Kindergarten registration opens

March 01, 2009

Registration for new pupils or those entering public school kindergarten in August 2009 will be accepted at Howard County public elementary schools between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. tomorrow through Friday, and at other times determined by individual schools.

Kindergarten is mandatory in Maryland. State law requires that children entering kindergarten in the fall must be 5 on or before Sept. 1. Children entering first grade must be 6 by the same date.

Parents or legal guardians should register their children at the school serving the address where the family lives. To find the appropriate school, call 410-313-6682 or check the school locater at www.hcpss.org.

Parents of children born outside of the United States or for whom English is not the primary language spoken in the home should contact the Office of International Student Services at 410-313-7101 to register.

Immunization and health forms, which are required, will be available at each school at the time of registration.

Information: 410-313-6682.

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