LCSD moves kindergarten registration to March

— Moving the date up will also help administrators plan out class sections, according to Steve Garraffo, executive director for elementary education.

“It allows us to get at it sooner. There are so many pieces from my end,” Garraffo said. “We really believe this is going to help us determine the number of sections we need earlier, the number of teachers we need earlier. It’s going to allow us to get back into that game and really secure for the district the best teachers and the resources that we need throughout the district.”

Registration packets will be sent out during the first week of February to families who have indicated that they have a child entering kindergarten, whether they have older children in the district or they’ve already called their home school. If your first child is preparing to enter kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year, Garraffo recommended calling your home school to ensure that your child is on the list so that you will receive a packet. To determine your child’s home school, download the LCSD Street Code Book by visiting liverpool.k12.ny.us/schoolboundaries.

Families who do not receive an information packet by Feb. 14 are encouraged to call their home school or the Office of Elementary Education at 622-7177.

Each elementary school will hold kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 13. Registration must be done in person by the resident parent or legal guardian, at the elementary school of their residence (the student’s home school). In addition to the registration packet, the following documents must be presented at registration:

Birth certificate (original);

Immunization record from doctor (not transcribed in a record book);

Proof of residency: current telephone, cable or electric bill, signed lease or purchase offer;

Parent photo identification.

Certain cases may require additional documentation. These include residency affidavits, court-issued custody documents, Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Foster Parent Form (DSS-2999).

Children who will attend a private, parochial or charter school need to be registered at the district office during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

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

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