Kevin Booth, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, announced Pittston Area will hold kindergarten screening from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 27, at the Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. Students will be screened alphabetically according to the child’s last name: A-I, March 25; J-R, March 26, and S-Z, March 27.
A parent or guardian must bring the student to the screening. 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. Lastly, all students will have their photo taken and immunization history will be reviewed.
Registration of students who plan on attending kindergarten in the district for the 2019-20 school year will be held through March 20.
All students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019.
Parents may register in one of the following two ways: Access the online registration site at www.pittstonarea.com and complete all required information by Wednesday, March 20, which is the preferred method. Or, return a completed registration packet and copies of required documentation to the Administrative Office, 5 Stout St., Yatesville, by Wednesday, March 20. Registration packets can be picked up at the administrative office, if necessary.
School vaccination requirements for attendance in Pennsylvania schools are: four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT or Td), with one dose administered on or after the fourth birthday; four doses of polio vaccine with one dose administered on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after the previous dose was given; two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); three doses of hepatitis B; two doses varicella (chicken pox) or evidence of immunity.
Call the Pittston Area School District office at 570-654-2415, ext. 21 with any questions about registration and student screenings.