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Wa-Nee announces kindergarten registration and round-up

News Release

NAPPANEE – Kindergarten registration for Wa-Nee elementary students will begin Wednesday.

Parents must visit the Wa-Nee website and complete an online registration form. That information will be distributed to the school your child should attend based on your home address. The school will send families an email confirmation with details on how to complete the enrollment process. Families with no internet access can contact the school to register by phone.

Kindergarten Round-Up will be on March 14. Two sessions will be available for parents to choose from. The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the second session will be being at 5:30 p.m.

Students are not expected to attend this event as this will be an informational meeting for parents to hear about kindergarten expectations and ask questions. Parents can also complete the enrollment process if they have not done so beforehand.

Once the enrollment process has been completed, families can schedule their child’s kindergarten assessment. The school corporation recommends doing this as soon as possible as dates/times for assessments are limited. Teachers will be administering the assessment for incoming kindergarten students in the spring. These assessments will be administered in a one-on-one setting.

The following items will be necessary for completing your child’s enrollment process. These items can be emailed or dropped off at the school:

• Legal birth certificate from the county health department (hospital birth certificates are not permitted).

• Immunization (shot) records

• Proof of residency (a current bill with your name and address on it)

The minimum state vaccine requirements for all children newly enrolled in kindergarten are as follows:

• DTaP: Five DTaP/DTP/DT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus) or four if the fourth was administered on after the fourth birthday.

• Polio: Four doses – Three doses of Polio are acceptable for all grade levels if the third dose was given on or after the fourth birthday and atleast six month after the previous dose with only one type of vaccine used (all OPV or all IPV). – For students in grades K-9, the final dose must be administered on or after the fourth birthday and be administered atleast six months after the previous dose.

• MMR: Two Measles/Mumps/Rubella

• Hepatitis A: Two doses

• Hepatitis B: Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine (third dose must be given on or after 24 weeks of age and no earlier than 16 weeks after the first dose.

• Varicella: Two doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or physician-written documentation of the history of chickenpox disease, including month and year of the disease.

The kindergarten physical form and immunizations must be completed and turned in to the school by Aug. 14. Children not in compliance will not be permitted to start school.

If you are unsure which elementary district you live in, contact one of the school offices for additional information. They are Nappanee Elementary at 574-773-7421; Woodview Elementary, at 574-773-3117; Wakarusa Elementary, at 574-862-2000.