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Kindergarten Registration is February 4

Posted January 07, 2014 in Community Blogs, Johnston

2014-15 kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at all elementaries in the district. A child is eligible to enroll in kindergarten if he or she is 5 years old as of Sept. 15, 2014.

The registration date is slightly later this year to account for any school enrollment changes that may occur as a result of the district’s elementary boundary revision process. The revisions are to be presented to the Johnston Board of Education on January 27, 2014 for approval.

Parents should also double-check elementary boundary lines, to avoid confusion when registering. A map is available on the district website.

Each of the five elementary schools in the district – Beaver Creek, Horizon, Lawson, Timber Ridge, and Wallace – will take registrations from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents should come prepared with the following documents:

  1. Proof of legal address or residence (eg: utility bill, lease or mortgage with your name and address on it);
  2. Child’s birth certificate or birth record from hospital; and
  3. Child’s immunization record.

Parents choosing to open enroll their child can also register on February 4, but the child’s building placement will be determined in June, based on class size and room availability.

Iowa law requires that all students must be immunized against diptheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus (DPT), polio, rubeola, rubella (measles) before entering school. Three hepatitis B vaccinations are required if the student was born on or after July 1, 1995. At least two doses of Varicella vaccine are required if the student was born on or after September 15, 1998 (reliable history of Chickenpox is also accepted). There must be a physical completed after age 4 and a dental exam after age 3. Contact your physician if you have questions about immunization.

Approximately 500 students registered as kindergarteners in 2013-14. This number is expected to go up, as the district increases enrollment numbers across all grades.

Questions regarding kindergarten registration can be directed to the district office, 515-278-0470.

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