Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 25, 2023
Online kindergarten registration begins February 1

The Tooele County School District starts online kindergarten registration on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. at tooeleschools.org.

To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Sept. 2, 2023, according to Utah State Code.

Before a child can start kindergarten, the school district will need an official state birth certificate, an immunization record, vision screening and proof of residence.

A copy of a state birth certificate for a child born within Utah may be obtained from the Tooele County Health Department at 151 N. Main Street, Tooele City.  A copy may also be obtained from the Utah State Division of Health at 554 S. 300 East in Salt Lake City.  

Birth certificates for a child born outside of Utah should be obtained from the state Division of Health in the state the child was born.

An immunization record showing the following immunizations, which are required by Utah law for a child entering school, is required: 5 DTaP/DTP/DT, 4 Polio (IPV), 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A and 2 Varicella (Chickenpox).

The state requires a vision screening certified by a licensed physician, optometrist, or other licensed health professional for children under the age of 7 entering school for the first time.

A utility bill, lease document with service property address, payroll stub, bank or credit card statement may be used for proof of residence.

The school district also recommends a health examination, dental examination and four doses of type B flu vaccine before registering for school.

Each child entering kindergarten must have a pre screening assessment. This assessment will be scheduled by the child’s school the first week of school.  It is important that new kindergarten students are registered so they can receive an assessment time.  

A kindergarten orientation will be held at each school in August where general kindergarten information will be shared.

To register a kindergarten student  go to www.tooeleschools.org  and click on the “NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION” widget. 

Be prepared to upload the students’ immunization record and birth certificate. Once these records are uploaded and accepted registration is complete.  

Parents that do not have access to the internet at home may complete the registration process at their students’ school on February 15 or 16 between 9 a.m. and  3 p.m.  

Before the new kindergarten student begins school, a Welcome Back packet in Skyward Family Access, opening mid-July, will need to be completed.

 

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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