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Kindergarten sign-ups set

March 16, 2012
Shepherdstown Chronicle

Kindergarten registration for Shepherdstown Elementary School will take place on Thursday, Mar. 22. Students will be divided according to their last name. Times are as follows: 9-10:30 a.m. for those with last names beginning with A-F; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. for those with last names beginning with G-L; 1-2 p.m. for students with last names beginning with M-R; and 2-3 p.m. for students with last names beginning with S-Z.

Speech, language and hearing screenings will be conduced at the time of registration.

A state certified birth certificate is required by State Law. Registering families are also required to bring a proof of residency and a social security card to registration.

A health screening is also required. Forms are available at local physician offices and the Jefferson County Board of Education office. Certain immunizations are required before a child can register. These include: four doses of DPT, with one dose after the fourth birthday; three doses of polio vaccine with one dose after the fourth birthday; two doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine with the first dose after the first birthday; two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) with first dose after the first birthday; three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine with the last dose after the age of six months; and a tuberculin test for out of state transfer students only which must be given within 30 days of entering school.

A child must be five years old before Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten. School policy allows admission of children born between Sept. 1 and Sept. 15 inclusive only if they meet eligibility requirements. For more information, contact the Pupil Services Department of Jefferson County Schools at 304-728-9236.

 
 
 

 

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