Lindbergh School District to conduct kindergarten registration next month

The Lindbergh School District will conduct kindergarten registration next month for the 2004-2005 school year, according to a district news release.

Parents whose last names begin with A through C should register Feb. 23; D through G, Feb. 24; H through L, Feb. 25; M through R, Feb. 26; and S through Z, Feb. 27.

Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 through Feb. 27. Parents who cannot register their child on their scheduled day should call the school as soon as possible to arrange an alternate time, according to the release.

All kindergarten pupils register at the elementary school they will attend: Crestwood, 1020 S. Sappington Road, 729-2430; Kennerly, 10025 Kennerly Road, 729-2440; Long, 9021 Sappington Road, 729-2450; Sappington, 11011 Gravois Road, 729-2460; and Truman, 12225 Eddie and Park Road, 729-2470.

When they register, parents will have an opportunity to select full-day tuition-based or half-day kindergarten classes. Each building has a limit of 20 full-day pupils per class.

Parents who register in February will be given priority for full-day kindergarten. If more than 20 pupils in a building request full-day, a lottery system will be used.

At registration, parents also can schedule their child’s kindergarten screening date.

An official birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics must be presented at the time of registration. Baptismal and hospital certificates will not be accepted. Parents should bring the child’s immunization records, social security card and parent’s proof of residency. This proof must be either a real or personal property tax bill, rental or purchase contract plus deposit receipt or a federal tax return.

Missouri immunization laws require that immunizations must be up to date on the first day of school or the student cannot attend.

Children only may be registered by the parent or court-appointed legal guardian. Divorced parents must provide a copy of the dissolutionment decree, which states custody rights.

District officials urge parents to make every effort to register their kindergarten child on the dates specified. The registration information is critical for student assignment and transportation services, the release stated.

Under state law, a child must be 5 years old before Aug. 1 to attend kindergarten for the 2004-2005 school year.