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Kindergarten Registration

Independence Primary School Opens Kindergarten Registration

Online registration for kindergarten at Independence Primary School opens on February 16. Children must be five years old on or before August 1 in order to attend Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

If your child is currently a preschooler at IPS, please disregard these instructions. A separate flyer will come home with your child.

To register, a parent or guardian must visit the school district’s webpage at www.independence.k12.oh.us, click on the “Schools” tab and then choose “Independence Primary School.” After being redirected to the primary school page, click on the “Kindergarten Registration” tab on the left-hand side and proceed with the instructions that appear.

Once the online registration form is completed and all necessary forms are printed, a parent or guardian must “save and submit to district” to complete the online process. The next step after all online forms are submitted is to call Diane Brown at 216-642-5870, ext. 1401 to schedule an in-person appointment on April 16 or 23.

At this appointment time, the office staff will review your registration paperwork and copy the required documents.  At the same time, your child will be screening for kindergarten.

The following items are required to complete a child’s registration and must be brought to the scheduled appointment in April:

=       Personal identification card in the form of a photo ID of the legal custodian of the child or children being registered.

=       Two additional proofs of residency which include: employment/payroll record, recent utility bills, voter registration, income tax record, or insurance record.

=       A notarized residency affidavit.

=       A notarized rental affidavit, if applicable.

=       Purchase agreement, HUD-1, or lease agreement

=       Original/certified birth certificate or passport that will be copied and returned to you.

=       Custody papers, if applicable.

=       Child’s immunization records.

Without proper residency documents, a child will not be able to start Kindergarten. In order to attend school in August, each child is required by Ohio law to have immunizations and an emergency medical authorization on file with the school.

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