A child is eligible for Kindergarten in NC if he/she will be (5) five years old on or before August 31, 2018. Please contact your local elementary school to put your child's name on the upcoming kindergarten list.
At kindergarten registration children and parents will explore the kindergarten classrooms, meet teachers and administrators, make new friends, and enjoy a short ride on a school bus while learning about school bus safety. All registering children and parents are invited to have breakfast in the school cafeteria compliments of a local business.
A School Nurse will be present to discuss medication or health needs during the school day.
Items to bring to registration
- Birth certificate
- Current up to date Immunization record
- Current kindergarten health assessment (must be current within one year)
- Proof of residence
- Completed forms that were mailed to you by your school principal (if any)
Students entering Avery County Schools for the first time must be up to date with the required immunizations for North Carolina. For most children this will be the 4 year old shots.
Please visit www.immunizenc.org for a list of immunizations required for public school entry.
Any student who is not up to date with the required immunizations within 30 calendar days of the first day of school will be excluded from school until the immunizations are up to date or the proper exemption statements are in place. These are not considered to be excused absences. (NC Immunization Law General Statues of NC Chapter 130A, Article 6)
NC Kindergarten Health Assessment must be completed by a health care provider on first time admission to Kindergarten in NC. If this is not on file by the 30th calendar day of school the student will be excluded until this KHA is current.