Dalton Public Schools Hold Pre-K And Kindergarten Registration

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dalton Public Schools will hold registration for Pre-kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26 at the Gaston Community Center located on Frederick Street. Registrations times will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday March 26. Students who are turning 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014 are eligible to attend Pre-kindergarten.


Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gaston Community Center. Students who are turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014 are eligible to attend Kindergarten.


Parents should bring the student’s birth certificate, social security card, Immunization Certificate (Georgia Form 3231), Eye, Ear and Dental Exam Certificate (Georgia form 3300), proof of residence (utility bill or lease agreement), and a Medicaid or Peach Care card (Pre-K only), if applicable. For more information, please call 706/876-4170.


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