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Online kindergarten enrollment for students entering the Waynesville R-VI School District begins Tuesday and continues through Thursday.
All forms and links for each school are available on the R-VI website by clicking on the “Kindergarten enrollment information” link.
Under Missouri law, a child is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall if the child reaches the age of 5 prior to Aug. 1, or if the child is a military dependent who has successfully completed a state-accredited pre-kindergarten program or has attended a state-accredited kindergarten program in another state. Please note that the school district will make no exceptions to the state law.
Parents will need to know which school their child will attend, which is based on where they live. The district has five elementary schools: East, Freedom, Partridge, Thayer and Wood. The streets they serve are listed on the 2020-21 Enrollment Information Form, available on the R-VI website.
When you click on the link, locate your street first and then identify your child’s school assignment. You will need to remember the name of your child’s school so that you can complete the correct registration form.
Parents will also need the following items when registering:
— Child’s birth certificate
— Child’s shot record
— Proof of residence
— Discipline Form
— Transportation Form
— FERPA Form/Directory Information Form
Parents should fill out the forms, sign them, then scan or take a photo of each completed document so they can be uploaded at the end of the form before clicking “submit.”
Proof of Residence
Any one of the following documents in the parent/guardian’s name meets the state’s proof of residence requirements:
— property tax statements;
— utility bill/agreements (must be dated within the last 60 days). Utilities include water, electric, trash, gas and home phone/internet. Cell phone agreements may not be used.
— real estate contracts;
— rental agreement/receipts;
— military housing contract.
For more information about these documents, call 573.842.2092.
Step-by-step instructions with links to each form and the designated enrollment document for each school are available on the R-VI website.
Parents who are unable to complete the form online at home will need to set up an appointment with the school their child will attend.
Parents should remember to bring their child’s birth certificate, shot record and proof-of-residence documents to the appointment.
Contact information for each school is available at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Domain/1517.
Parents with questions should call 573.842.2092 or 573.842.2038 or email your child’s school:
East Elementary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom Elementary: email@example.com
Partridge Elementary firstname.lastname@example.org
Thayer Elementary email@example.com
Wood Elementary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Editor’s note: Information provided by the Waynesville R-VI Office of Communications and Marketing.)