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Public school kindergarten registration set for March 30

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on January 25, 2007 1:47 PM

Pre-registration for kindergarten in Wayne County Public Schools has been set for Friday, March 30, at all 15 elementary schools. Pre-registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

A child must be five years old on or before Oct. 16 to register for kindergarten for the coming year. Parents/Legal guardians must present an official birth certificate, immunization records, and a child's social security number to school officials. Birth certificates may be obtained from the Register of Deeds office in the county of the child's birth. A parent must also show proof of residence, such as an electric bill or telephone bill.

State law requires that before kindergarten registration, a child must receive a health assessment and appropriate shots. The health assessment must be documented on an official North Carolina Health Assessment Report form available from the county school system, the county health department, and most pediatricians' offices. If needed, parents/legal guardians will be given a health assessment from during pre-registration which must be completed by the family physician and returned to the school by the first day of classes on August 25.

Anyone unable to register their child on the designated day should contact the school as soon as possible. If unsure of the school the child will attend, call school administrative offices at 731-5900 or stop by the administrative offices at 2001 East Royall Avenue. All entering kindergarten students must be registered at the school in the district in which they live. If a parent/guardian wishes to request a transfer to a different school, transfer requests will be accepted during the month of June for schools that have space available. A list of schools with space available will be made public.

Students already enrolled in kindergarten will not attend school March 30, which will count as a vacation day.