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State College Area School District

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STATE COLLEGE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
KINDERGARTEN and FIRST GRADE REGISTRATION

 

 
FOR KINDERGARTEN: Children five years old on or before August 31, 2016 whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside in the State College Area School District.

FOR FIRST GRADE:
Children must be six years old on or before August 31, 2016 to be enrolled in first grade for the 2016-2017 school year, unless they have, or will have, successfully completed Kindergarten, and written confirmation is provided from the Kindergarten program.

The following two options are available for you to register your child for the 2016-2017 school year. This process does NOT include registration for a charter / cyber or private school.
 
Option 1: A new online enrollment process began on March 14, 2016. Information about the process and how to access it is available on the Registration website at http://www.scasd.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=20484.  ONLINE ENROLLMENT NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

Option 2: Registration at the District's Student Registration Office, located in Room 101 of Central Office, 131 W Nittany Ave., from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 
During the summer, Registration office hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For New Families - Special Additional Registration times for new families are set for:
 
*Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Documents Required for Registration
 
1. Proof of birth date (birth certificate or passport). We must see the original document. Photocopies will not be accepted. Registration will not be accepted without proof of birth date.

2. Guardianship & Custody Orders. Persons with legal guardianship or legal custody of a child must bring copies of the document(s) granting the guardianship or custody.

3. Proof of residency in the State College Area School District (deed, lease, or current utility bill for place of residence)

4. Immunization Records.
Bring a list of your child's immunizations with you -- it can be a list from your doctor or a record that you have kept. Children entering Kindergarten in Pennsylvania are now required to have the following immunizations:

    4 doses of Diphtheria, with 1 dose given on or after the fourth birthday.
    4 doses of Tetanus, with 1 dose given on or after the fourth birthday.
    3 doses of Polio
    2 doses of Measles, with the first dose given at age 1 or older.
    2 doses of Mumps, given at age 1 or older.
    1 dose of Rubella (German measles), given at age 1 or older.
    3 doses of Hepatitis B
    2 doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, with the first dose given at age 1 or older, or have had the disease.

Physical Exam
Pennsylvania School Health Law requires a physical exam for all Kindergarten students.
The exam is not required for registration. In the State College Area School District, the exam must be done no more than 12 months prior to the start of school and may be done during the school year. The exam can be given by your family physician or provided by the District at no cost. Additional information will be provided at registration.

Additional Registration Information
A PDF of the registration form is available on the District’s website which you can print and complete in advance of registration. Go to www.scasd.org, select “Our District” and “Registration/ Enrollment” to access the form. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Registration Office by phone at (814) 231-1017 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday -Friday, or by email at hvc11@scasd.org.

Have Questions About the District's Kindergarten Program?
Visit the District Kindergarten Program website at www.scasd.org/kindergarten.

Last Modified on July 12, 2016
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