RSU 57 Families 

From: RSU 57 Administration

Re: Pre-K Lottery Application Information & Deadline

Date: January 31, 2023

It is our hope that this memo will serve to clarify any questions regarding our district’s Pre-K programs. To begin, our Pre-K programs seek to serve our local schools first (Alfred Elementary School, Line Elementary, Lyman Elementary School, Shapleigh Memorial School, and Waterboro Elementary School). Each child who applies for the lottery will have an opportunity for selection. Once all openings have been filled by local residents, we will reach out to district community members who are on a waitlist to determine interest in program admittance, should spaces become available. Please review the district’s criteria below to understand our program admittance criteria:

Pre-K Program Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be 4 years old by October 15th 

  • Students who were born on or before October 15th, 2018 are not eligible for PreK enrollment. 

  • Complete Lottery Application Form (required) including income. This will help predict levels of Free and Reduced Lunch percentages for next year and is needed in order to accurately reflect the district percentage. 

  • The application form must be completed and submitted by February 24th, 2023.

Here is the link to the form that you will need to complete in order to be considered for admittance to our Pre-K program:

If you have any questions about how to fill out the form, please contact your local school's main office. Our goal is to make program notifications by Friday, March 10th. All students that are placed in a district Pre-K program will need to complete registration with our Registrar as well as have the kindergarten registration packet filled out prior to Pre-K screening. Once all openings have been filled by lottery, remaining names will be drawn to create a waiting list, should room become available. Any interest from local school residents received after the lottery is complete and notification has taken place, will be placed on the waiting list. 


If you know of any community families who may have an eligible student, please feel free to share this information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local school’s main office.


RSU 57 Administration

             Pre-K Lottery Form