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MCSS plans clinic for kindergarten, first grade pre-registration

The Marengo County School System will conduct a kindergarten and first grade pre-registration clinic on Friday, April 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and again from noon to 2:30 p.m.

A child who will be 5 years of age before Sept. 2 may pre-register for kindergarten. Children not already attending kindergarten and who will be six before Sept. 2 are urged to pre-register for first grade on Friday also.

A Certificate of Immunization should be provided to school officials for each child enrolling. The Alabama Committee of Public Health states that children between the ages of four and six receive a second dose of measles vaccine. Proof of the second dose will be required for each new kindergarten and first grade student at the beginning of the school year. The Marengo County Health Department in Linden is the responsible agency for administering this vaccine.

A parent or guardian must accompany the child being registered and bring a certified birth certificate, Social Security card, and a blue immunization form.

The schools conducting the pre-registration clinic are: A.L. Johnson High School in Thomaston, Marengo High School in Dixons Mills, and Sweet Water High School in Sweet Water.

Children attending Head Start who will be enrolling in kindergarten must also pre-register. A parent or guardian must accompany the child and must also bring a certified birth certificate, Social Security card, and a blue immunization form.