Wichita School Enrollment Begins Thursday

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July 27, 2011

Enrollment for the 2011-12 school year is July 28 – 29 and August 1 – 3.

Enrollment times for each school can be found at www.enroll.usd259.org.

The first day of school for all students is August 17, with a half-day
orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade students on August 16.

Returning parents with a Parent Assist log on account have the option of enrolling their children online, allowing them to complete standard enrollment forms, pay for enrollment fees and school meals, and fill out
free and reduced price lunch forms from a computer. If parents don’t have a Parent Assist account, they will need to contact their child’s school.

Students who enroll online will have to come to the school to finish the enrollment process. The district is offering the online option to help streamline the enrollment process and cut down on printing as many
enrollment forms.

Parents with students who are new to the Wichita Public Schools or who do not have a Parent Assist account
will have to fill out the enrollment forms on paper. Parents can go online and print out the common enrollment
forms and fill them out in advance. Other forms may be required at certain grade levels or schools and will be
given to parents by the school.

Kindergarten students and students new to the district will need to bring to the school:

A birth certificate or certified document like a transcript from other district, visa, or passport

Proof of address – utility bill, mortgage payment or lease agreement

Social Security Number (optional)

Kansas Health Assessment form filled out by a family health care provider

More about enrollment, common enrollment forms, school supply lists, attendance expectations and other information can be found at www.enroll.usd259.org.

New immunization requirements for 2011-12

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has changed the immunization requirements for 2011-12.

• Tdap: Single Tdap required for grades 7 – 9 if not previously vaccinated with 3-dose series

• Polio: 4 doses for ages 5 – 6

• Varicella: Incoming kindergarten, first- and second-grade students and seventh-grade students will
need two doses of the varicella, or chicken pox, vaccine. Students in grades 3 – 6 and grades 8 – 11
required to have at least one dose of the vaccine.

• Hepatitis B: 3 doses required through grade 11

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