Canfield schools to begin registration

Staff report


The Canfield Local School District is announcing kindergarten registration for students residing in the district for the 2018-19 school year. Two sessions will take place: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at C.H. Campbell Elementary School, 300 Moreland Drive, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at Hilltop Elementary School, 400 Hilltop Blvd. Parents are asked to register at the school that the student will attend.

New students in grades one through four are welcome to register at this time as well.

Students who currently are attending kindergarten at Canfield do not need to register for first grade. General regulations for these students are as follows: the child must be a resident of the Canfield Local School District; children entering kindergarten must have attained the age of 5 on or before Aug. 1; children entering first grade must have attained the age of 6 on or before Aug. 1 and must have completed a successful year in kindergarten; the child’s original birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration; the child’s original Social Security card must be presented at the time of registration; proof of residence must be presented at the time of registration, that is, a driver’s license and one of the following: purchase agreement for home, rental agreement for an apartment, or gas or electric bill with residential address; divorce decree and/or proof of custody (if applicable) must be presented at the time of registration; the immunization record of the student must be presented to register the student for kindergarten, and the record must be from a physician’s office or a health clinic.

Required immunizations do not need to be completed by registration, but must be presented.

The Canfield Local School District follows the requirements of Ohio law and the Ohio Department of Health. Pupils to be admitted to an elementary school must have written evidence that they have received the following immunizations before entering school in the fall: four or more of DTaP or DT, or any combination (if all four doses were given before the fourth birthday, a fifth dose is required); three or more doses of IPV, the final dose must be administered on or after the fourth birthday regardless of the number of previous doses; two doses MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, the first dose must be received on or after the first birthday, three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine given at the appropriate intervals with the last dose in the series not administered before age 24 weeks; two doses of varicella vaccine (chicken pox), dose one must be administered prior to entry (first day of school).

If the child has not been immunized against any of the above mentioned diseases because of a physician’s recommendation, or because of religious objections, the school must have a signed statement to that effect, which must be renewed each school year.

The Canfield Local School District also is conducting its Intensive Awareness campaign, asking anyone in the district who is aware of or suspects they have a handicapped child to contact John Vitto, Director of Special Services, at 330-533-6219.

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