La Porte ISD will hold registration for incoming kindergartners March 29 through April 23 at all LPISD elementary campuses.
Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children who will enter kindergarten during the 2010-2011 school year.
Parents will also have the opportunity to begin the initial pre-registration process during the La Porte Education Celebration, hosted by the La Porte Education Foundation, on March 25 at La Porte High School. Each elementary campus will be represented at the event, which will be held from 5 to 7:30 p,.m., to answer questions that parents might have. In addition, those interested in the dual language program may pick up information at that time.
During the March 29 through April 3 registration process, all children eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2010 should be registered by a parent or legal guardian in the office of the elementary school to which they are zoned.
Parents should bring with them the child's birth certificate or certified photocopy verifying that the child will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2010, as well as the child's Social Security card and proof of residency, such as a utilities statement.
In addition, parents should bring the child's immunization records. The following immunizations are required before beginning school:
5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccine, one of which must have been received on or after the fourth birthday; however, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.
4 doses of polio vaccine, one of which must have been received on or after the fourth birthday; however, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.
2 doses of a Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine received on or after the first birthday; second dose required before enrollment in kindergarten.
2 doses, the 1st dose received on or after the 1st
2 doses on or after first birthday. (If a child has had the Chickenpox illness and the parent submits the proper form documenting the illness, he/she will not be required to get the Varicella vaccinations.)
(* indicates that this immunization requirement differs from last year.)
For more information regarding immunization requirements, contact Laura Lynch, LPISD lead nurse, at 281-604-6912. For more information on kindergarten registration, call the office of Isela Montes, LPISD Executive Director of Elementary Education, at 281-604-7030.