Kindergarten registration in the Jim Thorpe Area School District for the 2012-2014 school year will be held in April for the L.B. Morris and Penn Kidder buildings. The district offers a full day kindergarten experience for its students.
Registration for L.B. Morris will be held on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3. Registration for the Penn Kidder Campus will be held Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. Children must be 5 by Sept. 1, 2013 to be eligible for kindergarten registration. Parents should call the appropriate school office as registration is by appointment only. A parent or the legal guardian of the child must attend registration. Registration paperwork will not be accepted from other family members.
At that time the following documents must be presented:
* Proof of the student's age. Anyone of the following constitutes acceptable documentation: notarized copy of the birth certificate, baptismal certificate; copy of the record of baptism - notarized or duly certified and showing the date of birth; notarized statement from the parents or another relative indicating the date of birth, a valid passport; a prior school record indicating the date of birth.
* Minimum of two documents that prove residence in the Jim Thorpe School District (tax receipt, lease, utility bill, or Pennsylvania driver's license). The documents must indicate physical address of the home.
* Child's immunization records.
* If applicable, bring a copy of any custody agreements for the school to have on file.
Parents are asked to not bring their child to this registration.
Kindergarten readiness testing will take place in June. Parents will be asked to sign up for a testing day and time at registration. A special kindergarten orientation day is planned for August when the students will meet their teachers and tour their school.
Any questions regarding kindergarten registration should be directed to the L.B. Morris school office at (570) 325-2703 or the Penn-Kidder school office at (570) 722-1150.