PRESS RELEASE

May 19, 2022

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Parents registering their child for Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year will need to participate in registration at the Burnsville Town Center on Wednesday, June 1st from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.


Any child entering Kindergarten during the 2022-23 school year must be five (5) years of age on or before August 31, 2022.


Parents/guardians must bring the following documents to register their child for kindergarten:


  • Copy of Child’s birth certificate (certified copy preferred; mother’s copy acceptable)

  • Copy of Child’s Social Security number and Medicaid ID number (if applicable)

  • Student residence verification (copy of two items of verification – see below)

  • NC Kindergarten Health Assessment Report along with the immunization record signed by doctor/certified nurse practitioner (available on the Yancey County Schools Webpage - http://www.yanceync.net – under the “Parents” tab then the “Forms” tab) - this form can be turned in by the first day of school, does not have to be turned in on registration day


For information on how to obtain a copy of your child’s birth certificate, call Yancey County Register of Deeds at 682-2174 or visit Room 4, Yancey County Courthouse. Copies are $10.00 if obtained in the county in which the child was born or $24.00 if obtained from another county.

North Carolina General Statute 130A – 441 requires children entering school to have both the kindergarten health assessment form and their immunization records completed and up-to-date by the first day of school. Parents must make sure the information recorded on the child’s immunization/health record is signed by a doctor or certified nurse practitioner or registered nurse who meets the North Carolina Division of Health Standards. This form can be downloaded on the Yancey County Schools website (http://www.yanceync.net – under the “Parents” tab then the “Forms” tab). The form is also available at most health care providers and will be available on Kindergarten registration day. For information or questions regarding the immunizations and health assessments, please contact the school your child will be attending.


A Student Residence Verification must be submitted to the school when registering for Kindergarten or when enrolling your child in Yancey County Schools for the first time.


The verification of address must be accompanied by any two (2) of the following items:

  • Copy of property tax records which indicate the street or road address location of the residence

  • Copies of mortgage documents or copies of the deed of property which indicate the street or road address of property

  • Copy of residential lease showing residence address

  • Copy of current driver’s license showing street or road address

  • Copy of current utility bill showing residence address

  • Copy of voter registration form showing street or road residence address

  • Copy of automobile registration showing street or road address


Failure to provide the student residence verification information requested may result in the reassignment of the student to another school or the suspension of attendance privilege until the necessary information is provided.


For any further questions regarding general registration information, contact your child’s school.