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Greencastle sets kindergarten round-up dates

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Greencastle Community School Corporation will be hosting its kindergarten round-up from Tuesday, Feb. 14 through Friday, Feb. 17. The event will run each day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Deer Meadow and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ridpatch.

Parents should enroll their children at Deer Meadow or Ridpath primary schools any day that week except on Monday, Feb. 13.

The school will depend on where the family resides. Any questions regarding which school a child will attend should be directed to Deer Meadow at 653-3518 or Ridpath at 653-3315.

Children do not need to attend the round-up, as they will have the opportunity to visit the schools during the orientation in late April.

Children who will be five years of age on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to enter the kindergarten class.

Parents must bring the following to round-up:

* A certified copy of the student's birth certificate or other reliable proof of the student's full legal name and date of birth (i.e., passport). A certified copy can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Vital Records in the state where the student was born. Many states now have this request available on-line. There usually is a minimal charge.

Hospital copies are not certified.

* Proof of immunizations including five DTaP, four IPV, three Hepatitis B, two MMR and two varicella. All immunizations are required before the first day of school. If immunizations are not presented, the child will not be able to attend school until proof of immunization is shown.

If the child has had chicken pox (varicella) already, the month and year needs to be documented by the parent to the school.

Any parents unable to attend round-up need to contact the correct school office to verify their child's placement in kindergarten.

A kindergarten orientation and visitation session will be held this spring on April 25 for Ridpath and April 26 for Deer Meadow.

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