County’s kindergarten registration is May 3

Published 8:20 am Friday, April 20, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

The date for the Decatur County kindergarten registration and screening has been set for Thursday, May 3.

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, 2012, to be eligible to register for public kindergarten.

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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 18 through June 22. 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) and Varicella (two doses) are part of the required immunization.

The registration/screening will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 3 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 are involved in the kindergarten registration:


Elcan-King Elementary School

725 Louise St.

Bainbridge, GA 39819

(229) 248-2212


Potter Street Elementary School

725 Potter St.

Bainbridge, GA 39819

(229) 248-2253


John Johnson Elementary School

1947 S. West St.

Bainbridge, GA 39819

(229) 248-2215


West Bainbridge Elementary School

915 Zorn Road

Bainbridge, GA 39817

(229) 248-2821


Jones-Wheat Elementary School

1400 E. Broughton St.

Bainbridge, GA 39817

(229) 248-2218