Kindergarten and Students New to WPS
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Parents of students entering kindergarten and students new to the Wichita Public Schools should bring with them the following items when they enroll:
► Birth Certificate – If a birth certificate is not available, schools will accept a hospital certificate of birth, a visa or passport, a certified transcript from another school district or a court order that shows the birth date and places the student with Social and Rehabilitation Services. Students may enter kindergarten if they will be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2018. Students may enroll in first grade if they will be six years old on or before Aug. 31, 2018.
►Proof of Address – Please bring something that verifies your home address. This could include a rental receipt, lease agreement, gas/electric bill or a mortgage payment stub. At the high school level, proof of address may only be presented in the form of a utility bill.
►Social Security Number (optional) – All students are assigned a six-digit ID number by the computer. A student's Social Security Number (SSN) may be added to the student record as a separate field of data. This information is useful to the student in tracking his or her records or for providing other government services. A SSN may be requested, but it cannot be required.
►Health Exam – A current health exam is strongly encouraged for all students. Consult your health care provider to obtain and complete a health examination. Return this information to the school nurse. Click here for more information:. Click here for the form.
This form will be kept in the student’s folder and transferred to a new Wichita Public School if they change schools.
►Immunization Requirements – Official/valid immunization documentation is required by law. The official exclusion day for non-compliance of immunizations is Wednesday, October 18. 2018. Click here for immunization information: Click here for immunization information.
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