Kindergarten sign-up night Wednesday in Kent

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Kindergarten "Registration Night" for the Kent school district will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the gym of each elementary building.

Parent/guardians of children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 should plan to attend.They must register their child at the elementary school which serves their area of attendance. Application forms for "Intradistrict Open Enrollment" can be obtained that evening for those who may need to have their child attend an elementary school different from the neighborhood school.

Parent/guardian(s) must bring the following original documents that evening:

n Government-issued picture identification;

n Proof of residency --Must provide two of the following documents:

n Driver 's license or State Identification Card (will only be used if the address matches one of the documents listed below)

n Purchase agreement or rental agreement

n Current utility bill

n Work record (pay stub)

n Public assistance (e.g., check stubs, form)

n Voter registration card

n An authentic health department copy of the child's birth certificate (hospital birth record not accepted) or passport;

nChild's immunization records;

n Child's Social Security card; and

nCustody or guardianship papers (if applicable). If student is not living with both natural parents, court documentation is required. It must be time-stamped or sealed by the court.

Basic registration forms will be completed and a brief overview of the Kindergarten program will be presented by the building principal and the kindergarten teachers.

Materials describing the Kent Parks & Recreation childcare programs will also be available.

Kindergarten orientation and screening will take place in each elementary school at the start of the new school year.

Those unable to attend "Registration Night," should contact the school in your neighborhood attendance area.

: Davey Elementary, (330) 676-7400; Franklin Elementary, (330) 676-8450; Holden Elementary, (330) 676-8400; Longcoy Elementary, (330) 676-8350; and Walls Elementary, (330) 676-8300, to make other registration arrangements. If you are not sure which school your child should attend, please check our web site at www.kentschools.net, click on the Parents link and scroll down to Enrollment and Registration for additional instructions or contact our Transportation Department at (330) 676-7690.

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