It’s beginning to be that time of year again when parents start thinking about registering their child for kindergarten for the next school year. Whether you’re a first timer or you have gone through this multiple times, you may be wondering what to expect and what requirements you need to enroll your child into Kindergarten. Below is a list of things you want to make sure to bring to registration. You can find the local round up dates in the flyer below.
What to Expect for Registration - What to Bring, How to Enroll
Here is what you need to register your child for Kindergarten:
• Proof of residency – a utility bill or a copy of your lease agreement or mortgage documents. A driver's license is not accepted.
• Birth Certificate – You will need an official certified copy of your child’s birth certificate. If your child was born in Lenawee County you can obtain an official copy at the County Clerk Office. This office is located on the 2nd floor of the old courthouse at 301 N Main Street, Adrian, Michigan. A certified copy will cost $16 and additional copies are $6 each. This office only accepts cash or check. https://www.lenawee.mi.us/273/Services
If your child was not born in Lenawee County, or if you would rather order online at your convenience, you can obtain a certified birth certificate through this website: https://www.vitalchek.com/vital-records/michigan/lenawee-county-clerk An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, but all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
• Immunizations - You will need your child’s immunization records to register them for school, child care, athletic teams, and summer camps or to travel. Keeping up-to-date immunization records for your family, especially your children, is important. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/records-requirements.html
• Vision and Hearing Screening - Michigan law requires children have a vision and hearing screening before starting Kindergarten. Many of the Kindergarten Registration programs will provide these. You can also make arrangements directly with the Health Department by calling 517.264.5226.