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KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Enrollment Eligibility

According to Wyoming State Law, only children who turn 5-years old on or before September 15th of the current year are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.


Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Registration & Address Verification - Spring 2017 Schedule

Each April, LCSD1 elementary schools host Kindergarten Round-Up for next year's kindergarten students and their parents. Kindergarten Round-Up provides an opportunity for parents and guardians to register their child and participate in our required annual address verification. It also allows students to visit the school they will attend. Parents/guardians will also be required to bring their pre-kindergarten child back for a 20-minute screening appointment at a later date. Parents and guardians who attend Kindergarten Round-Up will need to bring the following required documents:

  • Child's Birth Certificate (not a copy)
  • Current Immunization Record
  • Proof of Residency (Acceptable forms of verification include light/gas bills and lease agreements. Water and cable bills will not be accepted.
  • Child's Social Security Card (optional)

Please click here for a schedule of dates and times of kindergarten registration and address verification for the 2017-18 school year.

Please call 307-771-2188 if you have any questions about kindergarten enrollment and registration.


Wyoming Immunization Requirements

Wyoming Statute 21-4-309

“(a) These regulations shall apply to all pupils attending, full or part time, any public or private school or child caring facility. (b) No School Administrator or Child Caring Facility Administrator shall retain any pupil thirty (30) days after entry without official written documented proof of immunization according to the schedule published by the State Health Officer except when there are exemptions as noted in these regulations. Pupils who are exempt from immunizations shall remain in school during an appeal process unless there is a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak as defined by Section 5(c) of this Chapter. “

The following immunizations are required for kindergarten enrollment in Wyoming:
  • DT/DTaP - Five (5) valid doses are required of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccines. If a fourth (4th) dose of DTaP vaccine was administered on or after a child’s fourth (4th) birthday, and at least six (6) months has passed since the third (3rd) dose, a fifth (5th) dose is not required.
  • Polio - Three (3) or four (4) valid doses are required of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV). Children who receive three (3) doses of IPV before the fourth (4th) birthday should receive a fourth (4th) dose before or at school entry. The fourth (4th) dose is not needed if the third (3rd) dose is given on or after the fourth (4th) birthday. If all four (4) doses are given after six (6) weeks of age and are all separated by at least four (4) weeks, a fifth (5th) dose is not needed, even if the fourth (4th) dose was administered before four (4) years of age.
  • MMR - Two (2) valid doses are required of measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine. The 1st dose must have been on or after their 1st birthday and the 2nd dose at least one month after the first dose.
  • Hepatitis B - Three (3) valid doses are required of hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Varicella - Two (2) valid doses are required of varicella (or verification of disease after 1 year of age).

Please note that valid doses are those given in correct intervals as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have any questions about immunizations for new kindergarten students, please contact your school nurse or contact 307-771-2188.

If you wish to request medical or religious exemptions from mandatory school immunizations, please click here to visit our School Health Services website.
 


Bus Transportation Eligibility and Routes

LCSD1 Board policy states that an elementary school student who lives outside a 1.2 mile short-path walking distance from their neighborhood elementary school are eligible for bus transportation. Busing may also be provided for shorter distances is there is a LCSD1 Board approved "hazard" that creates a safety concern. Please contact the LCSD1 Transportation Department at 307-771-2628 to if you feel you are within a LCSD1 Board approved hazard area.

Please click here for an interactive website that displays bus stop locations, bus numbers, and bus pick up and drop off times in your area.


Kindergarten School Supplies

LCSD1 school supply lists are standardized for ALL grade levels K-6. The following list will be used for every elementary school in LCSD1:

  • 1 box of #2 pencils (24 count)
  • 2 boxes of tissue
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 box of fat washable markers (10 count)
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 2 large erasers
  • 1 backpack


Need School Supplies?

Generous donations enable school supplies to be provided throughout the school year at no cost to elementary, junior high, high school and college-bound students. If you know of a student who needs school supplies, please call LCSD1 at 307-771-2192, or contact Needs, Inc., at 307-632-4132. (Income and residency guidelines apply.)


Questions?

If you have questions about kindergarten eligibility, registration and readiness, please call 307-771-2188.

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