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Kindergarten Registration

Greenville Elementary School



 Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall are asked to review and follow these procedures:


February 26 – March 16 – Parents/Guardians will be able to pick up the Kindergarten Registration packets  at the office of Hempfield or East Elementary School or online at look for Kindergarten Registration tab on right side.


March 20 - 21 – Parents/Guardians are asked to return the completed Kindergarten Registration packets, birth certificate, current immunization record and proof of residency to Hempfield School between the hours of 5:00 am and 7:30 pm.  At this time parents will be asked to schedule an appointment to bring their Kindergarten student to Hempfield for screening May 1 – 3.


May 1 - 3 - During the May formal registration, children will proceed through several assessment stations, including hearing and speech as well as skill development.


No child will be allowed to register without both proof of age and a current immunization record.


Kindergarten students must be five (5) years old by September 1.  The district policy permits exceptions to this age requirement provided that basic readiness criteria can be demonstrated to district personnel.   Parents must bring proof of child’s age (birth certificate) and immunization records. 


Pennsylvania law requires that each child entering school must have the following immunizations:

·         Four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis. One dose must be given on or after the child’s 4th birthday.  If all 4 doses were given prior to the child’s 4th birthday – the child must get a 5th dose of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis.*

·         Four doses of polio, with the fourth dose given on or after the child’s 4th birthday. A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was given on or after the child’s 4th birthday and 6 months after the previous dose.

·         Three doses of hepatitis B

·         Two doses each of measles, mumps, rubella  **

·         Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) or a documented history of the disease from the child’s physician.

  *Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td

**Usually given as MMR




For additional information concerning Kindergarten registration, please contact the Hempfield Elementary School at 724-588-1018 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.


Please note:    Your child’s shot records must be up to date by the first day of school.  Children will not be permitted to enter if their immunizations are not complete, however we encourage you to register them.