NCTS 2021-2022 Kindergarten Application

Newton County Theme School Announces Kindergarten Application Information for 2021-2022 School Year
Posted on 02/25/2021
Newton County Theme School Kindergarten Application2021-2022 Kindergarten Application Information

• Applications for students entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted online beginning Monday, February 22 through Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

• Parents must submit the completed application along with all required documentation during the acceptance window. No applications will be accepted after 3/3/2021.

• A lottery for open Kindergarten seats is tentatively scheduled for 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Newton County Board of Education. This lottery will be live-streamed via the internet. Parents will be notified via letter of their student’s acceptance or placement on a waiting list by April 30, 2021.

Kindergarten Academic & Behavior Entrance Requirements

❖ There are no academic entrance requirements for students applying for kindergarten.

❖ Students must have zero out-of-school suspensions and have never been expelled.

❖ Students may have no more than two detentions or in-school suspension/time-out referrals.

Please gather copies of the following information before beginning the online application process.
You will be prompted to upload the documentation listed below at various stages during the online application process.
Incomplete and/or late applications will automatically be denied. No Exceptions.

_____Two Proofs of Residency: Acceptable Proofs of Newton County Residency MUST be:
(1) a signed lease or rental agreement, deed, monthly mortgage statement or current property tax bill AND
(2) at least one current utility bill (gas, electric or water bill only)
***The name(s) on the proofs of residency MUST be the parent named on the birth certificate or designated as the official guardian on the official court paperwork. If the proof of residency is in the name of a step- parent, a marriage certificate MUST be presented that proves the step-parent and official parent/guardian are married. ***
_____Parent/Guardian Photo ID
_____Proof of Custody/Guardianship
***See explanation below***
_____Certified copy of Student’s Birth Certificate
_____Social Security Card or Signed waiver
_____Immunization Record – GA Form 3231
_____GA Eye, Ear & Dental Form 3300 – All sections must be completed
_____Special Education (IEP) or 504 Records for students receiving these services
_____Certified Discipline Report on School Letterhead signed by the school Principal, Director or designee
(A Discipline Report is required for all applicants even if there is no history of disciplinary infractions)


• The person applying for the student MUST be the parent named on the birth certificate unless official guardianship papers are presented. *** ”Notarized letters" will NOT be accepted in lieu of official court mandated guardianship papers***

• In the case of divorced parents, only the parent who has "primary physical custody" as designated in the final divorce decree will be permitted to apply for the student. ***A final divorce decree MUST be presented with the application***
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NCTS Registrar Tina Hanson at hanson.tina@newton.k12.ga.us

Please click this link Online Registration to begin the application process.
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