Parents registering their children in a Florida school for the first time must have a list of things in place.
The school district requires:
n A parent or guardian accompanying a child at registration. Students who are 18 must show proof of their age.
n A birth certificate.
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n Proof of a physical examination within the past 12 months, especially for children attending a Florida school for the first time.
n A Social Security number, but it is not required.
n The parent or guardian to bring a document that shows a current address. This includes a current electric or water bill or a lease agreement.
n Proof of immunization.
n A copy of most recent report card for students entering grades 1 to 12.
Pre-kindergarten: Must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.
Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.
First grade: Must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1.
For a checklist of registration requirements, visit http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/parents/registration_requirements.html. For information, call the district at (941) 708-8770.
Immunization and physical examination
Parents or guardians must make sure their children received the proper immunization and provide a completed physical examination sheet prior to registration.
The required shots for a pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school student and a certificate of immunization are available at http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/parents/immunization_requirements.html. The certificates must be approved or updated by a health care provider.
A physical examination sheet must also be signed off by either a licensed physician, a registered nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. The form for the physical examination is available on the same Web site.
For information, call (941) 748-0747, ext. 1269.
Source: The School District of Manatee County.