The Canfield Local School District will hold an informational meeting for parents or guardians of all incoming kindergarten students 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at C.H. Campbell Elementary School.
The session will include information about transportation, school procedures, kindergarten readiness, age requirements and becoming involved in the child's school.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year for students residing in the Canfield Local School District will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at C.H. Campbell and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 at Hilltop.
New students in first to fourth grades are welcome to register at this time as well. Students who are currently attending kindergarten at Canfield do not need to reregister for first grade.
General regulations for these students are as follows:
The child must be a resident of the Canfield Local School District;
Children entering kindergarten must have attained the age of five on or before Aug. 1;
Children entering first grade must have attained the age of six on or before Aug. 1 and must have completed a successful year in kindergarten;
The child's original birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration;
The child's original social security card must be presented at the time of registration;
Proof of residence must be presented at the time of registration, i.e. driver's license and one of the following: purchase agreement for home, rental agreement for apartment, or gas or electric bill with residential address;
Divorce decree and / or proof of custody (if applicable) must be presented at the time of registration; and
According to the Canfield Board of Education policy, the immunization records of the students must be presented to register the student for kindergarten. The records must be from a physician's office or a health clinic.
Required immunizations do not need to be complete by registration, but must be presented. The school district follows the requirements of Ohio law and the Ohio Department of Health.
Pupils to be admitted to an elementary school must have written evidence that they have received the following immunizations before entering school in the fall:
Four or more of DTaP or DT, or any combination. If all four doses were given before the fourth birthday, a fifth dose is required;
Three or more doses of IPV. The final dose must be administered on or after the fourth birthday regardless of the number of previous doses;
Two doses MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. The first dose must be received on or after the first birthday;
Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine given at the appropriate intervals. The last dose in the series must not be administered before age 24 weeks; and
Two doses of varicella vaccine (chicken pox). Dose one must be administered on or after the first birthday.
If the child has not been immunized against any of the above mentioned diseases because of a physician's recommendation, or because of religious objections, the school must have a signed statement to that affect, which must be renewed each school year.
For questions or more information, contact Hilltop at 330-533-9806 or C.H. Campbell at 330-533-5959.