A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll. A screening will be held in the schools Thursday for students not currently in a pre-K program. Forms are available for parents of children participating in a Georgia Lottery funded pre-K program. Those students will be screened for kindergarten while participating in the school or private daycare pre-K program and will not be required to attend Thursday’s screening.
The opportunity for those not participating in a pre-K program to have a child screened will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The screenings will be available at the school the child will attend in the fall. No appointment is necessary.
Children will be asked basic questions related to alphabet, number and shape recognition. For parents of a child not currently enrolled in a pre-K program, it is very important to make arrangements to attend the Thursday’s kindergarten screening at the school in their district, said Tim Hensley of Floyd County Schools.
“The kindergarten pre-registration helps the school know how many students to expect in the fall. Participation in the screening also gives parents an opportunity to ask questions concerning what they will need to do before their child begins school in August,” said Hensley.
A parent needs to accompany the child to Thursday’s screening. The parent and child must attend the screening in their school district and proof of residency, such as utility bill, will be required.
Parents will also need to provide the official birth certificate for the child and the child’s Social Security card. Immunization and eye/ear/dental screening certificates will be required before school starts, but not mandatory the day of the pre-registration and screening.
Rome City Schools will not be having a screening or roundup event this year, and each school will be responsible for its own registration process.
A few of the system’s elementary schools have already had registration, but will still take sign-ups until the registration period ends in the fall. Other schools will have their registration period during the regular school registration in the fall. Parents are encouraged to check with the school in their area.
The Rome school system will require the following when signing up a kindergartner: birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of address, immunization records and eye/ear/dental screening certificates.