The time of year has come for parents to register their children for kindergarten.
To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year, a child must have turned 5 years old before Jan. 1, 2015.
Forms for kindergarten registration for Naugatuck students are available in all borough elementary schools. Parents should call the school their child would attend and arrange to pick up the necessary forms. At that time, an appointment will made for Feb. 4, Feb. 5, Feb. 6 or Feb. 7 for parents to return the registration forms and have their child receive a vision and hearing test.
Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can call the superintendent’s office at (203) 720-5265.
All students must have the proper immunizations before entering school. At the registration appointment, parents must present the child’s birth certificate along with proof of immunization. A completed physical on Aug. 31, 2013 or later will be acceptable. The state Department of Health also recommends that students have a blood lead level and a tuberculin test before entering kindergarten.
Kindergarten registration for Region 16 students who will attend Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls or Algonquin School in Prospect will be held Jan. 27 through Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the schools.
During registration, parents can register their child and pick up a packet of forms that must be filled out and returned by Feb. 21.
Proof of residency is required to register for kindergarten.
The following information must be provided to register a child: A mortgage statement or copy of deed showing ownership of property where child resides or copy of signed lease or rental agreement for the property the child lives or copy of signed lease or notarized statement from the owner of the property where child is residing listing all family members who are residing on the property; a copy of a current utility bill from CL&P or Yankee Gas or, if the landlord is supplying utilities, a notarized copy of the lease or rental agreement indicating the landlord is supplying utilities; a copy of another bill, cell phone, car insurance, car registration, credit card statement, etc. confirming residency; a copy of valid Connecticut driver’s license for either parent indicting address where the child resides.
In addition, the guardian of any child attending must provide proof of guardianship.
For more information on registration in Region 16, call Laurel Ledge School at (203) 729-5355 ext. 202 or Algonquin School at (203) 758-4408. Naugatuck parents can call the school the child will be attending or the superintendent’s office at (203) 720-5265 for more information.