April 19 is kindergarten registration day

Throughout central Virginia, April 19 is the date to register children to attend kindergarten.

Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register children between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 19, and parents should take their children to the elementary school they are zoned to attend. To determine their attendance zone, parents should call 594-1726 or 594-1789 or go online to the parents section of mychesterfieldschools.com and click “find my school.”

A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 to attend kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. There are no exceptions to the age requirement. Offered in every Chesterfield elementary school, kindergarten is a full-day program designed to help children learn language arts, math, science and social studies.

Parents should bring their child to registration so they can participate in a brief evaluation. Parents must also bring the child’s certified original birth certificate; the child’s Social Security number is requested. To attend Chesterfield County Public Schools, children must reside in Chesterfield County with a parent or legal guardian, so parents must bring to registration their photo ID and one of these proofs of county residency.

Before the first day of school, parents must supply medical records showing that their child had a physical examination within the past 12 months and listing the dates of each state-required immunization.

For more information about kindergarten registration, parents should call the school in their attendance zone.

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