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Kindergarten Registration

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are excited to share that Kindergarten registration will take place on Friday, March 16 and the week of March 19, 2018. The child being registered must accompany you to the registration to have hearing, vision, speech and readiness skills screenings done. Registrations for NEW first grade learners will also occur at this time.

The South Western School Board’s policy for the cut-off date for entrance to kindergarten and first grade dictates that children must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2018, to a end kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. This also affects the cut-off date for entry into first grade. Learners need to turn 6 on or before September 1, 2018. No exceptons will be made for the age requirement.

Information about kindergarten registration can be accessed through the district’s website: (link to kindergarten registration). At the registration, parents must present the following:

  • proof of residency with either a statement of settlement/occupancy permit, or lease agreement, driver’s license with current address, or a current utility bill
  • child’s birth certificate and/or a notarized statement or baptismal certificate showing the date of birth
  • immunization record 


The school health laws of Pennsylvania require that all students be completely immunized against the following diseases (minimum dosage requirements):  Diphtheria-Tetanus (4) 4th dose given on or after the fourth birthday, Poliomyelitis (3), Hepatitis (3), Measles (2), Mumps (2), Rubella (1) and Varicella (Chickenpox-2). A complete written record stating the day, month and year of the child’s immunization must be presented before children are allowed to enter school.

Please call one of our elementary schools beginning in January and before March 6, 2018,, to schedule an appointment to register your child for kindergarten or first grade. All appointments must be scheduled in advance due to the high number of tightly scheduled appointments. Registration dates and locations are below:




Registration Time

West Manheim (717-633-4890)
West Manheim (717-633-4870)
Park Hills (717-633-4880)
Baresville (717-633-4870)
Baresville (717-633-4870)

March 16, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 20, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 22, 2018
March 23, 2018
(Over-flow day)

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Your attention to and cooperation with the procedures above, to register your child for entrance into kindergarten, is most appreciated. Please pass on this information to other parents you know who should be registering their child for
kindergarten or first grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you.



Dr. Mary Kay Kelly 

Elementary Supervisor/Principal

Ten social skills targeted to be necessary for student success in school:

  • Listen to others
  • Follow the steps
  • Follow the rules
  • Pay attention to your work
  • Ask for help
  • Take turns when you talk
  • Get along with others
  • Stay calm with others
  • Do the right thing
  • Do nice things for others

Downloadable Forms:

Health History

Health Histroy - Español

Home Language Survey

Home Language Survey - Espaņol

Kindergarten - Transportion

Kindergarten - Transportion - Español

Parental Residency Statement

Parental Residency Statement - Español


Registration-Withdrawal-Transfer - Español

Verification of Wage Tax

All forms require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Click on the link below to download the reader.

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