Liverpool prepares for kindergarten registration

As spring approaches, the Liverpool Central School District is preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2010-11 school year.

Kindergarten registration packets will be mailed to prospective pupils and families with a child who is eligible to enter kindergarten (born on or before December 1, 2005) in early April. Those families who do not receive an information packet from their elementary school of residence (the student's home school) by April 23 are encouraged to call their school or the Office of Elementary Education at 622-7177 for the information.

Every elementary school will hold kindergarten registration on Thursday May 6. Parents and guardians (with legal paperwork) must register students in their school building. When registering a child for kindergarten, please bring the following pieces of information:

* Birth Certificate (original)

* Immunization Record from doctor (not transcribed in a record) -- New York State Requirement

* Proof of Residency (copy of signed lease, landline telephone, cable, signed purchase offer or electric bill)

* Parent Photo Identification (parent must register child in person)

Certain cases may require additional documentation such as custody, IEP, DSS-2999 Foster Child form, or residency issues.

According to NYS law, children entering kindergarten participate in a brief exercise called "kindergarten screening." It consists of several tasks for the child to complete. In Liverpool, students will be screened in June. Upon registration, parents will be notified of those dates.

Questions about kindergarten registration procedures should be directed to the Office of Elementary Education at 622-7177.

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