Jefferson County Schools kindergarten registration set to begin next week

CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County Schools will begin March 21 and continue through April 23.

The registration times are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for students with last names starting with the letters A-F; from 10:30 a.m. to noon for students with last names that start with the letters G to L; from 1 to 2 p.m. for students with last names that start with the letters M to R; and from 2 to 3 p.m. for students with last names that start with the letters from S to Z.

To find out which school your child will attend, contact the Jefferson County Schools Transportation Department at 304-725-7664.

Parents should bring the child along to the registration. Speech, language and hearing screenings will be conducted at the time of registration.

Parents should also bring an original state-certified birth certificate with the state seal, as per requirement of state law.

Information for acquiring West Virginia documentation can be obtained at the county court house.

Parents should bring proof of residency and a Social Security card.

Every child enrolling must have a health screen completed, school officials say.

Health screening forms are available at local physician offices and the Jefferson County Board of Education.

School officials say these immunizations are required, and parents should have show proper documentation.

-DPT – Four doses required. One dose must be after the 4th birthday.

-Polio – Three doses required. One dose must be after the 4th birthday.

-Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) – Two doses required. First dose must be after the 1st birthday.

-Varicella (Chickenpox) – Two doses required. First dose must be after the 1st birthday.

-Hepatitis B – Three doses required. Last dose must be after the age of 6 months.

-Tuberculin Test – Out of state transfer students only (within 30 days of entering school).

To find out how to get immunization records, contact your family physician or contact the Jefferson County Health Department at 304-728-8416.

The Health Department holds clinics the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9 – 11 a.m.

A child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten

School policy allows admission of children born between Sept. 1 and Sept. 15 inclusive only if they meet eligibility requirements.

To be eligible for early Kindergarten entrance, the child should score at or above the 95th percentile on a standardized comprehensive measure of developmental skills when compared to age norms appropriate to a child who would be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1.

This assessment will be administered by qualified Jefferson County personnel.

To enroll a child born between those dates, please contact the Pupil Services Department at 304-728-9236.

Programmatic or Curriculum questions concerning kindergarten should be addressed to Sherry Hetzel at 304-728-9239.

If you miss these registration opportunities, please call the school within your home district to make an appointment.

- March 21 – C. W. Shipley Elementary School

- March 22 – Shepherdstown Elementary School

- March 23 – Driswood Elementary School

- March 27 – South Jefferson Elementary School

- March 30 – North Jefferson Elementary School

- April 2 – T.A. Lowery Elementary School

- April 3 – Page Jackson Elementary School

- April 4 – Page Jackson Elementary School

- April 20 – Blue Ridge Elementary School

- April 23 – Ranson Elementary School

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