C-L holds kindergarten registration

STRATTANVILLE The Clarion-Limestone Elementary School will be registering children for the kindergarten program for the 2020-2021 school year. There will be a parent/guardian meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in the elementary school. Parents may pick up their registration packets at this meeting.

April 2 and April 3 are the dates for parents to bring their children to the school for registration. Each day is designated for a different township and borough. The morning hours are 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon hours are 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for both days.

Thursday, April 2, is for Clarion and Millcreek Townships and Strattanville Borough. Friday, April 3,is for Limestone and Union Townships and Corsica Borough.

Registration will also include first graders for the 2020-2021 school term who are not attending kindergarten classes this year.

To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age prior to July 1. Parents must submit the child's birth certificate document as proof of age and a utility bill to document proof of residency in the district.

A child is required to have all immunizations completed and proof must be submitted before they can enter kindergarten. The requirements for attendance in all grades are as follows:

lFour doses of tetanus (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis - one dose on or after the fourth birthday) *

lFour doses of polio (fourth dose on or after fourth birthday and at least six months after previous dose given) **

lTwo doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)

lThree doses of hepatitis B

lTwo doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or evidence of immunity

*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td

**Usually given as IPV

The only exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are: medical reasons, religious beliefs, philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction. Statements of exemption must be provided in writing. If a child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak.

Please note the state may change the immunization requirements.