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Students in Inez Kugler’s kindergarten class, first row, from left, are Vincent O’Brien, Alex Chapman, Charlee Reiss, Paige Sweder, Jasir Caro and JessAnnae Jackson. Second row: Arabelle Wilson, Jaicob Roman, Nashaun Stokes, Makenzie Wallace, Victoria Law, Hope Smith, Bryden Dockett and Deysh Guerrero. Third row: Inez Kugler.

Kevin Booth, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, announced registration of students who plan on attending kindergarten in the district for the 2018-19 school year will be held through March 7. All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2018.

Parents may register by:

Accessing the online registration site and completing all required information by Tuesday, March 7, which is the preferred method.

Returning a completed registration packet and copies of required documentation to the administrative office, 5 Stout St., Yatesville, by Wednesday, March 7. Registration packets also can be picked up at the administrative office, if necessary.

Kindergarten screening will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 12, through Thursday, March 15, at the primary center, Rock Street, Hughestown. A parent or guardian must bring the student to the primary center during the screening. Each child will receive hearing and vision screenings. Children also will receive a Reading Readiness Assessment, which is an assessment of pre-reading skills, consisting of two parts: identifying letters of the alphabet and phonemic awareness assessment. Lastly, immunization history will be reviewed. All students registering must adhere to the school vaccination requirements set forth by Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Students will be screened alphabetically according to the child’s last name: A-F, Monday, March 12; G-L, Tuesday, March 13; M-R, Wednesday, March 14, and S-Z, Thursday, March 15.

For information, call the office at 570-654-2415, ext 2108.