Fayette County Schools’ district-wide kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school term is scheduled for Friday, March 22 from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents will need to go to the school located in their attendance area to register their children.

Parents registering kindergarten students will need to bring proof of residency, such as a utility bill, the child’s immunization records, certified birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics, proof of a well-child exam within the past 12 months, and proof of a dental exam. The child’s Social Security card is requested but optional.

In order to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, children must be 5 years old on or before June 30, 2019.

The federal McKinney-Vento Act and West Virginia state law and policy guarantee that students can be enrolled in school if they live in a shelter, in a motel, in a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss, in temporary foster care or awaiting foster care with an adult who is not the parent or legal guardian, in substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat), or with friends or family because the student is a runaway or unaccompanied youth.

For more information about criteria for enrollment and rights of homeless students, contact Judy Lively, Fayette County’s liaison, at 304-574-1176.

— Fayette County Board of Education

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