Final Pittston Area kindergarten registration is Aug. 4

For Sunday Dispatch | July 8th, 2016 11:11 am

HUGHESTOWN — The final registration of students who plan to attend kindergarten in the Pittston Area School District for the 2016-17 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St. All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31.

Parents may register in one of the following ways:

• Access the online registration site: and complete all required information by Wednesday, Aug. 3, (preferred method).

• Return a completed registration packet and copies of required documentation to the administrative office, 5 Stout St., Pittston, PA 18640, by Aug. 3. Registration packets can also be picked up at the administrative office, if necessary.

The kindergarten screening process will take place Thursday, Aug. 4. Screening hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. A parent or guardian must be present.

Each child will receive hearing and vision screening. Children will also 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: 4 doses of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (one dose administered on or after the fourth birthday); 3 doses of polio vaccine; 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine; 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); 2 doses varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or proof of disease.

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Information provided by Arthur Savokinas.