Russell County School District First Class Pre-K     

  • At this time, all 2021-2022 Pre-K slots have been filled. 

    You may still apply to have your child's name added to the waitlist.  

Pre-K Students
  • The Alabama First Class Pre-K is a grant funded program operated by the Office of School Readiness. This program is designed to provide a full day of developmentally appropriate instruction and support for four-year-old children. The Pre-K curriculum and instruction is aligned with the Alabama Developmental Standards for Preschool Children. These standards address 9 areas of development to include:

    1.  Language and Literacy
    2.  Mathematics
    3.  Science and Environmental Education
    4.  Health 
    5.  Fine Arts
    6.  Technology
    7.  Physical Development
    8.  Social-Emotional Development
    9.  Approaches to Learning 

    The goal of the First Class Pre-K program is to ensure students have access to high quality learning experiences that prepare them for future success in school. 


  • Important Pre-K Information

    • Child must be 4 years old prior to September 1, 2021
    • Students must be potty trained
    • Enrollment is random selection 
    • Class size is maximum 18
    • Breakfast and lunch is provided free each day
    • Transportation is not provided for Pre-K by the District
    • Parents must complete 12 volunteer hours during the school year.
    • A change of clothes (weather appropriate) is required daily.  
    • Small blanket and pillow are optional for rest/naptime.  
    • No supplies are required for First Class Pre-K; however, you are welcome to make donations to the teacher's wishlist items below:
      • Baby Wipes

      • Disinfectant Wipes

      • Disinfectant Spray

      • Kleenex

      • Paper towels

      • 2 bottles Hand sanitizer

      • 2 bottles Hand soap

     Please access the school below website for additional school related policies and information.  


  • 2021-2022 Parent Orientation Schedule 

    Parent orientation is required by all parents/families that have children attending the 2021-2022 First Class Pre-K in the Russell County School District.

    Orientation will be followed by a teacher Meet and Greet or school level Title I meeting. 

    Ladonia Elementary  -  Tuesday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

    Mt. Olive Primary  -  Wednedsay, August 4th at 4:00 p.m.

    Dixie Elementary -  Thursday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m.

    Oliver Elementary  -  Friday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m.*

    *This orientation will take place after the school level Title I meeting.

    Before the orientation, make sure you have registered your child in Powerschool at this LINK. 

    All students must have a birth certificate, updated immunization record and proof of residency on file. 

    Please email Mrs. Kimmel at kimmels@russellcsd.net if you have any questions or concerns.            


  • The Pre-K classes are located at the following Russell County School District schools:

    Dixie Elementary    334-468-5353 4914 Hwy 80 West, Opelika, AL 36804 

    Ladonia Elementary   334-468-5805 / 9 Woodland Drive, Phenix City, AL 36869

    Mt. Olive Primary     334-468-5100 / 454 Hwy 165, Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856 

    Oliver Elementary    334-468-5400 /  77 Longview Street, Seale, AL 36875



  • Sarah Kimmel

    Sarah Kimmel

    Director of Federal Programs / Pre-K                                                                                                                           

    Contact:  kimmels@russellcsd.net/334-408-4947