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Westfield Public School Kindergarten and First Grade Registration Information

The following is a list of dates and times for registration.

The Westfield Public School District will be registering children who will become eligible for kindergarten in the 2013-2014 school year. The District also is interested in locating children who have not attended the Westfield Public Schools for kindergarten but will enter first grade in the fall. Parents may register children at the following schools on the date and during the times indicated below. Please call for an appointment.

Kindergarten Registration for all children who are residents of Westfield reaching the age of 5 on or before October 1, 2013, will be held at Lincoln School, 728 Westfield Avenue. Please call 789-4455 for an appointment.

Daytime appointments on:

Monday, January 7, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 8,  9 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 10, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, January 14, 1 - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16, 1 - 3 p.m.

Friday, January 18, 1 - 3 p.m.

Evening appointments on:

Wednesday, January 23, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, January 24, 6 - 8 pm

First Grade Registrations for all children who are residents of Westfield reaching the age of 6 on or before October 1, 2013 and have not yet attended the Westfield Public Schools are as follows:

Please call to make an appointment to register your child at a school listed below.

Franklin School - 789-4591 Wednesday, January 9, 9 am - 6 pm

Franklin School - 789-4591 Friday, January 11, 8 am - 4 pm

Jefferson School - 789-4490 Friday, January 18, 8 am - 4 pm

McKinley School - 789-4555 Thursday, January 24, 8 am - 4 pm

Tamaques School - 789-4580 Thursday, January 17, 8 am - 4 pm

Washington School - 789-4600 Tuesday, January 15, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wilson School - 789-4605 Wednesday, January 23, 8 am - 4 pm

*First Grade Evening Registration-  Tuesday, January 22, 6 pm - 8 pm (302 Elm Street, Room 106 on the first floor) – Call 789-4420 for an evening appointment at Elm Street.

REQUIRED INFORMATION NEEDED TO REGISTER A NEW STUDENT IN THE WESTFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

You must present the following information so that your child will be admitted without delay.

¨ Birth certificate with raised seal from the Bureau of Vital Statistics

¨ Proof of residence (utility bill, tax bill, lease, closing statement, voter’s registration)

¨ Proof of Immunization (most recent record):

Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus vaccine

(DPT Series) – 4 doses with 1 dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any total of 5 doses. Poliomyelitis vaccine – 3 doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) or enhanced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), with 1 dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any 4 doses spaced by a minimum of 1 month. Rubeola (Measles) vaccine – 2 doses given on or after the first birthday separated by at least a month, or laboratory documentation of immunity. Rubella (German Measles) vaccine – 1 dose given on or after the first birthday, or laboratory documentation of immunity. Mumps vaccine – 1 dose given on or after the first birthday, or laboratory documentation of immunity. Hepatitis B vaccine – 3 doses or laboratory documentation of immunity. Varicella vaccine - one dose of varicella vaccine on or after the first birthday or proof of disease or immunity is required for children 19 months of age or older who attend a child care center, or are entering Kindergarten or Grade 1.

Please note: State law will not permit any child to be admitted to a public school unless immunizations have been completed and documented by an M.D., D.O., or Nurse Practitioner, specifically indicating a day, month and year administered.

Entry Physical Examination Required:

Only one entry examination is necessary on admission to Kindergarten or first grade (pre-K physical may be the entry physical). A 5 year physical exam is recommended.

For Pre-Kindergarten Students age 3 or older, you must present a physical exam, personal health history, the above immunizations (age appropriate) record INCLUDING:

¨ Pneumococcal Vaccine : age 2-11 months; 2 doses

age 12-59 months; 1 dose

¨ Influenza Vaccine: age 6-59 months; 1 dose to be given between September 1 and December 31 of each year in pre-school.

¨ Haemophilis B age 2-11 months; 2 doses age 12-59 months; 1 dose

Registration, Personal Health History and Medical Record forms are available on the district web site at www.westfieldnjk12.org/register .

Should parents have any questions about the registration process, please call one of the  schools. In the event of a delayed opening or school closing due to inclement weather, registration for that day will be rescheduled. 

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