Kindergarten registration in the Lehighton Area School District will be held on March 6, 7, 8, and 9. All kindergarten registrations will take place at the District Administrative building, 1000 Union St., Lehighton, (near the high school).

Before the above dates parents or guardians should contact Brenda Strausberger at 610-377-7880, ext. 2, to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are scheduled to avoid delays during the registration process.

Appointment times will be scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:45 p.m. on March 6, 7, 8, and 9. See the website at www.lehighton.org [1] to view the necessary forms required for registration. Forms may be completed before coming to the appointment.

In the event of inclement weather use the following procedure: two hour delay – appointments will start at 10 a.m. appointments between 8 and 10 a.m. will be rescheduled. All snow day appointments will be rescheduled.

Children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2012 are eligible for kindergarten according to policy adopted by the school district.

Children without kindergarten experience who will be 6 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2012, are eligible to register for first grade according to this same policy.

The intention to have a child enter first grade must be stated in writing at the time of registration. The youngster will be tested before the opening of school in August to determine readiness for first grade.

A state issued birth certificate or other acceptable proof of age and name is required for each child who is registered.

Even if these papers are not available at the time of registration, the child should be registered. The document must be provided before the child will be admitted to school in August.

A parent photo identification is requested at registration along with two proofs of residence.

State law requires that all children entering school for the first time must have written proof of the following immunizations: four doses of tetanus/diphtheria (one dose on or after fourth birthday), three doses of poliomyelitis/infantile paralysis, two doses of measles, two doses of mumps, 1 dose of rubella (German measles), three doses of hepatitis B, two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease. Proof of these immunizations must be provided before the child will be admitted to school.

Vision and hearing screening will be given to all youngsters during the registration time.

Your child's photo will be taken for identification purposes.

At registration, parents will sign for a date and time to have the kindergarten readiness assessment administered to each child. These assessments will take place May 1, 2, 3, and 4, at the administration building.

If you know of a child who will enter school for the first time, share this information with the child's parents or guardians. Call the elementary principals' offices, Shull-David Elementary School at 610-377-7880 or Franklin Elementary School at 610-377-6163, for additional information concerning kindergarten registration.