Kindergarten round-up dates set for GCSC

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Kindergarten round-up dates have been scheduled for students entering kindergarten in the Greencastle Community School Corporation (GCSC) for the 2015-16 school year.

Ridpath Primary round-up is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 from noon to 7 p.m.

Deer Meadow Primary round-up is set for Thursday, April 23 from noon to 7 p.m..

These sessions are only for incoming kindergarten students. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before Aug. 1.

Parents should enroll their children at the appropriate school for the area in which they reside. Anyone who is uncertain about which school their children will attend may call either school for assistance (653-3315 for Ridpath or 653-3518 for Deer Meadow).

Parents need to bring the following with them to round-up: Your child, a certified copy of the child's birth certificate (not a copy from the hospital) and the child's shot records.

Requirements for immunizations are listed on the school corporation website ( under the "Administrative Services" tab, then the "Health Services" tab that appears.

At round-up, parents will complete some general paperwork and the initial online registration process in the computer lab. Children will participate in some basic assessments for language arts and math.

Kindergarten teachers and other school staff members will be present throughout the afternoon and evening.

Due to the time-consuming nature of speech and hearing screenings, they will be completed when students start school next fall. Parents will, however, have an opportunity to complete the paperwork during round-up to bring any known speech or hearing difficulties to the attention of the appropriate GCSC staff members.

Both schools encourage residents to share this information with others who have children who are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.

Anyone who has any questions may contact Deer Meadow at 653-3518 or Ridpath at 653-3315.

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