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LASD plans kindergarten registration in March

Published January 23. 2013 05:04PM

Kindergarten registration in the Lehighton Area School District will be held on March 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2013.

All Kindergarten registrations will take place at the District Administrative building, 1000 Union Street (near the High School).

Parents are asked to contact Brenda Strausberger at (610) 377-7880, ext. 2, to schedule an appointment for the registration and assessment test. Scheduling appointments avoid delays during the registration process. Appointment times will be scheduled from 8 to 11:20 a.m. and 1:05 to 2:35 p.m. on March 4, 5, 6, and 7. See the website at to view necessary forms required for registration. If possible parents should print and complete the forms before coming to their appointment.

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

Children who will be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2013, are eligible for Kindergarten according to policy adopted by the school district. Children without Kindergarten experience who will be six years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2013, 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. Youngsters 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. Parent photo ID is requested at registration along with two proofs of residence. Parents are required to bring lease agreement/rental contract and current rent receipts, phone bill or trash bill to assure that the educational resources of the Lehighton Area School District are properly and legally allocated Falsification of any information or document required for residence verification or the use of the address of another person may result in revocation of student enrollment.

State law requires that all children entering school for the first time must have written proof of the following immunizations: 4 doses of tetanus/diphtheria* (one dose on or after fourth birthday), three doses of poliomyelitis/polio, two doses of measles**, two doses of mumps**, one dose of rubella (German measles)**, three doses of hepatitis B, two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease. Note: Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td, **Usually given as MMR. Parents should bring the necessary immunization records when they register their child. 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.

Children's photos will be taken for identification purposes. Children are to attend registration.

At registration, the guidance counselors will be available for any questions or concerns parents may have regarding their child entering kindergarten.

Children registering for Kindergarten classes at Lehighton Area School District may contact (610) 377-7880 at Shull-David; (610) 377-6163 at Franklin for any questions concerning Kindergarten registration.

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