Wyandotte's Kindergarten Roundup Set for March 26

Wyandotte Public Schools is hosting a meeting for parents of children who will be 5 by Nov. 1.

Parents of soon-to-be-kindergartners: It’s time to think about that first day of school in September.

Wyandotte Public Schools is hosting a meet-and-greet next month for parents of incoming kindergartners.

Kindergarten roundup will take place at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. March 26 at the district's four elementary schools: Garfield, 340 Superior; Jefferson, 1515 15th; Monroe, 1501 Grove and Washington, 1440 Superior.

While there are two sessions scheduled at each building, parents only need to attend one of them.

Parents will have a chance to tour the school and meet the kindergarten teacher, as well as other staff members. Registration packets also can be picked up or turned in, if already gotten from the school.

"Kindergarten Roundup is an opportunity to learn about your child’s school for the 2013/2014 school year," the district's web site says. "There will be time to ask any questions you may have about the school and district." 

Here are the documents required at registration:

  1. Original birth certificate issued by a city, county or state entity
  2. Immunization record, including a vision check
  3. Three proofs of residency
  • One must be a current Michigan driver’s license or Michigan identification card
  • Along with two additional proofs, which could be two different utility bills, a mortgage or lease agreement, a pay stub, etc.

A new state law, however, has changed the age requirement for kindergarten. In order to enroll for the 2013-14 school year, students now must be 5 years old by Nov. 1. In years past, the deadline was Dec. 1.

Parents of a child with a birth date between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 may still request a waiver for enrollment. Waiver forms may be requested at registration and must be turned in by June 1.

Anyone with questions can call 734-759-6002.

Stephanie Keffer February 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I think it's so dumb that the cut off is nov 1st. I guess if your born in December your screwed.
KATHY SLACK February 20, 2013 at 02:24 AM
If you are born after December 1st, you were screwed anyhow, the old cut off was December 1st....so try being that kid who was born December 2,3,4 or 5th like I was back in the day. I do agree however going to Nov. 1st when I have a child turning 5 in November stinks. She's currently in the GSRP preschool. I did sign the waiver to send her to kindergarten. I got the blank stare when I asked if she would now be eligible to stay in GSRP another year? GSRP is a FOUR year old program that she started when she was THREE. She turned FOUR before the Dec. 1st cut off...... They really didn't think it all the way through for those kids that now fall after November 1st.
Stephanie Keffer February 21, 2013 at 03:56 PM
I just don't get why those born in December are being treated as "dumber" for some reason based on their birthdate. Glad my daughter was born in February but the whole thing has erked me for years because our valedictorian in high school skipped a grade so she could be placed in with kids her own "age" all because her birthday was at the end of December.


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