Friday, April 05, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-04-05 13:49:09)
Source: The Herald-News
On Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., registration will be held for Pre-K and kindergarten children entering the Rhea County school system for the first time during the school year 2013-2014. Parents or guardians should pre-register their children on this day.
Pre-K students zoned for Graysville, Frazier and Rhea Central will register at Graysville Elementary. Pre-K students living in the Spring City zone will register at Spring City Elementary.
County Elementary schools holding registration are: Frazier (775-7854), Graysville (775-7850), Rhea Central (775-7842), and Spring City Elementary (365-6451).
Following are the requirements
1. Pre-K children must be four-years-old on or before Aug. 30, 2013. Pre-K eligibility is determined by income. Please bring proof of current income.
Kindergarten children must be five years of age on or before Aug. 30, 2013. Students must attend kindergarten before they can enter first grade.
2. Hospital records or birth certificates must be provided. Birth certificates applications may be picked up at Rhea County Health Department. School personnel will copy these records to keep on file to show compliance with Tennessee’s laws for entering school.
3. Permanent Tennessee Certificate of Immunization and School Entry Medical Examination Form, accurately completed, must be provided. Immunizations and physical examinations may be given by authorized personnel at Rhea County Health Department or by the parent’s private physician. Please take your immunization form to registration.
PLEASE NOTE: New Immunizations requirements and forms have been issued by the Tennessee Department of Health and are now in effect. Please check with your health care provider to be sure that your child meets these new requirements.
4. Social Security cards are necessary for computerized attendance and testing records.
Applications may be obtained by calling 1-800-772-1213 and requesting that an application be mailed to the home address of parents/guardians.
5. The stub of a April or May utility bill-such as electric, cable or gas, showing your correct residence address, not a P.O. box. This will be proof as to which school your child should attend.
PLEASE NOTE: All students entering the Rhea County schools kindergarten program in the fall of 2013 will be screened for vision, hearing, academic, and physical readiness the first 10 days of school. Screenings WILL NOT be held in the summer, as in the past. ALL children MUST be screened before beginning kindergarten.
If parents or guardians do not provide required information, the names of their children will be placed on a waiting list and will then be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis when requirements are met. Each school will send its overflow to the nearest school that has an opening.
Anyone who has questions may call the school where the child will register.
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