Kindergarten Roundups scheduled in April

Last Updated on March 17, 2015 by cassnetwork

Have a child or know of a child who will be attending kindergarten this fall? Cass County schools will be holding Kindergarten Roundup in April. It’s important that children attend to complete the screening process that qualifies students for the Begindergarten program, along with helping the schools to plan for fall enrollment.

LOGANSPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Logansport Community Schools will conduct KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at each elementary school. No appointment is necessary.

Parents need to bring the following to registration:

• child who will be attending kindergarten
• child’s birth certificate
• child’s immunization records
• child’s Social Security card
• proof of residency
• a copy of any educational documents (like an IEP) if applicable

Any child turning 5 years old by August 1, 2015 is eligible to attend kindergarten.

SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOLS

Southeastern Schools Kindergarten Roundup will be Wednesday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1-3 p.m. at Thompson Elementary. Allow 1/2 hour for roundup. Bring your child and their birth certificate and immunization record. Children must be 5 years old by August 1 for kindergarten.

Shot requirements: 5-DPT, 4-OPV/IPV with the fourth shot given after 4 years of age, 2-Hep A, 3-Hep B, 2-Measles-1-Mump 1-Rubella, usually given as MMR.

Any child entering Kindergarten must have 2 varicella (chicken pox) vaccines.  If your child does not have the 2 varicella vaccines they will require a physician’s documentation of the disease history with month and year.

Where can you get the vaccines– Health Department and some doctors may have it in their office. Many doctors no longer carry the vaccines. There may be a 3-4 month wait at the health department. Please call early to make your appointment.

So can I have a pending appointment and still enroll my child? Your child can be enrolled but may not attend school until they have all of the required vaccines.

Questions: Call 574-626-2504

PIONEER ELEMENTARY

Pioneer Elementary School will hold its 2015-16 Kindergarten Round Up on Wednesday, April 1.

 All Kindergarten parents are asked to call the school (643-2255) to pre-register their child as soon as possible. Parents may enroll their child if the child is five years old on or before August.

The morning session will begin at 8:30 a.m. for any child whose last name begins with the letters A-M. The afternoon session will begin at 12:30 p.m. for any child whose last name begins with the letters N-Z.

 Parents are asked to bring a LEGAL birth certificate, social security card, and immunization records of their child to the elementary.

 Parents should know their road coordinates for transportation arrangements. If your child will be taken to a sitter after school, know the sitter’s road coordinates.

Children who were old enough to attend Kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year, but did not, are also asked to attend Round Up. If anyone is aware of families who have children who are ready for Kindergarten, they are asked to pass on this information.    

CASTON SCHOOLS

Caston Elementary will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup on Wednesday, April  15, 2015. Two screening sessions will be held at the school. The first session will be from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The second session will be from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. If your child will be attending Kindergarten at Caston Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year, you will need to call the school (574-857-3025 ext.332) to schedule an appointment for one of the above sessions.

Parents will be attending an informative meeting while their child is being screened.  Children must be five (5) years of age by August 1, 2015 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten. It is very important that a parent/guardian and the child attend this event.

Parents are asked to bring two (2) items to the screening: (1) the child’s Legal Birth Certificate and (2) the child’s Immunization Records. Immunization records will be reviewed by the school nurse, Mrs. Diana Smith. Mrs. Smith will advise parents of any shots that their child will need before entering Kindergarten in the fall.

The Lions Club will once again sponsor Operation Kidsight, a free vision screening for your child. Paperwork must be filled out prior to exam. (Parent/Guardian: when you call to set up appointment, please give your address to Mrs. Sutton and the paperwork will be mailed to you prior to Kindergarten Roundup date.)

Kindergarten Roundup is a day filled with fun for incoming 2015-2016 students. Activities planned include a school bus ride, crafts and cookies and milk.