Kindergarten round-up

Beginning in April, dates have been set for Mountain Area schools’ kindergarten and transitional kindergarten enrollment.

Children who are five years of age by Sept. 1, 2016 qualify for entry into kindergarten. If your child will turn five between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, they may register for transitional kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.

Parents are asked to bring the child’s birth certificate (or copy), immunization records, and proof of residence (utility bill, rent receipt, or property tax statement) to enrollment appointments.

Spring Valley Elementary School

Spring Valley will hold its kindergarten round-up 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., April 18. The kindergarten teacher, school nurse, and speech therapist will be a part of the registration process.

Once an appointment is set up, a registration packet will be sent to you; these forms must be completed and brought to the appointment.

Details: (559) 868-3343 ext. 300 to schedule an appointment.

Rivergold Elementary School

Kindergarten enrollment packets are available for parents to pick up in the Rivergold School office from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m, beginning March 7. Packets will not be sent home with siblings. Parents are asked to fill out the paperwork and return the completed packet to the office right away.

Upon receipt of the packet, you will be given a screening appointment for your child. The date of the screening is Thursday, April 28.

Students must also have a physical and a dental exam, and verification of TB test indicating results (the test must be dated on or after Aug. 1, 2015). Students who do not have all the required paperwork complete will not begin school on the first day.

Details: Rivergold Elementary School, (559) 658-7566.

Wasuma Elementary School

Wasuma will hold its kindergarten and transitional kindergarten enrollment Thursday, April 28. Parents can pick up enrollment packets after March 29. These completed packets can be returned before or on enrollment day. No appointment is necessary. The parent/student will meet with a kindergarten teacher, speech pathologist, school nurse, and school principal.

Details: Linda or Bridget, (559) 642-1585.

Raymond Knowles Elementary

Kindergarten registration will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 4. A packet will be given to parents at the appointment, which they can complete and return at a later date.

Details: Karen Hutchings, (559) 689-3336.

Coarsegold Elementary School

Kindergarten round-up will be held April 12.

Kindergarten enrollment packets will be ready for pick-up after March 7, from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the school office. Packets will not be sent home with siblings. When packets are picked up, a time will be assigned to bring back the completed packet to complete registration. Parents must present a photo identification at the time of registration.

Details: (559) 683-4842 ext. 200.

Oakhurst Elementary School

The date of the round-up is 8 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 20, in the school library. A Spanish translator will be on site from 8 - 11:30 a.m., and registration packets can be completed onsite.

Parents and child will rotate through the following stations during visit: kindergarten assessment, Anne Guynn and Karen Forbes; immunization information, county nurse Dustin Ginter; registration information, office manager Nicole Meeker; kindergarten curriculum and readiness skills, Laura Jeffris; and transitional kindergarten information, principal Kathleen Murphy.

OES offers a full-day kindergarten program from 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m, Monday - Friday. A transitional kindergarten program will also be offered.

North Fork Elementary

Kindergarten round-up is April 8, when parents and the child will meet with the kindergarten teachers, the school nurse, and the speech therapist.

Call (559) 877-2215 to make an appointment. Parents must bring a completed registration packet, which is available in the school office.

Staff report