Cannelton to register students today, Tuesday

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CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton elementary students will be from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. today and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Registration will be at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for grades prekindergarten through fifth grade.
The back-to-school Kid’s Fest will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cannelton Community Center.
A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register. All registering families must fill out a state textbook application form. The first full day of school will school will be Tuesday, Aug. 2 and preschool will begin Monday, Aug. 8
Payment of books and fees is expected at time of registration. The following information will be needed for registration of new students: parent-guardian employee numbers; at least three valid emergency contacts with working phone numbers; current health-immunization records; birth certificates (not hospital certificates) and pervious school’s address and phone number.
All upcoming pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students must register, even if students pre-registered in the spring, before the first day of school. All pre-kindergarten and kindergartners must have birth certificates and health and immunization records.
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2011, to be eligible to enter school. All kindergartners and any new first graders must be complete or on schedule with Hepatitis B shots and should have received their second MMRs before they enter school.
Listed below are the new minimum immunization requirements for school entry from the state department of health:
Pre-kindergarten – four doses of DTAP, three doses of OPV, three doses of Hepatitis B, two doses of chicken pox and one dose of MMR.
Kindergarten – five doses of DTAP, four doses of IPV or OPV, three doses of Hepatitis B, two doses of chicken pox and two doses of MMR.
Book fees for this year are:
Pre-kindergarten … no charge
Kindergarten … $54.60
First grade … $103.65
Second grade … $96.90
Third grade … $85.50
Fourth grade … $65.60
Fifth grade … $54.10