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Parents with children who are set to attend Lompoc Unified School District campuses in the 2018-19 school year are invited to participate in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten, or TK, registration during the month of March.

Children eligible for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Children eligible for TK must turn 5 years old on or between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2.

Any child who turns 5 years old from Dec. 3 to June 30, 2019, may also apply for TK admittance. Those students will be admitted by birthdate priority, depending on the number of applicants and the number of open slots at their home school site, according to LUSD officials.

All parents/guardians need to register their kindergarten or TK students at the school in their attendance area, according to LUSD. Questions regarding particular attendance areas should be directed to LUSD's Central Attendance office, which can be contacted at 742-3244, or at any LUSD elementary school.

At the registration meetings, parents/guardians should bring their child along with the following items:

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  • Proof of child's age, which may be in the form of an official birth certificate, a duly attested baptism certificate or a passport;
  • Official immunization record, which is required for students to be admitted to schools; and
  • Verification of address, which may be in the form of a mortgage/rent receipt or utility bill with the address and name of the parent or guardian or a similar document.

The registration meetings will be held at different times and on different days at each LUSD elementary school between March 7 and March 28. For specific times/dates, visit www.lusd.org/registration.

Anyone interested in homeschooling is encouraged to call La Honda Elementary School at 742-2300 to schedule an appointment.

For more information, contact LUSD at 742-3300.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at wjacobson@leecentralcoastnews.com.

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