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Kindergarten Registration

Any child 5 years old on or before January 1 is eligible for kindergarten registration.

 

If you are unable to attend the scheduled Kindergarten Registration meetings, please contact:

 

Cathy Guerra, Student Registration Specialist

1-203-888-4564 x1900 or

cguerra@seymourschools.org

 

If you plan to withhold your child from kindergarten for the school year, Connecticut State Law 98-243 requires that you personally appear at the district registration office and sign a document indicating that your child will be held out for the year. The purpose of the legislation is not to interfere with the rights of parents but to provide information to assist in making an informed decision.

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2020/2021

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, we will being using a new “no contact” process in order to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Please click on the link here and enter the information that is required. You will be e-mailed a registration packet that includes the forms that need to be filled out, as well as a list of the documentation that you need to provide to verify residency (if you do not have the ability to print out the packet, make sure you select the option for a hard copy packet to be mailed to you). Please return all completed forms and documentation by either email to cguerra@seymourschools.org or by the US Postal Service to the Seymour Board of Education, 98 Bank Street, 2nd floor, Seymour, CT 06483.

Parents of children who are eligible for kindergarten in August of 2020 as well as Grade One (1) students who have been attending a private kindergarten program, are urged to register their children. Children must be five (5) years of age as of December 31, 2020 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten in August, 2020.

Parents must provide a copy of the child’s official birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency. Proof of residency documentation includes driver’s license, house deed or lease and two utility bills. Children should have the required immunization inoculations and boosters for the following: Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, DTaP, Varicella, Hib (Hemophilus Influenza Type B), and Hep B (Hepatitis B), Pneumococcal, and Hep A.

Connecticut State Education Law requires that all school children have a health examination prior to entering kindergarten. We strongly encourage you to have your private physician perform this examination prior to August 15, 2020 so that your child may be admitted to school on August 27, 2020. Your private physician is the health individual who knows the most about your child's health and can contribute to the preservation of your child's health

Completed physical paperwork must be returned by August 15, 2020 in order for students to start school.

Along with the health examination, a hematocrit or hemoglobin blood test, vision, auditory, and postural screening must be performed, plus adequate immunizations. The following are the immunization requirements prior to registration:

1.         DTaP– At least four (4) doses. The last dose must be given on or
            after 4th birthday

2.         Polio – At least three (3) doses. The last dose must be given on or
             after 4th birthday

3.         MMR – Two (2) doses separated by at least 28 days, first dose on or
            after the 1st birthday

4.         Hib – One (1) dose on or after the 1st birthday for children less than 5
             years old

5.        Hep B – Three (3) doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age

6.       Varicella (Chicken Pox) – Two (2) doses separated by at least 3
           months, 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday or verification of disease

7.       Pneumococcal – One (1) dose on or after 1st birthday for children less
           than 5 years old

8.       Hep A – Two (2) doses given Six (6) calendar months apart, first dose
           on or after 1st birthday

If you have any questions, feel free to discuss them with your child's private physician or contact the principal of your child's school.