Registration for kindergarten in West Deptford may not be until April, but parents will need to make their appointments to enroll their child very soon.
Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m., parents can call the West Deptford School District's curriculum office at 856-848-4300, ext. 3214 to make an appointment to register their child for kindergarten at any of the three elementary schools.
Registration for new kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year will take place on April 9, 10 and 11. However, parents must make an appointment in advance to register their child on one of those days.
After making an appointment for registration, parents will be mailed a packet with all of the information about the registration process. All of the forms in the packet must be completed before attending the registration. Parents must also bring their child to registration, as their child will have to undergo the kindergarten screening process at that time. Children must be 5 years old prior to Oct. 1, 2013, to attend kindergarten in the 2013-14 school year.
In addition to registration, there will be a kindergarten orientation for parents and guardians of incoming students on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Green-Fields Elementary School. The school district advises parents to attend the orientation.
Appointments can be made up until March 28. For more information on kindergarten registration, call the curriculum office any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the school district's website.