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Kershaw County School District’s Kindergarten Round-Up Feb. 20

February 7, 2019

Kershaw County School District’s Kindergarten Round-Up Feb. 20

Kindergarten Round-Up The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is expanding its four-year-old kindergarten (4K) program to full day and making it available districtwide to any interested student. Families of four-year-old and five-year-olds kindergartners for the 2019-20 school year should attend the district’s Kindergarten Round-Up Day on Feb. 20.

“In the past, our four-year-old kindergarten program was limited to either morning or afternoon sessions, was only housed at certain elementary schools and primarily served at-risk students,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “We know how critical the early years are for our young learners so we are excited to open up this opportunity for all four-year-olds to attend full day.”

Robbins explained that some students will qualify to attend 4K free of charge based on family income levels or academic needs. Other four-year-olds will be able to attend for $60 a week.

Kindergarten Super Hero (copyright ShutterStock - rights paid)  “Our four-year-old kindergarten classes will be staffed with certified teachers and in most cases, allow younger siblings to attend the same school as their older brothers and sisters, making it easier for families,” Robbins said. “The four-year-olds will also be able to participate in afterschool programs.”

The superintendent said that the KCSD’s Round-Up Day helps the district determine the number of students to be served at each school next year. “This gives us time to hire teachers and make sure we have adequate space so it is really important that all families of kindergarten students participate.”

Students who will be four on or before September 1, 2019, and their families should attend the Kindergarten Round-Up at the KCSD District Office (2029 W. DeKalb Street, Camden) on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. These students will be tested for eligibility with acceptance letters sent in May.

Kindergarten Super Hero (copyright ShutterStock - rights paid) Families of students who will be five on or before September 1, 2019, should attend the Kindergarten Round-Up at their local school on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Students currently enrolled in KCSD’s four-year-old program do not need to attend.

Families of four-year-olds and five-year-olds should complete online paperwork at www.kcsdschools.net/roundup to save time on the Round-Up Day.

Families of both four-year-olds and five-year-olds should bring the child’s birth certificate, certificate of immunization and parent’s S.C Driver’s license or photo ID with the current and correct address with them to the Round-Up Day.

Other items that can be brought to Round-Up Day include a current and correct address on a tax document, a check stub with the current and correct address and a mortgage or lease agreement or legally notarized documentation from a landlord verifying current address. If these three items are not supplied on Round-Up Day, families must provide them by the summer Registration Day.

For more information, visit www.kcsdschools.net/roundup or contact KCSD Early Childhood Coordinator Pam Whitehead at pamela.whitehead@kcsdschools.net or 432-8416 ext. 1668.

Mary Anne Byrd
maryanne.byrd@kcsdschools.net
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