Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2004

Glenwood Ridge roundup next week

April 22, 2004

Other Basehor-Linwood schools have had them, but Glenwood Ridge Elementary School will have its kindergarten roundup sessions next week.

Kindergarten roundup is three days in which students slated for kindergarten classes in 2004-05 spend three two-hour sessions at their future school.

School district officials said roundup serves three primary purposes: giving students an idea of what to expect during kindergarten, learning about the children to help plan next year's program and beginning mandatory paperwork requirements.

The sessions will take place from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. April 28-30.

Next year's kindergartners will spend most of their session time in activities such as singing, drawing, listening and telling stories. The other time is spent in different stations screening for hearing and vision performance, gross and fine motor control, speech and language development and general knowledge background.

Children who are five years old before Aug. 31, 2004 are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall and should attend the roundup sessions. The school district will notify parents which session their child will attend.

Kindergarten students enrolling in the fall semester must have the following information to submit to schools:

  • Copy of immunization records
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Completed health assessment form from a physician

Immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten are:

  • 4 DTP's (diptheria, tetanus and pertusis)

There must be six months between the third and fourth doses. At least one dose must be after the child's fourth birthday.

  • 3 OPV (oral polio vaccine)

One dose must be after the fourth birthday. If a child has received four doses of OPV, one does not have to be after the fourth birthday.

  • 2 MMR (mumps, measles and rubella)

First dose must be on or after a child's first birthday. There must be 30 days between doses.

Single antigen measles vaccine will not meet the requirements without the addition of the mumps and rubella vaccinations.

For more information, contact the elementary schools or the school district office at (913) 724-1396.

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