Early registration for pre-school, kindergarten is scheduled for March 11-15 in Lenoir County

Early registration for pre-school, kindergarten is scheduled for March 11-15 in Lenoir County

Early registration for entering pre-school and kindergarten students in Lenoir County for the 2019-2020 school year will be held March 11-15 at all LCPS elementary schools during regular school hours.

To be eligible, kindergartners must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019, and preschoolers must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019.

On Tuesday, March 12, registration will be held from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Spanish interpreters will be available at each school from 2-7 p.m.

Preschool registration for children who will be 3 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019, will begin June 1.

Early registration is encouraged by Lenoir County Public Schools in order to ensure children meet all the requirements to begin school on the first day and that parents and guardians have an opportunity to get answers to questions concerning immunization, transportation, food programs and other aspects of the preschool and kindergarten programs.

The 2019-2020 school year begins on Aug. 26, although kindergarten and pre-K students will have staggered enrollment for the first week of school.

Certain documents are required to register kindergartners and preschoolers.

Required for kindergarten registration are: a certified birth certificate, a full and complete record of the child’s immunization, the child’s Social Security card and a document verifying address.

One of the following serves as an address verification document: current power, gas or water bill; current federal or state income tax documents; place of residence listed by the Department of Social Services for home visitation and receipt of benefits (excluding Medicaid); or a current lease or mortgage statement.

Required for preschool registration are: a birth certificate; verification of household incomes, such as the most recent pay stubs; verification of benefits received the previous year through TANF, child support, Social Security, unemployment or other household income; and verification of guardianship, if applicable.

More information on kindergarten registration is available by calling Nicole Smith at 252-527-1109.

For additional preschool registration information, call Partnership for Children of Lenoir & Greene Counties at 252-939-1200 or Meredith Gurley at 252-527-8099.

After March 15, children can be registered for the 2019-2020 kindergarten program at all Lenoir County elementary schools. Preschool registration will also continue after March 15 at Partnership for Children offices at 1465 Hwy. 258 North, Kinston.

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