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Kindergarten Registration Information

PES Kindergarten Registration is:  
April 16, 2018
12:30pm-2:00pm
(for more information contact the school)

Enrollment Requirements
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Entrance age
A child may enter kindergarten if he/she has reached age 5 on or before September 30 of the year he or she enters.

Required enrollment
Virginia law, Sections 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30 must be enrolled in school unless the parent or guardian notifies the principal in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year. A child who will be six on or before September 30 must attend school.

Registration requirements
Registration forms
are available online or in the school office. In addition to completing registration forms, parents must provide the following;

1. Proof of residency: A deed, lease agreement, or resident manager's letter is acceptable. If the family is living in the residence of a friend or relative, the homeowner/leaseholder must provide a notarized affidavit accompanied by the lease or deed. An affidavit by the parent stating his/her residence and supporting documents to that effect are also required as evidence of non-temporary residence.

2. Proof of birth/citizenship: An original birth certificate is required for all students. If a birth certificate is not available, an affidavit with substantiating documentation is required for all students.

3. Physical examination and health documentation: A Virginia School Entrance Health Form MCH-213 E (PDF File) available in school offices or online completed by a US-licensed physican of US -licensed nurse practitioner within the last 12 months prior to starting kindergarten is required before the child may enter school.

Immunization requirements : The code of Virginia requires every child to be immunized. Official documentation includes complete dates (month, day, year) for the following:

  • DPT, DtaP, Td, DT (diphteria, pertussis, tetanus) : a minimum of three (3) doses with one (1) dose given after the fourth birthday unless the student had six (6) doses before the fourth birthday
  • OPV, IPV (Polio): a minimum of three (3) doses with one (1) dose given after the fourth birthday unless the student had four (4) doses before the fourth birthday
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): one (1) on or after the first birthday with a second dose of measles or MMR prior to kindergarten entry
  • Hepatitis B: a minimum of three (3) doses with at least 4 months between first and last dose for all students born on or after January 1, 1994.
  • Varicella (chicken pox): one (1) dose given on or after the first birthday for all students born on or after January 1, 1997 except for children who have evidence of immunity as demonstrated by laboratory confirmation of immunity or a reliable medical history of the disease
  • HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B) : age appropriate schedule for children up to 30 months of age

Tuberculosis screening requirements: For all students who have resided in a foreign country (with the exception of Canada, the countries of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand) during the last three years for a consecutive period of five or more months, one of the following is required:

  • Evidence of a negative PPD tuberculin skin test within 90 calendar days prior to registration certified by a licensed physician or department of health.
  • Evidence of a normal (negative) chest X-ray taken within 90 calendar days prior to registration.
  • Documentation of a negative symptom screen or risk assessment from the health department or private physician for students who:
  • Present written documentation of having completed prophylaxis treatment for tuberculosis.
  • Have been enrolled in any U.S. public school immediately prior to enrollment in Fairfax County and have a documented history of a positive PPD and a negative chest X-ray.
  • Have a history of a positive PPD and a negative chest X-ray more than 90 calendar days prior to registration.

Students may be conditionally enrolled in FCPS if they present a temporary medical waiver (not to exceed 30 days) of either a PPD or chest X-ray.

4. School Health Information Form : Parents will also be requested to complete a School Health Information form (PDF) at the time of enrollment, and annually each fall to keep the school advised of any changes in a child's health needs.

 

FCPS Welcomes you to Kindergarten
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2018-19 Meet & Greet Activities sponsored by the PTA

PTA related events to support children and parents of rising kindergartners

Important Websites for Parents:

TBA
Kindergarten Meet & Greet
(meets inplayground)
Opportunity to meet other rising kindergarten students

TBA
Kindergarten Mini-Tour of Providence ES (meets in Library)
Mini tour of the various classrooms and resource rooms in the school

TBA
Kindergarten Meet & Greet
(meets inplayground)
Opportunity to meet other rising kindergarten students

TBA
Kindergarten Courtyard Safari & Bus Ride
(meets in the main lobby)
Fun activities and popsicles in the courtyard with a mini tour of a school bus

2018-19 Open House Time TBD
Providence Open House
This is an opportunity for you and your child to meet your teacher and classmates

First Day of School
August 28 8:30am-9:00am

Tears & Cheers (Spanish Translation)
(meets in the cafe)
Dan Phillips, Principal and PTA welcomes parents to join them for light refreshments in the cafe immediately following the start of school

**Dan Phillips, Principal at Providence Elementary, and the Providence PTA welcomes all kindergarten parents to join us and other parents for light refreshments in the café immediately following the start of school.

For more information, visit the PTA website at http://www.ptaprovidence.org