Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
On-going at CG Credle Elementary
please come to our front office to register
Kindergarten age child will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016
Pre-Kindergarten age child will be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2016
Plan to register your child at the school within your attendance zone according to the following schedule. If you are uncertain which school your child should attend, please contact the GCS Transportation Department at 919-693-6412.
Your Child Does Not Need To Attend Registration.
Things you are required to provide when registering your child:
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE
- PROOF OF ADDRESS/RESIDENCE
- IMMUNIZATION RECORD
- PHOTO ID FOR PARENT/GUARDIAN REGISTERING CHILD
The following items will be accepted for proof of residence:
- Electric Bill
- Gas bill
- Water Bill
- Rental/Lease/ Mortgage Agreement signed by the child's parents/guardian and owner of property. Item must have a current date.
- Proof of residence form - signed by authorized GCS Personnel
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CELL PHONE, CABLE, DIRECT TV OR DISH NETWORK BILLS
Immunizations Required by North Carolina State Law
According to North Carolina state law, all children entering public or private schools in North Carolina must present documented evidence of having received the following immunizations:
5 DTP, DTaP, or DT doses (If 4th dose is after 4th birthday, 5th dose is not required; DT requires medical exemption.)
4 POLIO VACCINE doses (If 3rd dose is after 4th birthday, 4th dose is not required.)
1-4 Hib doses (Series complete if at least 1 dose given on/after 15 months and before 5 years of age; not required after age 5.)
3 Hep B doses (Children born on or after July 1, 1994 are required to have 3 doses.)
2 Measles doses (at least 30 days apart; 1st dose on/after 12 months of age)
2 Mumps doses (One dose on or after 12 months of age and before age 16 months and a second dose before enrolling in school for the first time.)
1 Rubella dose (on/after 12 months of age)
1 Varicella dose (chickenpox) (on/after 12 months of age and before 19 months for children born on/after April 1, 2001) However, an individual with laboratory tests showing immunity or a history of chickenpox documented by a health care provider, parent, guardian or person in loco parents shall not be required to receive varicella vaccine.
All students are required by state law to have a physical examination within 12 months prior to the beginning of school. A Kindergarten Health Assessment is available at the school. The Kindergarten Health Assessment must be completed before the child enters kindergarten. Any student who has not attended a NC Public School needs to complete a Health Assessment.
Children must be five (5) years old by August 31 to enroll in public school kindergarten. The only exception to this is NC state legislation enacted in 1997 which allows gifted 4-year-old children who meet state and local criteria to enroll in public school kindergartens. Entering first graders must be six (6) years old by August 31. Ages must be verified by the child's birth certificate.
Is my child ready for school..............................?
Some helpful information and checklists for Parents
SCHOOL READINESS SURVEY
Not sure if your child is ready to tackle the world of kindergarten? Our Kindergarten Readiness Checklist will give you an idea on what areas your child is doing well in, and where they may need some extra attention. It's a good idea to do the checklist then work with your child in the areas they need extra help. In a few weeks, do the checklist again to see how much your child has improved.
Read the questions and answer then either Yes, or Not Yet.
Fine Motor Skills
1. Puts a 10 to 12 piece puzzle together
2. Holds scissors correctly
3. Holds a pencil or crayon properly
Gross Motor Skills
1. Runs, jumps and skips
2. Walks Backward
3. Walks up and down stairs
1. Uses words instead of being physical when angry
2. Speaks clearly so an adult can understand him/her
3. Plays with other children
4. Follows simple directions
5. Expresses feelings and needs
Before The First Day For The Children
Your child should know the following personal information before leaving for school:
-Emergency contact person's name
If your child does not know this information, write it down and put it inside a lunchbox, pocket or backpack. For safety, do not place this information on the outside of your child's clothing.
Do a "practice" walk to the bus stop. Point out landmarks along the way. This is a good time to talk about safety issues.
Take your child for a visit to the school. If you are planning to drop off and pick up your child, practice this procedure. Introduce your child to the teacher. Walk around the school. Find the cafeteria, classroom, computer rooms, playground, etc. Try to arrange a tour of the school building or check if one will be given at kindergarten registration.
USE PUBLIC RESTROOMS
Many children don't have a great deal of experience using a public restroom. Give your child opportunities to use restrooms in public places. Talk about health and safety issues such as: how to check if the stall is clean enough to use, how to wash hands, etc. This enables your child to feel more comfortable with using the restroom at school.
Additional Things to Consider.......
HEALTH & SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
In addition to school registration and health care appointments, there are several health and safety issues to be considered. As you get your child ready to enter school, consider the following health and safety recommendations.
SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
If your child has special health care needs such as asthma, food allergies or diabetes, teachers and school nurses should know about them and be able to help in emergencies. Your child's health care provider will need to complete a Medication Authorization Form for all medications that your child needs to take while in school. If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes, you will want to develop an action plan or individual health plan of care with your child's primary health care provider and the school nurse to make certain everyone knows what actions to take when your child is at school. If your child has special dietary requirements, your child's health care provider will need to provide the school with a medical prescription for the special diet and dietary precautions. Please talk with your child's teacher and other school staff about your child's special health care needs and the school health plan of care for your child.
An overfilled backpack can strain muscles and cause pain in the shoulders and back and can affect your child's posture. A loaded backpack should weigh no more than five pounds. Shoulder straps should be wide and padded. Children should always use both straps.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
It is helpful for parents to introduce themselves to the bus driver and discuss appropriate behavior on the bus. Choosing a buddy to sit with each day may cut down on negative behavior. Parents are encouraged to talk with their child about their experiences riding the school bus.
NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast provides fuel necessary for a child's brain and makes learning easier. High protein, low sugar breakfast foods such as whole grain cereals, yogurt, fruit, or peanut butter and jelly are good choices for your child. More and more children are becoming overweight. The extra pounds affect your child's health, activity, and self esteem. Review the school lunch menus with your children and help them make healthy low fat, low sugar choices. Or, you may wish to send healthy food choices from home for your children. Snacks are also an important source of needed nutrition for children. Beginning this year, NC law does not allow high sugar non-nutrient candy and soda in kindergarten and elementary school vending machines. Physical education will be part of your child's school day. Parents can support a healthy and active lifestyle by spending additional time each day in physical activities they and their child can enjoy together.
The North Carolina 2005 Calibrated K-5 Dental Assessment showed that 42 percent of children already had tooth decay by the time they entered elementary school. More than one in every five kindergarten children had untreated decay. Six out of every ten children in North Carolina are expected to be affected by dental disease by the age of 17 years old. Brushing, flossing, cutting down on sugary snacks and getting regular dental care are the best ways to prevent dental disease. Parents are encouraged to practice these behaviors too.
Many school age children do not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep makes it harder for children to pay attention in class and to learn. Children 5-9 years of age need at least 10 to11 hours of sleep each night. Parents can establish a routine bedtime with a relaxation time before lights are turned out.
KNOW THEIR FRIENDS
Friendships are an important part of school success. Children who feel good about themselves and have positive relationships with friends are more likely to enjoy school and work hard there. You can help by getting to know your child's friends and their parents and by noticing how your child interacts with others. This critical information will help you look out for risky behaviors and will give you the chance to address troubling situations before they get out of hand.