Press release submitted by Bettendorf Community School District|
Children residing in the Bettendorf Community School District who will be five years old on or before September 15, 2013, should plan to attend Kindergarten Round-Up at their neighborhood school on Friday, March 1.
Kindergarten Round-Up provides an opportunity for parents and students to meet the building principal and kindergarten teacher(s). A brief overview of the kindergarten program and its academic/social expectations will be shared. Registration materials are available at http://bettendorf.k12.ia.us/Parents/Registration/k-roundup
Parents should bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and immunization records, as well as proof of residency, such as a signed lease agreement, an approved offer to purchase or build a home, a utility bill with the parent's name and residence address, or a letter from a utility company stating that the parent has established service at the resident address. Parents residing with relatives are required to fill-out a Notarized Statement of Residency form.
The State of Iowa immunization requirements for kindergarten are that students be immunized against Hepatitis B - a series of three shots given over six months. Students must have five doses of DPT, four doses of Polio – one of each after 4 years of age. Students are also required to have two doses of MMR, and two doses of Varicella (chicken pox). No child will be enrolled without an immunization certificate.
Parents or guardians of are also required to provide evidence of a dental screening (done no earlier than age three and no later than age six) by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, nurse or physician's assistant. Forms and more information are available at http://www.idph.state.ia.us/OHDS/OralHealth.aspx?prog=OHC&pg=Screenings.
Parents can look up their neighborhood school by entering their address on the City of Bettendorf 's Citizen Information webpage - http://www.bettendorf.org/department/division.php?fDD=1-263.
Sessions for parents and students:
Neil Armstrong Elementary - 9 a.m.
3311 Central Ave. – 563/359-8275 – Lisa Stevenson, principal
Grant Wood Elementary – 8:45 a.m.
1423 Hillside Dr. - 563/359-8277 – John Cain, principal
Herbert Hoover Elementary - 8:45 a.m. A-K; 10 a.m. L-Z
3223 S Hampton Dr. - 563/332-8636 - Jeff Johannsen, principal
Thomas Jefferson Elementary – 10 a.m.
610 Holmes - 563/359-8261 – Lana LaSalle, principal
Mark Twain Elementary - 8:45 a.m.
1620 Lincoln Rd. - 563/359-8263 - Caroline Olson, principal
Paul Norton Elementary - 8:45 a.m. A-K; 10 a.m. L-Z
4485 Greenbrier Dr. - 563/332-8936 – Julie Trepa, principal
BCSD preschool classes will be held on Friday, March 1. However, kindergarten will be cancelled.
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