|First Day of Pre-K is Monday, August 14, 2017
- Be 4 years of age on or before August 15.
- Live in the zoned area for the school.
- Meet requirements based on tiers: Tier 1 classification will require family to show evidence of meeting income eligibility (see bottom of page). All applicants for a Pre-K class will be asked to take part in the DIAL-3 screening (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) before a final admission decision is made.
Registration for students who will be enrolling in Voluntary Pre-K for the 2017-2018 school year will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. the week of March 27-31, 2017.
Five elementary schools have Voluntary Pre-K classes: Dickson Elementary, Oakmont Elementary, Stuart-Burns Elementary, Vanleer Elementary and White Bluff Elementary. Children must be zoned to the school in order to make application. Students are assigned to a Pre-K class based on Tier Classification (see bottom of page).
If you live in Dickson County and are unsure of the school your child is zoned to attend, you may call Transportation at (615) 740-5970.
The first day of PreK for the 2017-2018 school year is Monday, August 14, 2017.
Parents are asked to provide the following to enroll child in school.
Pre-K Registration Form
Pre‐K Formulario de Inscripcion
1. PROOF OF CHILD’S AGE, SUCH AS A BIRTH CERTIFICATE
2. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION/PHYSICAL EXAM FORM
3. COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION BY SCHOOL ENTRANCE DATE
4. THREE PROOFS OF RESIDENCE (proof of home ownership, rental agreement, driver's license, voter registration card, current utility bill, telephone bill, cable bill, etc)
Tennessee Department of Health Rule Chapter 1200-14-1-.29
Children enrolling in child care facilities, pre-school, pre-Kindergarten: Infants entering child care facilities must be up to date at the time of enrollment and are required to provide an updated certificate after completing all of the required vaccines due by 18 months of age.
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP, or DT if appropriate)
Hepatitis B (HBV) (July 2010)
Poliomyelitis (IPV or OPV)
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib): age younger than 5 years only (this requirement is resumed following suspension during a national Hib vaccine shortage 2008-2009)
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): age younger than 5 years only (July 2010)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 1 dose of each, usually given together as MMR
Varicella (Chicken Pox) 1 dose or history of disease
Hepatitis A (1 dose by 18 months of age) (July 2010)
Children with medical or religious exemption to requirements:
• Medical: Healthcare provider must indicate which specific vaccines are medically exempted (because of risk of harm) on the new form. Other vaccines remain required.
• Religious: Requires only a signed statement by the parent/guardian that vaccination conflicts with their religious tenets or practices. If documentation of a health examination is required, it must be noted by the health care provider on the immunization certificate. In that case, the provider may explain the absence of immunization information by checking that the parent has obtained a religious exemption.
|DICKSON COUNTY VOLUNTARY PRE-K PROGRAM
GUIDELINES FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Given first consideration:
Family meets income eligibility guidelines (TCA 49-6-101-110)
Required for proof: Parent 1040A or 1040.
Certified mild speech impairment, English Language Learner
Children living in a single parent home, children whose parents are military deployed into active duty, children with teen parents, children of parents with limited education, children of parents fatally wounded in active military duty, and children in permanent or long term care of grandparents
* Senate Bill 1022
Eligible typically developing four year olds zoned to school with a Voluntary Pre-K class
All applicants for a Pre-K class will be asked to take part in the DIAL-3 screening (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) before a final admission decision is made.
(a) Each LEA is authorized to and may provide for enrollment in prekindergarten programs for any at-risk child residing in the geographic area served by the LEA who is four (4) years of age, or who will become four (4) years of age, on or before August 31 for the 2013-2014 school year and on or before August 15 for all school years thereafter. Any child may enroll in a program when an insufficient number of at-risk children are enrolled to fill a specific classroom.