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Presenting 2019-2020 Kindergarten enrollment

As the current school year winds down the Forest/Warren Local Interagency Coordinating Council (FWLICC) discussed plans for next year’s incoming kindergarten classes.

Numbers of children registered so far were presented at a recent meeting. Eric Mineweaser, director of curriculum instruction and assessment cautioned that those numbers fluctuate throughout the summer and into the school year. “Every year we have an influx during the summer as people move,” he said. “We continue to monitor the numbers to plan accordingly.”

As of Tuesday, there are 45 children registered at Eisenhower Elementary, 31 at Sheffield Area, 127 at Warren Area and 40 at Youngsville.

Dates for kindergarten visitations and open house events were also determined during the LICC meeting. Visitations give registered students the chance to visit a classroom and get familiar with the school environment, according to Mineweaser. Visitations are scheduled for: Tuesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 at Eisenhower Elementary School; Friday, May 17 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 at Sheffield; Wednesday, May 22 from 5 p.m. to 6 at Warren Area with Youngsville having held one in March.

As the first day of the 2019-20 school year nears kindergarten students can visit their classroom, find their seat and do all the things that will hopefully ease their anxiety during open house events, according to Mineweaser.

Open House events are scheduled for: Monday, Aug. 26 at Warren Area from 5 p.m. to 6 and at Youngsville from 5:30 to 6:45 and Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Eisenhower from 5 to 6 and at Sheffield at a time to be determined.

As plans for new students were discussed, immunizations were a “big topic” at the LICC meeting, according to Mineweaser. “We’re trying to stress to parents to try to get immunizations done during the four-year checkup,” he said. “We’re seeing situations where insurance won’t cover the cost of immunizations if the child didn’t get them during that checkup but they’ve almost reached the age of five. That puts a burden on many parents.”

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