2019 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration
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Kindergarten registration day for the 2019-2020 will be held:

Carnegie Elementary - March 20, 2019
Crafton Elementary - March 21, 2019

A parent must be present to register his/her student. Children need not attend registration day although they must be registered at the school within the community in which they reside. Rosslyn Farms residents should register at Crafton Elementary School. Kindergarten students will be screened during the first week of school, which will include a staggered start process.

Children must be five (5) years of age on or before August 15, 2019 to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Consequently, the child's date of birth must be on or before August 15, 2014.

To make the registration process go smoothly, please down the REGISTRATION PACKET, complete the information, and bring the packet to registration. 
We encourage parents to report to registration at the following times based on the first letter of the child's last name:
  A through G    Register between 8:30 and 10:00 am 
  H through M 
  Register between 10:00 and 11:00 am 
  N through S    Register between 12:30 and 1:30 pm 
  T through Z    Register between 1:30 and 2:30 pm 

A child’s birth certificate and two proofs of residency are required when registering a youngster for kindergarten, as well as the following immunizations:

DTap     Four (4) doses, the last on or after the fourth birthday
Polio    Four (4) doses, the last on or after the fourth birthday 
MMR    Two (2) doses 
Hepatitis B    Three (3) doses 
Varicella    (Chicken Pox vaccine), Two (2) doses

And a copy of the child's lead blood level

The immunization requirements are a condition of attendance at any public, private, or parochial school in Pennsylvania. 
Parents will be expected to produce evidence of the immunizations for their child. If a child does not have all the doses listed above, and the next dose is medically appropriate, the child must receive that dose within the first five (5) days of school or risk exclusion. Information regarding any medical or religious exemption to the law must be submitted to the school nurse before admission.

Children who will be enrolled in kindergarten need not be present on registration day. Kindergarten students will begin the new school year on an assigned staggered-start basis, allowing teachers the time to assess student development and screen for strengths or shortfalls.

The Carlynton School District offers a full day kindergarten program. Children entering kindergarten should be emotionally ready to participate in all academic and social areas in order to learn by exploring, discovering, manipulating, observing, expressing, and implementing.

The full day kindergarten program will engage students in reading, writing, and math activities, as well as opportunities for creative play and social interaction. The schedule will offer a balance of academic, creative, and active time throughout the day. Kindergartners will also participate in art, library, music, and gym time.

Prior to entering kindergarten, children should have already acquired several skills. They should have knowledge of colors, shapes, numbers, and alphabet letters. Children should be able to give their full name, address, and telephone number. Additionally, youngsters should be able to:

  • Put on and remove coats and boots
  • Button, zipper, snap, and tie all outer garments
  • Open and close their book bags
  • Know proper toilet habits
  • Walk down steps using alternate feet
  • Carry out simple two or three step directions
  • Pay attention to a short story and answer simple questions

Parents can help their children be more successful in school by reading stories on a daily basis to develop listening skills and increase knowledge and understanding of words.

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