In order for children to be registered, state law requires the following information: certificate of live birth (certified copy, not the hospital copy or copy of live birth), immunization certificate (obtained from the Health Department), and hearing, vision, and dental certificate (also obtained at the Health Department). The certificate from Pre-K cannot be used; rather parents must obtain a new hearing, vision and dental certificate for Kindergarten registration.
The school will also need; a copy of the child’s Social Security Card (this will be the child’s school ID number), and a utility bill (power, gas, or water bill to show proof of residency).
Parents also need to bring the child with them to registration for a readiness and communication screening.
If your child has an out of state birth certificate, it must be a certified copy with a state file number.
If you have a non-certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, you will need to apply at the Vital Statistics Office in the state the child was born. This process takes six to 12 weeks to receive a new birth certificate. School officials urge parents to take this into consideration and not wait until the last minute to obtain this document.
In order to attend Kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2009.
For additional information, call Cherokee Kindergarten Roundup 770-748-5614; Northside Kindergarten Roundup 770-748-4932; or Westside Kindergarten Roundup 770-748-0831.