The School District of Philadelphia
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Megan Lello
SCHOOL DISTRICT OPENS PRE-REGISTRATION FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
PHILADELPHIA – Today, The School District of Philadelphia opened kindergarten pre-registration for the 2017-18 school year for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017, or for children who are 6 years old and did not attend kindergarten.
“Enrollment in kindergarten is one of the first steps parents can take in setting their children up for long-term success,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent, The School District of Philadelphia. “Research shows that kindergarten not only boosts students’ academic achievement, it strengthens their social and emotional skills as well. Registering early ensures students will be ready to go on the first day of kindergarten in September, and the District will be ready for them, too.”
To register a child for kindergarten, a parent or guardian must bring the following documentation to the school:
- Parent/legal guardianship identification
- Child’s immunization record
- Proof of child’s age (birth certificate)
- Two current proofs of address in parent’s or guardian’s name
In addition, District-wide Kindergarten Open House events will take place at various schools Tuesday, March 7, 2017. More information about these events, in addition to translated information about kindergarten registration in various languages, can be found online at philasd.org/kindergarten-registration.
Kindergarten pre-registration runs through May 31, 2017.