If school bells are on the horizon for your little one next year, there are four days to remember this week.
Pre-K and kindergarten registration for all children who will enter pre-K and kindergarten in 2017-18 will be held at West Elementary Gym on Clark Blvd.
Children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 15, 2017 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year. Children entering kindergarten may register Thursday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The registration for kindergarten is conducted at one central location so all of the school system’s personnel resources can come together to help screen children for any possible problems that might hinder their progress in school.
“The screening is not an intelligence or achievement test,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “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.”
The registration process for kindergarten will take approximately one hour. Parents should stay with their child throughout registration. There is no special preparation and the registration and screening process is not difficult.
Please bring the following records to kindergarten registration:
1. Birth certificate
2. Social Security number
3 Health insurance card
4. Immunization record and record of medical examination by a physician
5. Proof of address
All children must complete one year of state-approved kindergarten before they enter first grade in Tennessee.
For your convenience, there are appointments for kindergarten and pre-K 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 you to arrange a convenient time for your child’s registration. Appoint-ments may be made beginning March 3 during school hours.
Parents choosing to apply for pre-K may register on Tuesday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Wednesday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To apply for pre-K, please bring: proof of income (prefer income tax form for 2016) and proof of address only to West Elementary Gym. 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, or family receives Food Stamps (please provide number). Please call the school your child is zoned to attend to schedule an appointment.
Children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 15, 2017 may apply for Warren County Schools pre-K.