fair with assistance from school district employees. Eligible applicants will be interviewed for a bus driver position during the event.

Job applicants will be given the opportunity to ask questions about becoming a bus driver, including job requirements, hours, pay, benefits, etc. Interested applicants can also get information on obtaining their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and take part in demos in the school parking lot.

Some applicants may leave the job fair with a contingency letter of employment, pending fingerprinting and physicals.

“The goal is to recruit qualified bus drivers who have a love for children,” said Jim Beekman, HCPS General Manager of Transportation.

Riverview High School is located at 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview.

For more information call 813-982-5521 or go to Child care will also be available.

Hillsborough Choice Options Elementary Application Period

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

The Hillsborough Choice Options application period for elementary magnet programs and School Choice programs for the 2015-2016 school year opens January 13, at noon and closes February 11.

Under Hillsborough Choice Options students can apply for a magnet school or another public school with available space within Hillsborough County.  Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school, or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application.

School choice and magnet programs are available for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade.  Students currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County public elementary school should apply directly online. Students new to Hillsborough County Public Schools can download an application from the Choice Options website, complete it, and mail it to the address listed on the application.

Elementary applications are available beginning at noon on January 13, online at Parents can call the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692 for answers to their questions.