Darlington County School District announces early kindergarten registration

Darlington County School District announces early kindergarten registration
Posted on 04/27/2016
Early RegistrationDARLINGTON, S.C. – On Friday, April 29, Darlington County School District will hold early-bird registration for four-year-old kindergarten (4K) and five-year-old kindergarten (5K) for the 2016-17 school year.

Four-year-old Kindergarten
In order to register a child for 4K the child must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016. Participation is not mandated by law. Available slots are limited and preference is given to those students who meet to state income requirements.

Parents must bring the following documentation to registration:
• Proof of residence (tax notice or utility bill such as water, gas, electric or utility bill)
• Proof of income/S.C. Healthy Connection Medicaid Card (check stubs, tax documentation, Medicaid cards)
• Immunization Record
• Birth Certificate
• The following CANNOT be used for proof of residency: cellphone bills or driver’s license.

Locations for 4K Registration:
• For the Darlington area, registration will be held on April 29 at Darlington Adult Education, located at 100 Magnolia St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• For the Hartsville area, registration will be held on April 29 at Hartsville Adult Education, located at 427 W. Carolina Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• For the Society Hill area, registration will be held on April 29 at Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School, located at 508 Church St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• For the Lamar area, registration will be held on April 29 at Lamar Elementary School, located at 214 N. Darlington Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A registration slot will not be reserved for a child without documented proof of residence and proof of income.

Five-year-old Kindergarten
The five-year-old kindergarten program for the Darlington County School District is a state-mandated, award-winning program for all children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2016, in accordance with state law. This is a full-day program for all eligible students. No income or testing requirements exist for the five-year-old kindergarten program.

Parents must bring the following documentation to registration:
• Proof of residence (tax notice or utility bill such as water, gas, electric or utility bill)
• Immunization Record
• Birth Certificate
• The following CANNOT be used for proof of residency: cellphone bills or driver’s license.

Locations for 5K Registration:
• To register for five-year-old kindergarten, parents should go to the school for which they are zoned. If parents are unsure of their school zones, they can visit the school district website at www.darlington.k12.sc.us. Then Departments > Transportation > School Zone Locator.
• In the Darlington area, 5K registration will be held on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cain Elementary School, Pate Elementary School, and St. John’s Elementary School.
• In the Hartsville area, 5K registration will be held on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southside Early Childhood Center.
• For the Society Hill area, registration will be held on April 29 at Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School, located at 508 Church St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• For the Lamar area, registration will be held on April 29 at Lamar Elementary School, located at 214 N. Darlington Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A registration slot will not be reserved for a child without documented proof of residence and proof of income.