Kindergarten sign-up set in Kent

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Kindergarten "Registration Night" will be held at 7:00 p.m. April 30 at Davey, Holden, Longcoy, and Walls Elementary Schools.

Parent/guardian(s) must register their child at their attendance area elementary school. Parent/guardian(s) of children who will be five years old on or before Aug. 1 should plan to attend.

Registration packets will be available for early pick-up beginning Wednesday at each of these buildings. Completed paperwork will not be accepted prior to Registration Night.

An "Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application" can be obtained that evening for parent/guardian(s) who may need to have their child attend an elementary school different from the attendance area school.

Parent/guardian(s) must bring the following original documents on "Registration Night":

n Government-issued picture identification;

n Proof of Residency: Must provide two of the following documents with parent/guardian(s) name(s): Driver License or State Identification Card (will only be used if the address matches one of the documents listed below); Purchase Agreement or Rental Agreement; current utility bill; work record (pay stub): ublic assistance (e.g., check stubs, form); 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;

n Custody 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.

During "Registration Night," 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 before and after school childcare programs will also be available.

This meeting is only for parents and guardians.

Kindergarten orientation and screening will take place in each elementary school at the start of the new school year. Assignment letters for half-day kindergarten will be mailed in August.

Those unable to attend "Registration Night," should contact the school in their attendance area: Davey Elementary, 330-676-7400; 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/Registration for additional instructions or contact the Transportation Department at 330-676-7690.

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