New student registration begins July 20 in Shelton

Shelton-Schools-sign-FIShelton Public Schools will be accepting walk-in registration for new students in kindergarten through fourth grade Monday, July 20, through Thursday, July 23; and Monday, July 27, through Thursday, July 30.

Registration will be available at the central office administrative building, 382 Long Hill Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday.

From Aug. 27-30, all school offices will be open for registration

Shelton school system will hold summer registration at all schools for all new students. Each school will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive students.

What is needed

All parents seeking to enroll their student in the Shelton school system will be asked to supply a current Connecticut driver’s license along with two forms of verification of local residency. Documents that will be accepted include: mortgage receipt, rental receipt or copy of a lease, utility bills. The documents must be brought to the school at the time of registration.

Birth certificate

Parents are asked to supply the school with the child’s official birth certificate or passport (if needed). Parents must supply the child’s immunization records. Immunizations for protection against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT), polio (OPV-IPV), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and Haemophilus Influenza type B (Hib) are required under state law for all students to enter school.

Vaccines

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2016 and must have had a varicella vaccine. Hepatitis B vaccine series is required for all students born after Jan. 1, 1994. A second (booster) dose of either measles or MMR is required prior to seventh grade.

Students entering seventh grade must have a completed physical with updated immunizations including Hepatitis B. Students entering eighth grade must have completed the Hepatitis B series. Children who have not had chickenpox prior to seventh grade must have a varicella vaccine prior to entry into seventh grade.

Shelton High School freshmen must have a completed physical and updated immunizations prior to beginning their sophomore year.

Parents whose child/children have special needs are asked to call the office of curriculum, instruction and support services so that the school records can be received before the start of school (203-924-1023, ext. 319).

 

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