Wilmington sets kindergarten registration


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WILMINGTON — Wilmington City Schools will begin registering students for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year on March 1, 2017.

Any child who is five years of age on or before Sept. 30 is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. If a parent or guardian is unsure whether or not to send the child to kindergarten, the district asks that the child be registered anyway to help predict enrollment. Enrollment packets can be picked up at the WCS Board of Education at 341 S. Nelson Avenue or the District’s Central Registration office at 275 Thorne Avenue.

To return the registration packets, parents should report to the Wilmington City Schools’ Central Registration office located inside the Rodger O. Borror Middle School at 275 Thorne Ave. in Wilmington. Please call 937-382-7410 to schedule an appointment for registration, Monday through Friday.

In addition, special evening hours are available from 4-6 p.m. on April 19 and May 17.

The following documents are required for registration: birth certificate or passport, Social Security card or copy of 2016 Federal Income Tax return showing child’s Social Security number, custody papers (if applicable), proof of residency (current utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage closing document. (Note: Driver’s license is not acceptable proof of residency), parent Social Security, and parent driver’s license.

In addition to the documents above, immunization records are also required. A copy of immunizations that have been given as of registration day must be presented. The required immunizations are as follows: five doses DPT/DTaP, four doses Polio, two doses MMR, three doses Hepatitis B, and two doses Varicella (chickenpox) or statement from parent or physician indicating date of disease.

Both parent and student are required to attend the kindergarten orientation date scheduled for their appropriate building. On this evening each student will be assessed on general skill sets. Each orientation begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held on the following dates: Holmes, May 11; East End, May 16; and Denver, May 18.

Registering kindergarten children early is vital to planning for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have questions about kindergarten registration, please call 937-382-7410 or email janene.dunn@wilmington.k12.oh.us.

Enrollment information can also be accessed through the district’s website on www.wilmington.k12.oh.us under the “Featured Information” heading on the main page.

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