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Kindergarten registration begins Tuesday

The date for the Decatur County Kindergarten registration and screening has been set for Tuesday, May 4.

A child must be screened before he/she can be enrolled in public kindergarten.

A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2010, in order to be eligible to be registered for public kindergarten.

The screening/registration will be held at each of the five elementary schools.

A parent must register the child at the school for which he/she is zoned. Any exception to attendance in zone must be requested during Choice Week to be held June 21-25. Any questions concerning correct zone can be answered at the individual schools or at the Board of Education Bus Shop.

In addition to their child, parents will need to bring the child’s certified birth certificate, immunization certificate, Social Security card and proof of residence to the registration. Acceptable proofs of residence include current rent receipt, power bill, water bill, or, if living with a relative, a notarized letter with one of the previously named bills attached.

If a child has not completed his/her immunization, the Health Department should be contacted. Please note that the completion of the hepatitis B series (three doses) is part of the required immunization.

The registration/screening will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at each elementary school. Parents should report to the school’s office. Parents will not need to make an appointment for the screening.

The following schools in Decatur County are involved in the kindergarten registration:

Elcan-King Elementary

725 Louise St.

(229) 248-2212

John-Johnson Elementary

1947 S. West St.

248-2215

Jones-Wheat Elementary

1400 E. Broughton St.

248-2218

Potter Street Elementary

725 Potter St.

248-2253

West Bainbridge Elementary

915 Zorn Road

248-2821