From Staff Reports

Kindergarten registration at Kilgore Primary School will begin on Monday, April 3, the school has announced, and the Region 7 Education Service Center is taking applications for the early/head start program.

Kindergarten

The registration period will run from April 3-14, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This enrollment is for students enrolling at Kilgore ISD for the first time and who are also entering kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2023.

Parents and guardians should bring the following to complete registration:

■ A parent/guardian’s driver’s license

■ Child’s original birth certificate

■ A paper copy of your child’s current immunization record

■ Social Security card

■ A paper copy of proof of residence. Kilgore ISD requires either electric, water or gas bills or a lease agreement. If the name on the utility bill is different from the parent/guardian, the school must have the signature of the bill holder, their driver’s license and notary. Post office boxes are not accepted. No notary will be available at registration.

■ Bring paper copies of any legal documents pertaining to the child (adoption, custody, foster care, etc.)

Head Start

Registration is now open for the 2023-24 Head Start program. Beginning March 21, parents can call for an in-person appointment.

Use the QR code on the Head Start flyer to complete the pre-application online.

When applying, parents or guardians must bring the following:

■ Proof of income (W-2 forms or tax return, SNAP benefits, TANF of SSI documentation, if applicable, child support, if applicable, social security/disability, if applicable, employer verification of salary, if applicable, foster/kinship documentation, if applicable)

■ Proof of birth for applying child (birth certificate)

Other documentation needed, but not required to apply: Parent/guardian picture ID, court-ordered guardianship documentation, if applicable, copy of child’s Medicaid or private insurance card, current immunization record, ECI documentation/outside clinical services, if applicable, proof of physical address (electric bill, water bill, etc.)

Early/Head Start also serves:

■ Children with disabilities

■ Pregnant moms (Harrison and Gregg counties only)

For additional information, contact Gracie at (903) 988-3905 ext. 2522

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