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    Kindergarten Registration  
     
     

    Registration Procedure for Kindergarten Students:

    All parents/guardians registering new Kindergarten students in the Berlin Borough School District must supply proof of residency as well as the student's health/shot records.   Students who are, or will be, 5 years old on or before October 1, 2019, are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September of 2019.
     
    All parents registering Kindergarten students must bring the following completed forms at the time of registration:

    Readiness:

     

     Basic Student Registration Information:

    2.  New Student Registration Form
         Please access our student registration form by clicking here. Please complete all sections accurately, and sign
         where indicated.  Please read the information below, which will assist you in completing this form:
     
         Section 1:  New Student Personal Information.
         Complete all sections as they pertain to your child. 
     
         Section 2:  Student Address Information.
         Enter student's current address.
     
         Section 3:  Parent/Guardian Information.
         Enter all information as it pertains to child's mother, father and/or court-appointed guardian or
         stepparent.
     
         Section 4:  Alternate Contacts.
         Enter any emergency contact information.  You must enter a primary home contact for the child's
         legal residence.  You may enter up to three additional contact names.
     
         Section 5:  Custody Arrangements.
         Enter information as it pertains to any joint/sole custody issues.  Custodial parent (relationship #1,)
         refers to the parent with whom the child resides.  Please answer all questions regarding rights of non- 
         custodial parent (relationhip #2).  You will be asked to provide a copy of the court order which designates
         custodial parent.
     

    Proof of residency:

    If you are a homeowner or renter:

    • Copy of (any one of the following:) property tax bills, deeds, contracts of sale, leases, mortgages, signed letters from landlords and/or other evidence of property ownership, tenancy, or residency.

     

    • Copy of (any two of the following:) voter registrations, licenses, permits, financial account information, utility bills, delivery receipts, and/or other evidence of personal attachment to a particular location.

     

    • If applicable, a copy of Court Orders, State Agency Agreements, other evidence of court or agency placements or directives, documents pertaining to military status and assignment, or any other business record or document issued by a governmental entity.
     
     
    Residency and Domicile Affidavit:
       If you do not own or lease the property in which you are residing, we require you to
       complete a domicile affidavit (click here) and the property owner must complete a
       residency affidavit (click here).  Along with your domicile affidavit, we ask that you
       provide the following: 

      1.  Copy of any voter registration, licenses, permits, financial account information,
           utility bills, delivery receipts, and/or other evidence of personal attachment to a particular location.

       The property owner must supply proof
     of ownership with the residency affidavit
       (i.e., mortgage statement or tax bill).  If you
     do not own or lease the property which you
       and your children are residing, you may be
     eligible for services through the McKinney-Vento
       Homeless Education Act.
       Please click here for details.
      

    Proof of Relationship to Student:

    1. Student's Birth Certificate.
    2. Court-ordered custody arrangements (if applicable).
     

    Student Health Records:

    1. Previous School Health Record (if applicable).
    2. Physician's Copy of Immunizations (shot records).
        All new students entering BCS are required to supply proof of a health physical completed not more than
        365 days prior to the start of school.

    Free and Reduced Meals/NJ Family Care Health Insurance:

    If you feel you may qualify for Free and Reduced Meals and would like to apply the application will be mailed with your Welcome Packet in August 2019.
     
    If your children receive free or reduced price school meals, they may also be able to receive free or low-cost
    health insurance through Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare. Please click here for NJFamily Care/Medicaid  Sharing Information:   

    Please click here to view our current Parent/Student Handbook

      

    Frequently asked questions regarding Kindergarten Registration:

     

    How do I know which school my child should attend?

    To determine whether or not your child should be enrolled at Berlin Community School, just check your (or the property owner's) tax bill!  If property taxes are paid to the Borough of Berlin, then you should enroll your child at Berlin Community School.  If taxes are paid to Berlin Township, Erial, Voorhees, Winslow, or any borough other than Berlin Borough, then you will need to contact the school district within the borough that those taxes are paid.  Enrollment in a local school district is determined by the borough to which taxes are paid, not a person's postal mailing address.
     

    How old does my child have to be to enter Kindergarten?

    Children entering Kindergarten must turn 5 (five) years old by October 1st of the year which they begin school. For example, to enter Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, your child will need to turn 5 (five) by October 1, 2019.
     

    Do I need to register in person?

    Yes, parents or guardians must register in person. However, it is not necessary for both parents to attend.
     

    Is it necessary for me to bring my child?

    No, it is not necessary to bring your child with you to Registration. All students entering Kindergarten will be screened for readiness; however, you will schedule the screening appointment at the time of registration. Kindergarten screening generally occurs later in the spring, prior to the end of the current school year.
     

    Does Berlin Community School offer a full day Kindergarten program?

    Yes, currently, the Berlin Community School offers full day Kindergarten.
     

    How many Kindergarten classes are there, and how many students are in each class?

    Currently, we have four Kindergarten classes, averaging about 18 students per class.
     

    How can I begin to receive more information?

    Continue to check our website for updates, and be sure to register for "E-News," our email notification system.  Please be aware, when you initially sign up to receive E-News, you will receive an email notification in your inbox, instructing you to click on a confirmation link to complete the registration process.  You can register as many email addresses as you like, and you can access our E-News registration link by clicking here.