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To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2014.

Proof of Immunization must be presented at the time of registration. Pennsylvania state law requires that all children must have the following immunizations before they may ENTER school:

  • DIPTHERIA AND TETANUS: 4 or more properly spaced doses of DTP, DtaP, Td or DT, or any combination of the three with 1 dose administered on or after the fourth birthday.
  • POLIO: 3 or more properly spaced doses of polio vaccine.
  • MEASLES (Rubeola): 2 properly spaced doses of measles vaccine (preferably MMR) with the first dose administered at 12 months or older.
  • GERMAN MEASLES (Rubella): 1 dose of rubella (preferably MMR) administered at 12 months or older.
  • MUMPS: 2 doses of mumps (preferably MMR) administered at 12 months or older.
  • HEPATITIS B: 3 properly spaced doses of hepatitis B vaccine.
  • VARICELLA (Chicken Pox): 2 doses of varicella administered at 12 months or older, laboratory evidence of the disease or signed immunity statement.

Children can not be registered for kindergarten unless they have a minimum of 1 DT, 1 polio, 1 measles, 1 German measles, 1 mumps, 1 hepatitis B, and 1 varicella or proof of immunity. Children can only enter school provisionally until they have received 4 DT’s, 3 polio, 2 measles, 1 German measles, 2 mumps, 3 hepatitis B, and 2 varicella or proof of immunity.  

NOTE:  Children who are considered to be provisional should receive additional immunizations over the summer, prior to the start of the school year.  Parents are asked to furnish proof of all immunizations at time of registration and after receiving any additional immunizations.
                                                                         
By state mandate, all kindergarten children must have a physical and dental examination. 

At registration in addtion to  bringing your student, an acceptable document should be presented stating the child's legal name and date of birth.  Acceptable documents are: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, or Affidavit of age and physician's statement.  Any deviation from the legal name must be verified by a bona fide court document authorizing the legal name change.    

Two (2) Proofs of Residency must be presented at the time of registration and recorded on the registration form. Acceptable proof of residency must be a current electric or cable television statement and proof of home ownership or lease agreement (Agreement of Sale/Lease, Property Deed, Statement of Homeowner’s Insurance), Internal Revenue Statement, Letter from Employer (if not self-employed), Bank Statement, Driver's License, Vehicle Registration Card, Voter Registration Card, Bill Receipts Showing New Address, Utility "Turn-On" Service Statement, TV Cable/Satellite Activation or Billing Statement. ALL PROOFS OF RESIDENCY MUST HAVE THE SAME ADDRESS INFORMATION.  NO PHOTOCOPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District now has a centralized location for registering students.  The Central Registration Office is located at 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Registration are accepted by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment pre-register online or call (570) 826-7111 Ext. 1172.  Appointment hours are from 9:00am – 11:45pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday.  

Pre-Registration may be done online prior to the scheduled registration dates. Then, all you have to do is bring your child and the required documents to the school during the scheduled registration session.

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