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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration Open at North Lamar

School NewsGreg Higgins
Higgins Elementary Principal Claudia Pursifull, left, and Secretary Melissa Harris, center, assist Cassidy Emeyabbi as she pre-registers her youngest child for next year’s kindergarten class.

Higgins Elementary Principal Claudia Pursifull, left, and Secretary Melissa Harris, center, assist Cassidy Emeyabbi as she pre-registers her youngest child for next year’s kindergarten class.

North Lamar ISD’s Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration is now underway.  Parents of students who will be entering W. L. Higgins Elementary or Aaron Parker Elementary in the fall of 2016 may begin filling out the necessary paperwork at each campus from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Pre-registration will go through April 15.

Parents registering their pre-k child at Higgins will need to bring verification of family income and be aware that their child must have midday transportation. The child must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2016, and meet the following list of criteria: 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.

Student registering for kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2016.  Parents are reminded to bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and social security card.  If applicable, proof of residence in the North Lamar school district and custody papers will be needed.

Higgins Elementary serves Early Childhood through first grade and Parker Elementary serves Head Start through fifth grade. 

For more information on pre-k or kindergarten 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.