RACINE — Southern Local School District kindergarten registration will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29-30 in the elementary wing of the Southern campus.
Students must turn 5 years old before Aug. 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
Preschool registration and screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 and April 1, in the elementary wing of the Southern campus. An appointment is necessary, so call the school office to schedule.
Parents or legal guardians need to bring their child’s birth certificate (not a hospital birth record), Social Security card and shot records to the school, and the child must be present for screening. Parents/guardians must also bring verification of residency/legal address and custody papers if applicable.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to make plans now to have immunizations in place by the date of registration. Acceptable documents for verification of residency are utility receipts, property tax documents, rental leases and driver’s license with current address.
The Meigs County Health Department immunization nurse will be at the school all four registration days for students needing up-to-date shots. Parents should bring shot records and insurance cards. These records can be updated for the next school year.
Changes to preschool: Previously, public preschool served 3- and 4—year-olds, however, state guidelines have changed. For the 2016-17 school year, only 4-year olds are eligible for this program. Southern may host a site for 3-year olds, pending funding approval and interest in having the class. Three-year olds can be screened, but at this time there is no guarantee that a class will be held. Screenings, however, could be used to enter another site per the inter-agency agreement. Parents of 3-year olds interested in the having the class should contact Tricia McNickle, elementary principal.
“If there are any 4-year-olds out there,” said superintendent Tony Deem, “we need them to sign up. We need 40 kids to fund a unit.”
Eastern kindergarten registration
Children being enrolled for kindergarten in the Eastern Local School District must turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.
Kindergarten screening and registration will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28-29. All children to be enrolled should be screened and registered at this time. Call to schedule an appointment at 740-985-3304.
On the day of screening and registration, the child must be present and accompanied by his or her parent/legal guardian. The parent/legal guardian will need to produce verification of residency, identification, the child’s legal registered birth certificate (again, not the hospital birth record), up-to-date immunization record and, if applicable, custody documents.
Acceptable documents for verification of residency are utility receipts, property tax document, real estate contract, rental lease, driver’s license with current address; all documents must be in the name of the parent/legal guardian.