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Karen Smith

Kindergarten Registration will be Tuesday May 3rd from 8:30-11 AM

Jefferson County Schools will have a Kindergarten Round-Up for registration of all children who will be eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2022.

Before you bring your child on May 3, please make note of the following:

Age Requirement: A child must be five (5) years old by August 15, 2022 in order to attend this coming year. Required Screening: The Family Resource Center is now scheduling appointments for the kindergarten screening process. Please call 397-4466 immediately if your child has not been screened.

Kindergarten is mandatory in Tennessee: All children must have a kindergarten experience prior to entry into first grade.

Proof of Birthdate: Documentation can be a birth certificate, TN immunization record, passport, or immigration papers. (Contact the local health Department @ 397-3930 if you need help getting a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate.)

Health Examination: Each child must show evidence of a physical exam. The exam must have taken place no longer than 6 months prior to entry.

Certificate of TN Immunization Form: Each child must have at least the following immunizations: diphtheria, measles (rubella), pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, rubella, mumps, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, varicella, and pneumococcal on the form prescribed by the Commissioner (unless otherwise exempted by law) prior to admitting a child. Your own doctor, health provider or the Department of Health Office in Dandridge (Ph 397-3930) can provide you with the proper Tennessee Immunization Card.

Proof of Residency Documentation: Proof of residence is required when a student initially enrolls in a school and whenever a change of residence occurs. The principal or his/her designee shall accept any two of the following records as proof of residency as long as the document has the name and street address of the parent/guardian: · Driver's license · Water · Lease/mortgage · Phone · Property taxes/deed · Cable/satellite · Bank statement · Electric · Current Tennessee voter registration · Current employer verification of residence Or, a third-person affidavit of residency completed with the school system can also serve as proof of residency. The notarized affidavit shall be completed and signed by the parent/guardian, as well as the legal owner or lesser of the property where the student and parent/guardian reside. The affidavit will be in effect until the parent/guardian provides the required proof of residence, but no longer than the end of the current school year.