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Parents Can Register Their Kids For Shelton Schools In August

Shelton Public Schools will host in-person registration for new students in August.
Shelton Public Schools will host in-person registration for new students in August. Photo Credit: www.sheltonpublicschools.org/

SHELTON, Conn. -- Parents looking to register new students in the Shelton School System can do so in person during the week of Aug. 21.

Each school will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to receive students new to the district. All parents seeking to enroll their student(s) in Shelton schools will be asked to supply a current Connecticut driver's license along with two forms of verification of local residency. Documents that will be accepted include: mortgage receipts, rental receipts or a copy of a lease, or utility bills (gas, electric, telephone, cable TV). Documents must be brought to the school at the time of registration.

Parents are asked to supply the school with the child’s official birth certificate or passport, if needed. Parents must supply the child’s immunization records. Immunizations for protection against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT), polio (OPV-IPV), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and Haemophilus Influenza type B (Hib) are required under state law for all students to enter school.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2018 and must have had a varicella vaccine. Hepatitis B vaccine series is required for all students born after January 1, 1994. A second (booster) dose of either measles or MMR is required prior to 7th grade.

Students entering 7th grade must have a completed physical with updated immunizations including Hepatitis B.

Students entering 8th grade must have completed the Hepatitis B series. Children who have not had chicken pox prior to 7th grade must have a varicella vaccine prior to entry into 7th grade.

Shelton High School freshmen must have a completed physical and updated immunizations prior to beginning their sophomore year.

Students without required immunizations and physicals will not be allowed to attend school.

Parents whose child/children have special needs are asked to call the office of Curriculum, Instruction and Support Services at (203) 924-1023 ext. 319 so that the school records can be received before the start of school.

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