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Kindergarten Round-Up dates announced for March
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Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of March 15 through March 18. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2010 (child must have been born on or before Sept. 1, 2005) to register for the 2010?2011 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

At the time of registration, parents must provide their child’s social security card, certified birth certificate, immunization record form number 3231 and hearing, vision and dental screening record form number 3300. If needed, hearing and vision screening testing will be available at the schools at the time of registration.

In addition, parents must also provide two (2) proofs of residence as follows — one from each of the two categories below:

• Category 1: Utility bill with name and address (only garbage, electric, water, or gas will be accepted).


• Category 2: Current lease, rental agreement, or current mortgage statement.

Should the child not live with one or both parents, guardianship or custody documents will be required.

Each of the school system’s thirteen elementary schools have designated one day during the week for kindergarten registration. School registration dates are as follows:

• Middle Ridge, Palmer-Stone and Porterdale Monday, March 15.

• East Newton, Rocky Plains and Oak Hill Tuesday, March 16.

• Live Oak, Mansfield, Livingston, and South Salem Wednesday, March 17.

• Heard-Mixon, Ficquett, and West Newton Thursday, March 18.

• Fairview Theme Registration will be held February 22 through April 2, at Fairview Theme School.

Hours of registration for are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Parents who are unable to register on the designated day at their home school may register at one of the other elementary schools per the schedule above.

For more information, and to download registration documents, visit the Newton County School System Web site at and click on the Kindergarten Round-Up Quick Link on the right.