The annual South Putnam Community School Corp. kindergarten orientation for the 2007-08 school year will be held at the South Putnam elementary schools on Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26.
A child must be five years of age on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible for Kindergarten next year. To be eligible for first grade a child must be six years of age on or before Aug. 1, except for those children who attended a year of Kindergarten previously in another school corporation.
During the orientation session, a pre-school screening check will be administered to each child. All children must be screened before being admitted to Kindergarten for the first time. Those children who are not screened during the orientation will be screened the first week of enrollment into Kindergarten this fall.
Parents must present the child's official birth certificate and immunization record as required by law. An official birth certificate may be obtained from the Board of Health in the county in which the child was born. It is also requested that the child's Social Security number be on file. These records will be copied and returned.
Students and parents should attend the orientation session of the school they will be attending in the fall. Students and parents should plan to be present during the entire session at their respective school. It should be around two and a half hours.
The dates and time for each school's orientation session are: Fillmore Elementary on Tuesday, April 24 starting at 8:30 a.m.; Central Elementary on Wednesday, April 25 starting at 8:30 a.m.; and Reelsville Elementary on Thursday, April 26 starting at 8:30 a.m. for those with last names beginning with A through M and at 12:30 p.m. for those with last names beginning with N through Z.
Each school is taking a survey to determine the number of students who will be participating in orientation. Please notify the school if you have a child or if you know of a child that will be entering school next year. Call 246-6136 for Fillmore Elementary, 653-6175 or 795-3417 for Central Elementary and 672-4248 or 672-4709 for Reelsville Elementary.