The Daily Item
MILTON — Registration for all pupils of the Milton Area School District entering kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school term will be held on Feb. 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28. Hours for registration are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are by appointment only. Parents should note that children will be administered a short screening test and must be present for registration. Appointments to register must be made by calling the building your child will be attending. If your child will be attending White Deer, call (570) 568-6201, for Montandon call (570) 523-3218, for Baugher Elementary call (570) 742-7631 as soon as possible.
The entrance age for kindergarten children is age five prior to Sept. 1. At the time of registration, parents must present one of the following: birth certificate, baptismal certificate showing date of birth, a notarized statement indicating birth date, or any duly certified transcript of birth. A record of immunizations now required by state law which includes four diphtheria and tetanus, with one after the fourth birthday, three polio, two measles, mumps and rubella, three Hepatitis B, and two varicella (chicken pox), must also be presented at registration. The child’s social security card is also required for registration.
Any child without complete registration information including birth certificate or immunizations prior to the first day of the 2014-2015 school year will not be allowed to enter school. Room assignments will be made in August when parents will be informed via letter. A short orientation for students and parents will be held approximately one week before school begins.
First grade registration will also be held Feb. 24-28, for any child eligible to enter first grade and who has not attended kindergarten this school year. The entrance age for children entering first grade is age six prior to Sept. 1. This does not apply to children already in kindergarten and who will continue into first grade next year. All other requirements and information is necessary for first grade registration as for kindergarten (written proof of birth, completed immunization record, social security card and proof of residency).
If you have any questions or problems concerning registration, call the Baugher Elementary office at (570) 742-7631. Parents unable to register on these dates must call to make an appointment for an alternate date.