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Kindergarten screenings set for Feb. 22

Posted: Friday, Jan 25th, 2013

EVANSTON — Kindergarten registration and screening for Uinta County School District No. 1 will be held Feb. 22. Parents must make appointments for registration and screening at this time. If you are uncertain at which school your child should register, please contact the district office at (307) 789-7571.

According to Wyoming statute, a pupil may register in kindergarten in the public schools of this state in the year in which his/her fifth birthday falls, on or before Sept. 15. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2013, is eligible for registration in kindergarten.

At the time of registration in February, parents must supply the child’s original registered birth certificate or proof of birth. This certificate is required before a student may attend school. A copy will be made and the original returned to the parent.

Parents also must supply an official record of their child’s current immunizations. Within 30 days of entering kindergarten, each child should have five DPT, four OPV, two MMR, two Varicella (chicken pox) or documented history of chicken pox and the Hepatitis B series. At least one DPT and one OPV or IPV must have been administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday.

The first dose of MMR and Varicella must have been received on or after 12 months of age, and the second dose by school entrance date. The Hepatitis B series requires three injections given over a six-month period. Call Uinta County Public Health at (307) 789-9203 or your child’s physician if you have questions regarding immunizations.

It is also recommend that a Social Security number be secured for your child. For further information about Social Security numbers, call 1-800-772-1213 or go to www.socialsecurity.gov.

Parents of a child who will be eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall must call for a registration appointment with the school in their attendance area beginning Jan. 30, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parents of a child with special needs who has not been involved with the Lincoln-Uinta Child Development Association should contact Daniel Mayer at (307) 789-7571, extension 1041.

Evanston’s elementaries can be reached at the following numbers:

• Aspen (307) 789-3106

• Clark (307) 789-2833

• North (307) 789-7658

• Uinta Meadows (307) 789-8098

Please tell the person making your appointment if you need a language interpreter, or have other special needs. Drop-ins on Feb. 22 may be turned away and asked to come another day.

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