The Warren County School System is announcing Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for all children who will enter pre-K and kindergarten in 2011-2012 will be held at Bobby Ray Elementary Gym.
Pre-K children may register Tuesday, April 26, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten may register Thursday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“I know you will want to be there with your child as you help your child prepare to begin school,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jerry Hale in a letter to parents announcing the registration.
The registration is conducted at one central location so all of the system’s personnel resources can come together to help screen the children for any possible problems that might hinder their progress in school. The screening is not an intelligence or achievement test. It is simply a way to pick up problems such as hearing, speech, or vision impairments, or underdeveloped physical or learning skills.
Tennessee Department of Education policies require all children to be screened before entering kindergarten. Any child who misses kindergarten screening will be delayed a little next year, so we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to start your child in school knowing he or she is ready for success.
The registration process will take about one hour, and officials request parents stay with their child throughout the registration. There is no special preparation, and officials say both parent and child will find the registration and screening enjoyable.
Please bring the following records with you when you bring your child to kindergarten registration:
• Birth certificate
• Immunization record
• Social Security number
• Record of medical examination by a physician
• Insurance card
• Proof of address
• For pre-K students, please provide proof of income and address.
• If your child, family, or any member of household qualifies for one of the following, please provide proof — early Headstart, Headstart, foster care, homeless, migrant, Families First, food stamps, or siblings met eligibility for free or reduced meal program in 2010-2011.
Headstart will be present at the screening to discuss possible enrollment for Headstart 2011-2012.
Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2011 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2011-2012 school year.
Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2011 may apply for Warren County Schools pre-K.
All children must complete one year of state-approved kindergarten before they enter first grade in Tennessee.
For parents’ convenience, the school system will arrange appointments for the registration. If your child will attend Centertown, Dibrell, Morrison, Eastside, Hickory Creek, Bobby Ray, Irving College, or West Elementary, call the school your child will attend for an appointment. School secretaries will work with parents to arrange a convenient time for their child’s registration. Appointments may be made during school hours.