Kindergarten registration

Defiance City School District is offering kindergarten registration from March 2-April 2 for children entering classes in the fall. Shown are kindergarten students Manuel Robles and Alexander Rocha celebrating the 100th day of school.

Kindergarten registration for children entering Defiance City Schools next fall will begin March 2 and run through April 10. To register your child for kindergarten, parents need to call the school office at 419-785-2260 and select the K-2 building. Parents will select a screening date and time during their registration call.

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30. The actual screening of incoming students will take place during the week of April 13-16. Defiance City Schools will offer an evening screening opportunity for working parents.

The evening appointments will be on April 14. All other screenings will take place during the school day from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Children will be screened for hearing, vision, speech and language concerns. Children also will be given an academic assessment, as well as a play-based assessment.

Defiance City Schools offers two kindergarten-aged programs — an early-five program (KinderStart) and regular kindergarten. Both are all-day, every-day programs. After each child’s screening, a team of academic professionals will meet and gather their findings. A recommendation then will be made to parents regarding placement for their child.

Important papers for parents to begin collecting for the screening appointment include a valid birth certificate, immunization records, a Social Security number, proof of residency and any applicable custody papers. All of this information must be collected before the child can being kindergarten in the fall.

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