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Kingsport City Schools Pre-K Screenings and Kindergarten Registration to be Held for 2017-2018 School Year

Published March 8, 2017 at 3 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Kingsport City Schools will hold Pre-Kindergarten Screenings (not registration) for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, March 23, 2017 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., located at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Ft. Henry Drive, Kingsport.

Only Kingsport residents with children four (4) years of age on or before August 15, 2017 are eligible for Pre-Kindergarten screenings.

Parents/guardians must bring the following with their child to be screened:

  • Original Birth Certificate (not a mother’s copy);
  • Child's Social Security Card;
  • Proof of up-to-date Tennessee State Immunization with confirmation of medical examination;
  • Proof of Residency Verification (mortgage statement, formal rental lease, property tax receipt or most recent water/electric bill);
  • Proof of Family Income for Pre-K only (income tax form [last year's 1040A,1040 or W-2], letters from the Dept. of Human Services verifying income, Food Stamp status number, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families/Families First/Transitional Families First case number, Pay Stubs, Child Support status verified, Unemployment Compensation, Supplemental Security Income verification or Employer Letter verifying pay).

Children will not be screened until all of the documentation listed above is provided. Pre-K classes are offered Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Classes follow the Kingsport City Schools calendar, but please note that transportation is not provided. Current Pre-K locations (subject to change) include Palmer Early Learning Center, Johnson Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary.

For more information on Pre-K Screenings, please contact the Palmer Early Learning Center at (423) 378.2160 or click  the “Registration” icon found on the homepage at k12k.com.

Kingsport City Schools will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at all Kingsport City Elementary Schools throughout Kingsport.

Only Kingsport residents with children five (5) years of age on or before August 15, 2017 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents/guardians must register at the school zoned for their residence; only parents or legal guardians may complete student registration documentation.

Parents/guardians must bring the following with their child to be screened:

  • Original Birth Certificate (not a mother’s copy);
  • Child's Social Security Card;
  • Proof of up-to-date Tennessee State Immunization with confirmation of medical examination;
  • Proof of Residency Verification (mortgage statement, formal rental lease, property tax receipt or most recent water/electric bill).

Children will not be allowed to attend school until all of the documentation listed above is provided. To learn the school for which your child is zoned, please refer to the Kingsport Street Directory listed under the “Registration” icon found on the homepage at k12k.com.

For more information on Kindergarten Registration or Zoning, please contact Kingsport City Schools Administrative Support Center at (423) 378.2100.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,500 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

For more information on KCS, visit k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).

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