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LCPS now registering students for kindergarten, Pre-K

Lenoir County Public Schools is now registering students for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Children are eligible to attend kindergarten during the coming school year if they are 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2020. Students eligible for pre-kindergarten must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31.

LCPS’s nine elementary are accepting kindergarten registration materials Monday through Thursday during the month of June.

Parents must provide a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of residency in Lenoir County such as a current utility bill, the child’s Social Security card, a photo ID of the parent or guardian, the child’s immunization records and any custody documents.

Registration procedures vary, with most schools asking parents to call for an appointment in an effort to comply with public health guidelines. Here are details by school:

Banks Elementary – Registering kindergarten students from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through June 26. Call 252-527-9470 for more information.

Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School -- Enrollment packets for incoming kindergartners or new enrollees available in a plastic container outside of the main entrance. After picking up the packet and filling out the required information, call 252-527-8591 to schedule an appointment.

La Grange Elementary – Call 252-566-4036 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Moss Hill Elementary – Call 252-569-5071 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Northeast Elementary – Call 252-527-4166 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Northwest Elementary – Registration packets available at the school from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Return the completed forms with supporting documents. Calling for an appointment (252-527-9375) is recommended.

Pink Hill Elementary – Registration packets available from a container at the building entrance. The completed packet and supporting documents can be dropped off in the black drop box at the front door. For more information, call the school at 252-568-4176.

Southeast Elementary – Call 252-527-4210 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Southwood Elementary – Open to assist parents/guardians with kindergarten registration from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through June 26.

Pre-K applications are also available at the elementary schools. Applications are also available the LCPS Pre-K office at Southeast Elementary School from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, call, (252) 527-8099. 

 State law requires that every child entering public schools in North Carolina for the first time receive a health assessment. The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. The medical provider, parent or guardian must provide a completed health assessment form to the school on or before the child’s first day of attendance. Health assessment forms are also available at schools, area doctor  offices or at the Lenoir County Health Department.

Parents whose children do not have a regular physician can get health assessments and immunizations through the Lenoir County Health Department.

A parent or guardian has 30 calendar days from the first day of attendance to present the required proof of immunization and health assessment. At the end of the 30-day period, any child without a health is prohibited from attending school until he or she has obtained the required assessment.