Registration for Philadelphia pre-K, kindergarten underway

- It’s time to register Philadelphia students for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year!

City school officials say families can enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-kindergarten all this week from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Just go to the district’s Pre-K Office in the Education Center at 440 N. Broad Street.

To be eligible, children must be at least 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, and must not be age-eligible for kindergarten. Also, children and families must live in Philadelphia, and families must meet current Head Start or Pre-K Counts income guidelines.

Make sure to bring these documents:

--Proof of child’s date of birth (birth certificate, court document, or passport);

--Child’s health insurance card;

--Proof of Philadelphia address in the primary parent’s/guardian’s name;

--Current state or federal photo ID of the primary parent/guardian; and

--Eight current and consecutive weeks of gross income received by the primary parent/guardian, secondary parent/guardian and all children.

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For kindergarten this week, parents can also go to 440 N. Broad Street, but the Student Enrollment and Placement Office, Suite 111.

Registration reopens at schools next Monday, Aug. 14.

To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Make sure to bring these documents:

--Proof of your student’s age. Examples of this include birth or baptismal certificate, medical records with students date of birth

--Two documents showing your address. Examples of this could be a lease, deed or utility bills with your name and the address in which you reside

--Shot (Immunization) Records. Obtain this from your child’s physician if you don’t have a copy already

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For older students, according to the district, the state Department of Health revised its immunization requirements, effective Aug. 1. Under the changes, students entering 12th grade now need an additional dose of the meningococcal conjugate (MCV) vaccine. In addition, all students require a fourth dose of the polio vaccine, including one at or after age four.

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Philadelphia schools start Sept. 5.

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