04-16-14: Kindergarten registration begins March 18
04-16-14: Kindergarten registration begins March 18
Posted on 04/16/2014

Kindergarten registration begins the evening of March 18 for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2014.

 

ImageEvening registration will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

 

Daytime registration begins on Wednesday, March 19 and continues through the remainder of the school year. Check with local schools for daytime registration hours, as times may vary.

 

Parents of all students entering kindergarten should register at their neighborhood school or at the school near their daycare center. Early registration is necessary to plan for appropriate staffing levels.

 

Kindergarten registration packets are available at elementary schools the week prior to registration but will not be accepted until registration begins.

 

The following are required at the time of registration:

 

• Proof of the child’s birthday, such as a birth certificate. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2014 to be eligible to register for kindergarten. The district does not test for early entrance.

 

• Proof of address (recent utility bill, lease agreement, etc.).

 

• Proof that the child has had the state required immunizations, including the dates given.

 

The district offers half-day kindergarten this 2013-14 school year at 18 of its 21 elementary schools and full-day kindergarten at Stewart, Spinning, and Firgrove elementary schools. Beginning in fall 2014, all 21  elementary schools in the district will provide full-day kindergarten in place of the half-day program.

 

School immunizations

 

Immunizations required by state law are listed on the school district website.

 

Required immunizations can be obtained from a family physician or by contacting the Mary Bridge Mobile Immunization Clinic at (253) 403-1767. Free child immunizations for infants through age 18 are also available between 12:30 and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the MultiCare Immunization Clinic at South Hill Mall in Puyallup.

 

Shot records are required at the MultiCare Immunization Clinic, and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Other free Pierce County immunization sites are listed on the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website at www.tpchd.org/resources/immunizations.