UL to host kinderdarten registration

The Union?Local School District has begun its pre-registration for 2009-2010 kindergarten classes.

Parents having children eligible to attend kindergarten in August 2009, should call the elementary school between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. To be eligible, a child must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2009. The numbers to call are (740) 782-1384 or (740) 695-3418.

The pre-registration program is the first step for parents who have kindergarten students for next year. The Union Local School District pre-kindergarten screening program will take place the last week of school at the Union Local Elementary School. At that time, parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization record and social security number. Before entering school, the child must be immunized for the following:

  • 2 MMR
  • 4 Polio
  • 5 DPT
  • Hepatitis B Series
  • chicken pox or date of exposure

These immunizations are available free of charge, from the Belmont County Health Department on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. Please call for an appointment Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The health department can be reached at 695-1202.

In accordance with State Law, all children must have successfully completed kindergarten before they will be admitted to the first grade.

Once telephone registration for kindergarten is completed, the parent/guardian will be notified, by letter, as to the date and time for their child’s Kindergarten screening, which will be scheduled for the last week of school.

Union Local Schools also provide a preschool program for children ages three four. Parents interested in learning about the preschool program should contact Union Local Schools Administration Office at 740-782-1978 ext. 27 or 28.