Pre-k and kindergarten registration for all children who will enter those grades in 2014-2015 will be held at Bobby Ray Elementary gymnasium, 504 North Chancery Street, on Thursday and Friday, April 10-11.
Children who will be five years old by August 15, 2014 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year.
Children who will be four years old by August 15, 2013 may apply for Warren County Schools pre-k.
Centertown teacher Melany Crothers said, “The state has changed eligibility requirements for students entering pre-k and kindergarten. Students can enter earlier as dates have moved up. I do not think the public is aware of these changes. So, we are wanting to get the information out to everyone to make sure children who are eligible for pre-k and kindergarten know when screenings are being held and at what age a child may begin school.”
Children entering kindergarten may register Thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday, April 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
“The registration for kindergarten is conducted at one central location so that all of our 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,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox.
The registration process for kindergarten will take approximately one hour and parents/ guardians should stay with their child throughout the registration.
The following records should be brought with the child when attending 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 convenience, appointments will be arranged for the kindergarten and pre-k registration.
If your child will be attending kindergarten at Bobby Ray, Centertown, Dibrell, Eastside, Hickory Creek, Irving College, Morrison or West Elementary, call the school your child will attend for an appointment. School secretaries will arrange a convenient time for registration.
Appointments may be made beginning Monday, March 10 during school hours.
Children who are four years old by August 15, 2013 may apply for Warren County Schools Pre-K.
Parents choosing to apply for pre-k may register on Tuesday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or Wednesday, April 9 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
To apply for pre-k, please bring:
1. Proof of income (prefer income tax form for 2013)
2. Proof of address
These must be brought to Bobby Ray gymnasium.
Also, if child, family, or any member of household qualifies for one of the following, please provide proof:
• Early Headstart
• Foster Care
• Families First,
• Siblings who met eligibility for Free or Reduced Meal Program in 2013-2014
• Family receives Food Stamps (please provide number).
Please call Bobby Ray school at 473-9006 to schedule a pre-k appointment.