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Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registrations & Parent Orientations

Registration of children who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2017 is scheduled in the Fox Chapel Area schools during the months of February and March. Orientation meetings to acquaint parents with the kindergarten program and registration process are scheduled during February.

Children must be five years of age on or before September 1 to be admitted to kindergarten and age six by September 1 for first grade in the 2017-2018 school year. A certificate of birth date, immunization records, two proofs of residency, and a photo ID must be presented for registration. A child will not be officially registered in the school until all of these items are presented.

According to Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations, children must be immunized with the following before being admitted to kindergarten:

• Diphtheria and Tetanus (4 doses, including 1 after the child’s fourth birthday);

• Polio – OPV or IPV (3 doses);

• Measles and Mumps on or after the child’s first birthday (2 doses);

• Rubella on or after the child’s first birthday (1 dose);

• Hepatitis B (3 doses); and

• Varicella (chicken pox) immunity, either from vaccination (2 doses on or after the child’s first birthday) or history of disease (written statement from physician indicating year and month of disease or laboratory testing).

Persons having medical or religious objections to these immunizations should contact the school nurse.

The schedule for new kindergarten parent orientation meetings and kindergarten registration is as follows:

Fairview Elementary School*

Parent Orientation Meeting: February 22, 2017 – Fairview Elementary School Library – 6 p.m.

Registration: February 28, 2017 – Fairview Elementary School Lobby – 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

The school is located at 738 Dorseyville Road in Indiana Township. The phone number is 412/963-9315.

Hartwood Elementary School*

Parent Orientation Meeting: February 22, 2017 – Hartwood Elementary School Library – 6 p.m.

Registration: March 2, 2017 – Hartwood Elementary School Entryway – 8-11 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m.

The school is located at 3730 Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township. The phone number is 412/767-5396.

Kerr Elementary School*

Parent Orientation Meeting: February 8, 2017 – Kerr Elementary School Multipurpose Room – 6 p.m.

Registration: February 27, 2017 – Sharpsburg Community Library – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & March 1, 2017 – Kerr Elementary School Conference Room – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The school is located at 341 Kittanning Pike in O’Hara Township. The phone number is 412/781-4105. The Sharpsburg Community Library is located at 1212 Main Street in Sharpsburg.

O’Hara Elementary School*

Parent Orientation Meeting: February 21, 2017 – O’Hara Elementary School Auditorium – 6 p.m.

Registration: March 1, 2017 – O’Hara Elementary School Commons Area – 8:30 a.m.-12 noon & 1-3:30 p.m.

The school is located at 115 Cabin Lane in O’Hara Township. The phone number is 412/963-0333.

*Additionally, districtwide registration sessions for ALL elementary schools will also be held in February and March. Registration for all incoming kindergartners will be held February 27, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Community Library. Registration for all incoming kindergartners at all schools will also be held March 1, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. at O’Hara Elementary School.

All parents are urged to attend the scheduled orientation session at their child’s prospective school. Parents who are unable to attend the orientation session or registration session for any reason should contact the building principal to make alternate arrangements. Incoming kindergarten families are also encouraged to sign up for the elementary Story Times hosted by each school. They are also encouraged to sign up for winter or spring Creativity and Literacy Program class sessions by calling 412/696-1400 or by visiting clp.fcasd.edu.

All of the elementary schools in the district will hold an orientation for incoming kindergarten students prior to the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

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