Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to enter kindergarten classes, a child must be five (5) years old before September 1 of the current school year. No child can be registered without (1.) original birth certificate; (2.) immunization card or some other written from signed by a physician or the county health nurse, certifying that the child has been successfully immunized for the following diseases: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and varicella.
All children entering kindergarten for the first time must have two (2) MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) shots, three (3) Hepatitis B shots and two (2) varicella shots, four (4) – five (5) DTap shots, three (3) –four (4) IPV shots and a physical/health check prior to attending school. A booster vaccine is required after the age of 4 years for both the Dtap and IPV vaccine. Immunizations can be obtained at the Hampshire County Health Department in Augusta.
Preschool Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to enter PreK, a child must be four (4) years old by September 1 of the current school year. All four (4) year olds by September 1, 2015 need the following shots to enter Preschool: One (1) MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) shot, two (2) Hepatitis A shots, three (3) Hepatitis B shots, one (1) varicella shot, four (4) DTap shots, three (3) IPV shots, four (4) Hib shots, four (4) PCV and a physical/health check/dental screening prior to attending school. Immunizations can be obtained at the Hampshire County Health Department in Augusta.
IMPORTANT - A completed physical and dental screening must be on file at the school before a child can attend Pre K or Kindergarten in Hampshire County and a follow-up dental exam is required prior to K+.. If the school does not have this information on file, the child will not be able to attend. (If a child did not attend Pre K, the screening information must be given to the school secretary before the first day of Kindergarten in August.)