Enrollment

Important Notice for All Enrollments

Due to budgetary concerns and class size considerations, your child(ren) may not necessarily attend your home school. Decisions regarding where your child(ren) will attend will be made as soon as possible and be based upon seat availability. Transportation to and from school will be provided at district expense.

Student Transfers

As per Board Policy # 5112, a new resident child who has attended a public or private school may be placed at the grade level, other than kindergarten or first grade, recommended by the previous school.

If it becomes necessary to transfer a child to another school, the parent/guardian must obtain a transfer card from the secretary of the school at which the child is currently enrolled. Please be sure that the health information requested is completed. When the child is registered at the new school, a release form must be completed and sent to the previous school. This process permits the child’s records to be forwarded.

To transfer a new resident child to Howell Township Public Schools for the current school year:

  1. Complete the general registration instructions at this link: General Student Registration Instructions
  2. Contact the main office of your child's home school with any questions.

Eligibility of Non-Resident Pupils

The Board of Education will admit children of school age who reside in this district and will admit other children in accordance with law and this policy. The Board reserves the right to verify the residency or anticipated residency of any person who claims eligibility for enrollment.

Preschool Entrance

For Integrated Preschool, please see the information on this page: Integrated Preschool Registration.

For Preschool Disabled Program, please see the information on this page: Preschool Disabled Program.

Kindergarten Entrance

Kindergarten registration for the next school year is open during the month of January and notice of this registration period will be posted to the district website. Parents/guardians registering a kindergarten student for the next school year should use the "2014-5 Kindergarten Students" link below. Contact the main office of your child's home school for any special instructions. A child must be five years of age on or before October 1st of that year to be eligible to enter Kindergarten for the current school year.

Transfer Students: Parents/guardians transferring a student to kindergarten for the current school year should follow these instructions: General Student Registration Instructions.

2014-15 Kindergarten Students: Parents/guardians registering a new student for the 2014-15 school year should follow these instructions: 2014-15 Kindergarten Registration Instructions.


Entrance Requirements:

  1. Certified Birth Certificate with raised seal and a copy of the certificate.
  2. Two proofs of residency
  3. Proof of Recent Physical Exam
  4. Health Record to include:
    1. DTP, 4 doses required, with one dose after the fourth birthday or any five (5) doses
    2. Poliovirus Vaccine – minimum of three (3) doses required, provided one dose is given on or after the fourth birthday or any four (4) doses.
    3. Measles Virus Vaccine, 2 doses, on or after 1st birthday
    4. Rubella Vaccine, given on or after 1st birthday
    5. Mumps Vaccine, given on or after 1st birthday
    6. Mantoux (TB) Test or IGRA blood test (recommended but not required - see Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten)
    7. Hepatitis B – must have three (3) doses prior to school entrance.
    8. Varicella (Chickenpox) – (1) dose required, given on or after first birthday
    9. Dates of illnesses, serious accidents, and/or surgery

Orientation: April and May, This is informational, informal, and an enjoyable introduction to the school for the youngster. Parents and students are urged to attend.

First Grade Entrance

A child is eligible for entrance into first grade if he/she attains the age of six on or before October 1st of the year in which he/she applies for entrance.

General registration instructions for first grade:

  1. Complete the general registration instructions at this link: General Student Registration Instructions
  2. Contact the main office of your child's home school with any questions.

Sixth Grade Entrance

Requirements:

  1. Meningococcal vaccine: One (1) dose for all students born on or after January 1, 1997, entering or attending grade six, and upon turning 11 years of age.
  2. Tdap: All students born on or after January 1, 1997, and entering sixth (6th) grade. One dose after 10th birthday. A child is not required to have a Tdap dose until five years after the last DTP/DTap or Td dose.


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