2015 - 2016 Kindergarten Registration – March 2-13, 2015
The New Hanover County Schools will hold kindergarten registration from March 2 - March 13, 2015. Upcoming kindergarten students must be registered at the school within their residence attendance area. Attendance areas may be verified by contacting Student Support Services at 251-2929 or 254-4292.
Children to be registered must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2015. It is not necessary to bring your child to the school for registration. The registration will take approximately 15 minutes. The Kindergarten Health Assessment form will be given to parents/legal guardians during registration and must be completed and returned to the school prior to August 24, 2015.
To enroll a child in kindergarten, parents must present the following:
•Child's original certified birth certificate
•Proof of Residence
o(Copy of a current lease, deed, property tax or homeowner’s insurance policy). Utility bills or Vehicle tax will NOT be accepted.
•Social Security Card (optional)
•Certificate of Immunization showing:
oChild’s name and address
oParent/guardian/responsible person name and address
oChild’s date of birth
oSex of the child
oNumber of vaccine doses given
oDates the vaccine doses were given
oName and address of the physician or health department administering
the required immunizations
oValid driver’s license, ID card or passport
•Health Assessment Report – completed health assessment form must be presented to the principal of the school on or before the child’s first day of attendance and should include:
Certified birth certificates may be obtained by writing the Vital Records Branch, P.O. Box 29537, Raleigh, NC 27626, by calling (910) 733-3000, or by visiting the Vital Records Branch at 225 North McDowell Street (on the corner of Lane and McDowell). They may also be obtained from the Register of Deeds office in the county of the child’s birth. The charge for a certified birth certificate is $10.00 per copy from the Register of Deeds and $24.00 from the Vital Records Branch.
North Carolina State law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations. Records are checked when children enter school.
Below are the requirements for kindergarten-age children:
(5) Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis doses* (4) Polio vaccine doses*
(3) Hepatitis B doses* (2) Measles doses*
(2) Mumps doses* (1) Rubella doses*
(2) Varicella (chickenpox) doses*
(1 - 4) Haemophilus Influenzae type B (HIB) doses*
* Please visitwww.immunizenc.com/SchoolReqs.htm for further information
Immunizations may be obtained from a family physician or at clinics conducted by the New Hanover County Health Department. Call the Health Department at 798-6500 to schedule appointments for physicals and immunizations as soon as possible if needed.
Parents or legal guardians with questions concerning kindergarten registration may call the elementary school in their residential school district. An elementary school listing is attached.
School names, principals’ names and phone numbers are listed below: