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California Area School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year based on the first letter of the child’s last name as follows:


• A-F – 9 to 11 a.m. March 7;


• G-M – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 7;


• N-S – 9 to 11 a.m. March 8;


• T-Z – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 8.


Eligible children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. The child must attend registration with a parent or guardian, and photo identification, proof of the child’s birth, immunization records and three proofs of residency must be presented. Registration packets are available in the school office. For more information, call the elementary school at 724-785-5800.


McGuffey School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year as follows:


• Claysville Elementary School, March 20 and 21, by appointment. Call 724-663-7772.


• Joe Walker Elementary School, March 27, by appointment. Call 724-222-3061.


Children who are 5 years old before Sept. 1 are eligible to enter kindergarten. Children will undergo various screenings during registration, and parents will complete all necessary documents. Kindergarten orientation will be held in August, when children and parents will meet the teachers and other school personnel, tour the building and ride a school bus. First-grade registration for children new to the district is by appointment and can be made by calling the appropriate school. Children who are 6 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to enter first grade.


Ringgold School District will hold kindergarten registration and orientation for the 2013-14 school year from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 at Ringgold Elementary School North and 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 6 at Ringgold Elementary School South. Eligible children must be 5 years old before Sept. 1. Parents of children who have not attended kindergarten in the district but are registering for first grade must contact the building principal by April 2 so their children can be tested. Parents of children who do not meet the age requirements must request a consideration for early admission in writing by July 1 and send it to the building principal. The child must attend registration with a parent or guardian, and the child’s birth certificate or proof of the child’s date of birth, proof of residency and immunization records must be presented. For more information, call Ringgold North at 724-348-7205 and Ringgold South at 724-258-8454. If there is a two-hour delay, registration will be held only in the afternoon.


Open Door Nursery of First United Presbyterian Church of Houston, 102 N. Main St., is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Preschool classes are offered for 3-, 4- and 5-year olds. For more information or a registration form, contact Henrietta Ladzinski, director, at 724-745-2991 or opendoornursery@gmail.com.


St. Patrick School in Canonsburg is holding registration for the following programs: preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds, pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, all-day kindergarten and first through eighth grade. For more information, call 724-745-7977.


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