Kindergarten sign-ups begin

DOWNEY - Several local elementary schools have begun to accept kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year.Alameda, Gauldin and Imperial elementary schools are accepting on-site enrollment, while Unsworth will take registration starting Wednesday. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Nov. 1, 2012. The school district offers a transitional kindergarten program for children who reach age 5 between Nov. 2 and Dec. 2, 2012. Parents must show proof of a physical examination completed after March 1, 2012. The Report of Health Examination for School Entry form should be taken to a private doctor, pediatrician of medical clinic to be completed. Parents must also bring their child's immunization record and proof of age (such as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or other legal document). For specific information on registration times and immunization requirements, call (562) 469-6500 and ask for your local school. If you do not know which school your child will attend, call (562) 469-6553.

********** Published: March 29, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 50