Kevin Booth, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, has announced that final registration of students who plan on attending kindergarten in the district for the 2019-20 school year will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Martin F. Quinn Pittston Area Primary Center. All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31.
Access the registration site at www.pittstonarea.com and complete all required information by Aug. 13 (preferred method). Parents also can return a completed registration packet and copies of required documentation to the administrative office, 5 Stout St., Pittston, by Tuesday, Aug. 13. Registration packets also can be picked up at the administrative office if necessary.
The kindergarten screening process will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at the Martin F. Quinn Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. A parent or guardian must bring the student to the primary center. Each child will receive hearing and vision screening. Children also will receive a reading readiness assessment, which is an assessment of pre-reading skills, consisting of two parts: identifying letters of the alphabet and phonemic awareness assessment. Lastly, immunization history will be reviewed. The following immunizations are required: four doses of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (one dose administered on or after the fourth birthday); three doses of polio vaccine; three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; two doses of measles, mumps and rubella; two doses varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or proof of the disease.
Call the administrative office at 570-654-2415, ext. 2108 for information.