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Kindergarten and First Grade Registration for Westfield Public Schools

Beginning January 11, 2011, the Westfield Public School District will begin to register children who are eligible for kindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year. The district will also be registering those who did not attend kindergarten in the Westfield School District but will enter first grade in Westfield in the fall. All parents are asked to please call for an appointment prior to registering their children at the following schools on the dates and during the times indicated below.

Kindergarten registration for all children who are Westfield residents and will be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2011, will be held at Lincoln School, 728 Westfield Avenue. Please call 789-4455 for an appointment.
Daytime (8:30-3:00) appointments on:
Tuesday, January 11
Wednesday, January 12
Thursday, January 13
Wednesday, January 19
Thursday, January 20
 
Evening appointments on:Monday, January 10, 6-8 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 7-9 pm
 
First grade registration is for all children who are Westfield residents, will be 6 years old by October 1, 2011 and have not yet attended a Westfield Public School.  Registration will be held at each elementary school on the following dates and times:
Franklin School - 789-4592     Tuesday, January 11        9 am - 6 pm                                                   Wednesday, January 12    8 am - 4 pm   
 
Jefferson School – 789-4490     Thursday, January 20     8 am – 4 pm
 
McKinley School- 789-4555        Friday, January 14        8 am – 4 pm
 
Tamaques School - 789-4580    Friday, January 14         8 am – 4 pm
 
Washington School - 789-4600  Monday, January 10       8 am – 4 pm
 
Wilson School - 789-4605        Wednesday, January 19    8 am – 4 pm
 
First Grade Evening Registration Wednesday, January 19  6 pm – 8 pm
 

For all schools- (302 Elm Street) – 789-4420
 
To register a new student in the Westfield Public Schools, parents and guardians must present the following information:
¨       Birth certificate with raised seal from the Bureau of Vital Statistics
¨       Proof of residence (utility bill, tax bill, lease, closing statement, voter’s registration)
¨       Proof of Immunization (most recent record):

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Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus vaccine (DPT Series) – 4 doses with 1 dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any total of 5 doses.
Poliomyelitis vaccine – 3 doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) or enhanced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), with 1 dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any 4 doses spaced by a minimum of 1 month.
Rubeola (Measles) vaccine – 2 doses given on or after the first birthday separated by at least a month, or laboratory documentation of immunity.
Rubella (German Measles) vaccine – 1 dose given on or after the first birthday, or laboratory documentation of immunity.
Mumps vaccine – 1 dose given on or after the first birthday, or laboratory documentation of immunity.
Hepatitis B vaccine – 3 doses or laboratory documentation of immunity.
Varicella vaccine - one dose of varicella vaccine on or after the first birthday or proof of disease or immunity is required for children 19 months of age or older who attend a child care center, or are entering Kindergarten or Grade 1.
 

Please note: State law will not permit any child to be admitted to a public school unless immunizations have been completed and documented by an M.D., D.O., or Nurse Practitioner, specifically indicating a day, month and year administered.

Entry Physical Examination Required: Only one entry examination is necessary on admission to Kindergarten (pre-K physical may be the entry physical).
 

For Pre-Kindergarten Students age 3 or older you must present a physical exam, personal health history, the above immunizations (age appropriate) record INCLUDING:

¨       Pneumococcal Vaccine :   age 2-11 months; 2 doses; age 12-59 months; 1 dose
¨       Influenza Vaccine:           age  6-59 months; 1 dose to be given between September 1 and December 31 of each year in pre-school.
 

Registration, Personal Health History and Medical Record forms are available on the district web site at www.westfieldnjk12.org.  They are located on the left side (Quick Links) under the “New Student Registration” link and can be printed and completed before your scheduled registration date.  These forms are also available by calling one of the elementary schools.

Should you have any questions about the registration process, please call any elementary school.  In the event of a delayed opening or school closing due to inclement weather, registration for that day will be rescheduled. 

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