Monday, July 9, 2012

Kindergarten Registration

Good Morning!

Yes, it's about that time! Kindergarten registration is just around the corner. This year, for the very first time, Petal Primary will be registering entering kindergarten students on a separate day from the registration of first and second grade students. We made the decision to do this for various reasons. Most importantly, we want to make sure that our entering kindergarten students and parents are provided guidance and support throughout the entire registration process. Because our school is so large, it is difficult to register almost 1,000 students on one single day. So, we are anxious to see how this will work, and we look forward to feedback from our parents.

Kindergarten registration will take place on Thursday, July 26 from 11:30-6:30. If your child attended an area preschool and if you completed the "preregistration" paperwork, we have already placed your student in a class.  This will also apply even if your child didn't attend an area preschool, but if you brought him/her to Kindergarten Roundup in April. You should receive a call from your child's kindergarten teacher prior to the actual day of registration. The teacher will answer questions you may have, explain what all you need to bring to the registration day, and listen to concerns you may have about registration, start of school, etc.
Even if your child has been "preregistered", it is still necessary to attend the Kindergarten Registration on July 26.
If your child did not attend an area preschool, it is essential that you bring him/her to Petal Primary School during the registration hours on July 26 for registration. Once you have completed the registration process, your child will be assigned to a classroom, and you can accompany him/her to meet the teacher.

For all students - those who have already "preregistered" and those who have not:

Requirements for all entering kindergarten students:
  • Children entering kindergarten for the first time must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2012. 
  • Parents must bring: 
    • Child’s Original Certified Birth Certificate 
    • Mississippi Immunization 121 Form (complete for school) 
    • Child’s Social Security Card                                                                                                 
In addition to the items listed above, parents of kindergarten students must provide residency information:

Please note that the Petal School District has updated the residency requirements. In order to proceed through any of the registration process, the residency requirements must be met first. Please see the link below for the updated residency requirements and other documents needed for registering your entering kindergarten student:. All of these forms must be completed in order to fully register your child.

Petal Primary Kindergarten Registration Forms

While this process seems overwhelming, please know that we will have personnel in place to guide you from one place to the next and to assist you with questions as needed.


 If you do not have the required documents for the updated residency requirements, we will not be able to complete the registration process until you bring the necessary documentation.

We want every kindergarten student to be able to meet his/her teacher on this day, so it is critical that every parent brings the required documentation to prove residency.

Please feel free to call the school office for further information if necessary. The number is 601-554-7244.

There is nothing better than looking into the eyes of a little kindergarten student. Their eagerness to learn is evident by the twinkle in the eyes. We are looking forward to an awesome 2012-2013 school year.

Kindergarten Jumpstart
Boys and girls are loaded into cars at the kindergarten pick-up/drop-off area.