GC Schools holding Enrollments Thursday

4/29/2014

Garden City Public Schools will be enrolling children in the Early Learning Four-year-olds (ELF) program and in kindergarten through sixth grades for the 2014-15 school year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Garden City Public Schools will be enrolling children in the Early Learning Four-year-olds (ELF) program and in kindergarten through sixth grades for the 2014-15 school year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kindergarten students must enroll in their neighborhood school according to school boundaries. Students enrolling on or before Thursday have priority for space over those enrolling after that date.

Parents must bring their incoming kindergarten student with them so the children can participate in various centers to determine their academic growth. The screening takes about an hour.

Children who turn 5 on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.

To be eligible for ELF, children must be 4 years old before Aug. 31 and meet one or more of the at-risk criteria, which include: qualifying for free lunches; coming from a single-parent household; Department for Children and Families referral; parents lacking a high school diploma/GED. Applications for the ELF program can be picked up at the school and must be on file to enroll.

Items necessary for kindergarten or ELF enrollment include a birth certificate, immunization record, and Social Security card. The immunization policy for Garden City Public Schools follows the Kansas Department of Health and Envrionment's requirements for school entry for all students. Contact your school's nurse if you have questions.

Enrollment fees are $32 for fifth and sixth grades, $30 for third and fourth grades, $25 for kindergarten through second grade and $21 for ELF. Parents wanting more information on enrollment can contact their child's school.

There will be no school at Garfield Early Childhood Center or kindergarten Thursday to accommodate the enrollment process.

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