PRE-SCHOOL ROUND-UP: Pre-school round up will be held prior to the new school year for children registering for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. No child shall be registered at pre-school round up without the following documents: birth certificate, certified copy of immunization record (State of Louisiana Universal Certificate of Immunization preferred), Social Security card if available, and verification of residence.
FIRST GRADE: As a prerequisite to enrolling in the first grade, parents/guardians must present to school officials evidence of the child having attended at least a full-day public or private kindergarten for a full school year or evidence of the child satisfactorily passing academic readiness screening administered by the School System prior to the time of enrollment. Also, parents or guardians must present to school officials satisfactory evidence that at least one of the child’s parents or guardians has completed a parent orientation course conducted by a parish or city school board; however, no child will be denied entry into school because a parent or guardian has not attended an orientation session.
HOMELESS STUDENTS or UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH: Homeless and unaccompanied youth will be enrolled according to McKinney-Vento requirements and will be referred to Robin Davis, Tangipahoa Parish School System Homeless Liaison, in order to identify services needed. Because homeless status can be claimed to avoid enrollment at a school otherwise zoned for the student’s domicile, the parent or custodial relative (or other person with custody of the student claiming homeless status) shall execute and submit a sworn affidavit on a form provided by the School System attesting to the student’s homeless status within 15 days of enrollment. An affidavit shall also be executed and submitted on a form provided by the School System by the person or facility providing shelter for the homeless student. Affidavit forms will be provided by the principal or the principal’s designee to the student claiming homeless status upon enrollment of the student. Executed affidavits may be submitted to the principal of the school or to Lionel Jackson at the School System Central Office, 59656 Puleston Road, Amite 70422.
SCHOOL EMPLOYEES’ CHILDREN: Regardless of domicile within or without the school district, children of school administrators, teachers and other faculty members, non-instructional support personnel and other personnel assigned to a particular school shall be permitted to attend the school to which their parent is assigned and schools within said school’s feeder pattern. Transportation shall be provided by the school employee or the student at no cost to the school district.