Shippensburg Area School District Kindergarten Registration Information

Students new to attending school must meet the following age requirements:
Kindergarten: age 5 on or before September 1

To complete online enrollment:

Step 1:   Click Here  to complete the registration form

Step 2:  Provide required enrollment documents:
  • Proof of residency in the Shippensburg Area School District
    • Acceptable forms include: current driver’s license, sales/lease agreement, utility bill.
    • If residing with a District resident a notarized statement from the resident will be accepted
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Special Education or Gifted Program Documents, ex IEP (if applies)
  • Legal Documents involving custody issues (if applies)

Step 3:  Our Kindergarten evaluation makeup day is May 9, at James Burd Elementary.  Click here to pick your time.  All students will go through a screening process at these events before being enrolled in school to help us group students in the most effective way to help ensure the success of every student. You will be notified of the location of your event.

If you experience any difficulties or after completing the registration form, please contact registration@ship.k12.pa.us or 717-530-2700, ext. 1012.

Kindergarten Registration Events:  Each spring, SASD holds several days of Kindergarten registration events.  At these events, parents bring in required paperwork and the future students go through a screening process to help us group students in the most effective ways to help ensure the success of every student.  You will read more about this process at the bottom of this page by following all steps as outlined.

Students must have the following immunizations before attending school:
Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, and chickenpox. Children with incomplete immunization records will not be admitted to kindergarten until such time as their immunization is completed. Even though the immunization record may be incomplete, we still require you to provide us with a copy of what the child has at the time of kindergarten registration. As you update your child’s immunization record, we ask that you provide the school with the updated information.

Some of the registration questions require more information than what our system allows us to include as part of the online registration process.  The information below will help you understand the relevance to some of the questions.

Dental

In accordance with Pennsylvania state regulations, all children upon original entry to school, shall be given a dental examination by a dentist.  Please supply a copy of this report to the school nurse.  You may get the form from the school nurse or by downloading it here.

Fluoride

The Shippensburg Area School District is offering to all children in Grades K-5 a fluoride tablet program to prevent dental decay. This simple method of providing fluoride has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in controlling tooth decay. Each day, under supervision, participants will chew the tablet then rinse the resultant solution in their mouth for one minute before swallowing. Participation in this very important project is entirely voluntary and without cost to you. This preventive program, however, should not take the place of regular dental care by your dentist or proper home care.

Fluoride tablets should not be given to a child both at home and in school on the same days.  Therefore, if your child is receiving fluoride tablets at home, he/she should not participate in the tablet program in school. If you live in an area where fluoride is in the water system, your child should not participate in the program. Shippensburg Borough Authority and Guilford Water authority add fluoride to the public water supply within the limits prescribed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Resources.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please call the elementary school nurse.

Medical Examination

School law provides for a medical examination of every child upon entry into school. The District will accept reports of conducted physical exams completed within one (1) year prior to the student’s entry into the grade in which the exam is required.  Please supply a copy of this report to the school nurse.  You may get the form from the school nurse or by downloading it here.

Home Language Information

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requires that school districts/charter schools/full day AVTS identify limited English proficient (LEP) students in order to provide appropriate language instructional programs for them.  The school district/charter school/full day AVTS has the responsibility under the federal law to serve students who are limited English proficient and need English instructional services. Given this responsibility, the school district/charter school/full day AVTS has the right to ask for the information it needs to identify English Language Learners (ELLs). As part of the responsibility to locate and identify ELLs, the school district/charter school/full day AVTS may conduct screenings or ask for related information about students who are already enrolled in the school as well as from students who enroll in the school district/charter school/full day AVTS in the future.

Additional forms for registration

Tax Census Questionnaire (required) – Please complete and email to registration@ship.k12.pa.us or bring to the Registration/Screening event.