According to district policy, the following eligibility ages are followed:
Kindergarten - A child is eligible for entrance into kindergarten who will have attained the age of five years on or before October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought.
First Grade - A child is eligible for entrance into first grade who will have attained the age of six years on or before October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought.
On the day of registration, please present the following:
A. Medical Requirements In order to meet the registration requirements for entrance to kindergarten, all students must fulfill specific immunization and physical examination requirements mandated by law. The following medical documentation must be presented to the school nurse at the time of registration:
1. An official copy of the child’s immunizations. The dates must include the month, day,
and year your child received the vaccines. This information must be provided by the
doctor on his/her letterhead stationery or on a copy of the child’s official
immunization record from the permanent chart at the doctor’s office.
2. A copy of the child’s most recent physical.
B. Residency/Age Requirements
1. Completed Pupil Admission Form.
2. An original and one photocopy, for our records, of the birth certificate or passport.
For incoming Kindergarteners, these documents confirm that your child is currently or
will be five years of age on or before October 1 of the school year.
3. Provide two proofs of residency. The following documents are acceptable: deed to a
house, mortgage agreement, lease (with name of landlord and telephone number for
reference), tax bill, or driver’s license.
Please Note: Your child’s registration is not complete until the above requirements are met.
Additonal forms and information, including a Health Information form and emergency contact cards, must be completed at the respective school prior to the student's first day of school within the school district. For students who plan to participate in the high school athletics program, additional health forms may be required. Please visit the Athletics
section for additional information and required forms.PROOF OF RESIDENCY
is required at the time of registration. At least two items stating proof of residency are required. The following documents are accepted forms of proof of residency:
Deed to a House
Lease (with name and telephone number of landlord for reference)
For more information, please contact the Superintendent's office at 973-228-6980.
2013-2014 Kindergarten Enrichment Program for Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools