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Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten 

Registration Process for 2019-2020

Contact:

Gina Jachimowicz

5608 Boundary Ave

Rock Hall, MD 21661

410-778-2355                                 

gjachimowicz@kent.k12.md.us

 

Kent County Public School system, has announced the dates for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration for Kent County residents. Please contact your home school to schedule an appointment.

Spring Registration Dates:

Galena Elementary School                     April 15, 2019                      410-810-2510

H. H. Garnet Elementary School            April 16, 2019                      410-778-6890

Rock Hall Elementary School                April 17, 2019                      410-810-2622

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Kent County Public Schools is pleased to offer FREE full day Pre-Kindergarten (locally and state funded) to all children who reside in Kent County and will be four years of age on or before September 1, 2019. The overall goal of the program is to provide learning experiences to develop and maintain school readiness skills necessary for successful school performance. The program achieves this goal by providing developmentally appropriate experiences that address the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of young children.

Income eligibility information is collected from all families as part of the registration process. Children who are economically disadvantaged, homeless, enrolled in preschool special education, limited English proficient, or exhibit lack of readiness will receive immediate notice of Pre-Kindergarten school assignment. Those who are eligible under other criteria will receive confirmation of school assignment on or before July 30th. In some cases, the parent/guardian may be responsible for transporting their child to and from school. We look forward to serving your family in the Kent County Public School District!

 

 

KINDERGARTEN

The State of Maryland requires children to attend kindergarten before entering first grade. Children who are five years of age by September 1, 2019 must register and attend

kindergarten before entering the first grade. There are some exceptions to the law. 

Parents may:

-      apply for a home school instruction program as an alternative to the school

attendance requirement.

-      request a one-year level of maturity waiver if they believe a delay in school

attendance is in the best interest of their child. 

Parents having questions about registration are invited to phone their area elementary

school. County residents are also asked to contact the school’s principal if they know of 

a child who should be enrolled but whose family have not received registration

information.

As a reminder, a regulation pertaining to lead poisoning went into effect in 2003 for students residing in areas designated as at risk for lead poisoning. Documentation from a physician will have to be provided that certifies that if the child resides in an at-risk area, or has ever resided in an at-risk area, has undergone blood testing for lead poisoning. Forms for this purpose will be available at the school.

Please contact your child’s home school to set up a registration day appointment.

 

On registration day, parents should bring the following documents:

the child’s birth certificate 

the child’s completed Immunization and Health Inventory forms 

proof of residence (one of the following):

=       electric, gas, or water bill

=       property tax/real estate tax bill

=       lease or rental agreement

=       contract of sale (including settlement or mortgage statement)

=       homeowner’s/renter’s insurance statement/policy 

the child’s Social Security card 

the parent’s Photo ID

Guardianship: Proof of custody if not birth parent

For Pre-K only:

?      proof of income

If claiming income eligible, a form will be completed during the application process and verified through the Supervisor of Student Services at the Central Office

Health Form: Part 1 of the health form must be filled out by a parent or guardian. 

                        Part 2 of the health form must be completed by your family physician.

 

NOTE: IF THE CHILD HAS BEEN EXAMINED AFTER January 1, 2019 AND A COPY OF THE RESULTS IS PRESENTED AT REGISTRATION TIME, ANOTHER CHECKUP IS NOT REQUIRED.

Revised 03/05/2019

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