St. Tammany Parish public schools will hold registration for 2015-16 kindergartners and first-graders this week. Prekindergarten registration will be May 27 to June 2.
Any child born before Oct. 1, 2009, will be eligible for the first grade, and any child born before Oct. 1, 2010, will be eligible for kindergarten.
Registration for kindergarten and first-grade students entering St. Tammany public schools for the first time will be held at the school the student will attend, from 9 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below:
TUESDAY: Abita Springs Elementary, Bonne Ecole Elementary, Fifth Ward Junior High, Marigny Elementary, Whispering Forest Elementary and Woodlake Elementary.
WEDNESDAY: Alton Elementary, Chahta-Ima Elementary, Florida Avenue Elementary, Lee Road Junior High, Little Pearl Elementary, Madisonville Elementary, Pontchartrain Elementary and Sixth Ward Elementary.
THURSDAY: Covington Elementary, Folsom Elementary, Mandeville Elementary, Mayfield Elementary and Riverside Elementary.
FRIDAY: Abney Early Childhood Center, Abney Elementary, Bayou Woods Elementary, Brock Elementary, Cypress Cove Elementary and Lyon Elementary.
Prekindergarten is available free for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30 and who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. For specific information about prekindergarten eligibility, call the St. Tammany Parish Public School System’s Early Childhood Office at (985) 893-3306.
Prekindergarten registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at four centralized sites. Parents and guardians may register at any of the locations, on the dates listed below:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27: Whispering Forest Elementary, 300 Spiehler Road, Slidell.
THURSDAY, MAY 28: Abney Elementary, 825 Kostmayer Ave., Slidell.
MONDAY, JUNE 1: Treen Technology Center, 2024 Livingston, Mandeville.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2: Harrison Curriculum Center, 706 W. 28th Ave., Covington.
Documents required for registration are a state-certified birth certificate or substitute; health record or immunization records; proof of residency in school district; a Social Security card, if available; and custody papers, if applicable. Prekindergarten registration also requires income verification.
For information on obtaining a birth certificate, call the Covington Annex at (985) 898-3370 or the Slidell Annex at (985) 646-4917. The annexes also can provide information on proof of residency and general registration questions.
For information on immunization requirements, 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.