St. Tammany Parish public schools will open Thursday, Aug. 7. Registration for all students entering the school system for the first time will be held at the school the student will attend.

Students changing schools within the parish must first obtain an assignment letter from a Child Welfare and Attendance Office at 406 E. Boston St., Covington or 980 Ninth St., Slidell.

Any child born before October 1, 2008, will be eligible for first grade, and any child born before October 1, 2009, will be eligible for kindergarten.

For information about pre-kindergarten eligibility, call the St. Tammany Parish Pre-Kindergarten Office at (985) 898-3306. Families that do not meet income eligibility may be charged $500 tuition per month to attend prekindergarten.

Documents required for registration are a state-certified birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, proof of residency, records from previous school and LEAP results for in-state transfers, and an assignment letter and custody papers if applicable.

For information about obtaining a birth certificate, call the St. Tammany Parish School Board Annex in Covington, (985) 898-3370; or Slidell, (985) 646.4917.

For immunization information, call the Slidell St. Tammany Community Health Center at (985) 607-0400, the Covington Community Wellness Center at (985) 871-6030 or the Greater New Orleans Immunization Network Mobile Unit at (504) 733-3268.

Registration times and places are:

9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 30

Abita Springs Elementary, Abney Early Childhood Center, Abney Elementary, Bonne Ecole Elementary, Boyet Junior High, Covington Elementary, Creekside Junior High, Cypress Cove Elementary, Fifth Ward Junior High, Florida Avenue Elementary, Folsom Elementary, Folsom Junior High, Fontainebleau Junior High, Lake Harbor Middle, Lancaster Elementary, Lee Road Junior High, Little Oak Middle, Little Pearl Elementary, Lyon Elementary, Magnolia Trace Elementary, Mandeville Elementary, Mandeville High, Mandeville Junior High, Mandeville Middle, Marigny Elementary, Mayfield Elementary, Monteleone Junior High, Northshore High (first registration), Pine View Middle, Pitcher Junior High, Pontchartrain Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Salmen High (first registration), Slidell High (first registration), Tchefuncte Middle and Whispering Forest Elementary

9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 31

Abita Springs Middle, Alton Elementary, Bayou Lacombe Middle, Carolyn Park Middle, Chahta-Ima Elementary, Covington High, Fontainebleau High, Honey Island Elementary, Madisonville Elementary, Madisonville Junior High, Northshore High (second registration), Pearl River High, Salmen High (second registration), Slidell High (second registration), St. Tammany Junior High and Woodlake Elementary

9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 1

Bayou Woods Elementary, Brock Elementary, Clearwood Junior High, Lakeshore High, Sixth Ward Elementary and Slidell Junior High.