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Westfield Schools Announce Kindergarten and First Grade Registration Dates

Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District has announced registration dates for incoming kindergarten students as well as students who will attend Westfield schools for the first time as first graders in the 2014-2015 school year.

 “It is very helpful for the district to have this information so that we may effectively plan for every new child,” said Superintendent of Schools Margaret Dolan.

According to the district, parents should call to make an appointment to register children at the following schools on the dates indicated below:

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Kindergarten Registration for all children who are residents of Westfield reaching the age of five on or before Oct.1, 2014, will be held at Lincoln School, 728 Westfield Avenue. Call 908-789-4455 for an appointment.

Daytime appointments are available on:

Wednesday, Jan, 8, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan.  9, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 10, from 9  a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 13, from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Evening appointments are available on:

Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

First Grade Registration locations and phone numbers to make an appointment for children who are residents of Westfield reaching the age of six on or before Oct. 1, 2014, and have not yet attended Westfield Public Schools are:

Franklin School: 908- 789-4591 Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Franklin School : 908-789-4591 Friday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jefferson School: 908-789-4490 Thursday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKinley School: 908-789-4555 Friday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tamaques School: 908-789-4580 Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Washington School: 908-789-4600 Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wilson School 908-789-4605 Thursday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Grade Evening Registration for all schools will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Administration Building, 302 Elm Street, Room 106 on the first floor. To schedule an evening appointment, call 908-789-4420.

In the event of a delayed opening or school closing due to inclement weather, registrations for that day will be rescheduled.

Required information and forms including registration, personal health history and medical record forms are available on the district’s website at www.westfieldnjk12.org/register and at the schools.

Requirements for registration include a birth certificate with raised seal from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, proof of residence (utility bill, tax bill, lease, closing statement, voter’s registration) and proof of immunization (most recent record) for:

Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus vaccine (DPT Series) – Four doses with one dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any total of five doses.

Poliomyelitis vaccine – Three doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) or enhanced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), with one dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any four doses spaced by a minimum of one month.

 Rubeola (Measles) vaccine – Two doses given on or after the first birthday separated by at least a month, or laboratory documentation of immunity.

Rubella (German Measles) vaccine –One dose given on or after the first birthday, or laboratory documentation of immunity.

Mumps vaccine – One dose given on or after the first birthday or laboratory documentation of immunity.

Hepatitis B vaccine – Three 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 one.

The school district is reminding parents that 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.

An entry physical examination is also required, the district said. Only one entry examination is necessary on admission to Kindergarten or first grade. (A pre-K physical may be the entry physical). A five year physical exam is recommended.

For pre-Kindergarten students age three or older, guardians must present a physical exam, personal health history and the above immunizations (age appropriate) record including:

Pneumococcal vaccine: Age 2-11 months, two doses; age 12-59 months, one dose.

Influenza Vaccine: Age 6-59 months, one dose to be given between Sept. 1 and Dec.31 of each year in pre-school.

Haemophilis B - Age 2-11 months, two doses; age 12-59 months, one dose.

Parents with questions about the registration process are asked to call one of the schools.

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