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Early Registration Continues for North Lamar’s Pre-K, K and 1st Grade

School NewsGreg Higgins

Registration for students entering North Lamar ISD’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes will continue through the month of May.  Parents with students in private kindergarten whose child will be entering first grade at North Lamar in August 2015 may pre-register their child as well.

 “Early enrollment for students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year has been strong,” said Higgins Elementary Principal Claudia Pursifull.  “We want to keep the momentum and encourage parents to register their child.  It’s not too late.”

Parents may fill out the necessary paperwork at Higgins Elementary or Aaron Parker Elementary daily from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Higgins serves Early Childhood through first grade and Parker serves Head Start through fifth grade in the northern communities of Lamar County. 

Students beginning kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2015.  Parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, proof of residence in the North Lamar school district, and custody papers, if applicable, at the time of registration.

Pre-kindergarten students must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2015.   Parents will need to bring verification of family income and be aware that their child must have midday transportation.  Other criteria includes: unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or from a family whose income qualifies the child to receive free or reduced lunches; or homeless; or be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United State who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or if the child has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing.

For more information on pre-k, kindergarten or first grade registration at North Lamar, call Higgins Elementary at 903.737.2081 or Parker Elementary at 903.732.3066.  Head Start inquiries may contact Parker Elementary or the Lamar County Head Start Office at 903.737.7469.