Kevin Booth, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, announced registration of students who plan on attending kindergarten in the Pittston Area School District for the 2020-21 school year will be held through March 18.

All students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2020.

Parents may register in two ways, by accessing the online registration site at www.pittstonarea.com and completing all required information by Wednesday, March 18, which is the preferred method, or by returning a completed registration packet and copies of required documentation to the Administrative Office, 5 Stout St., Yatesville, by Wednesday, March 18.

Registration packets can be picked up at the administrative office, if necessary.

New this year, screening appointments will be held March 23-24. When all registration paperwork is finalized, parents will be able to sign up for a screening appointment slot on Monday, March 23, or Tuesday, March 24.

Screening appointments will be available every 15 minutes between 9 and 11:45 a.m. and 1 and 2:45 p.m. at the Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown.

Scheduling will be coordinated at the central registration office.

A parent or guardian must bring the student to the primary center for their scheduled screening appointment in March. Each child will receive hearing and vision screenings. 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.

In addition, all students will be photographed and immunization history will be reviewed by the school nurse. All students registering must adhere to the school vaccination requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For information, call the district's central registration office at 570-654-2415, ext 2108.

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