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West Holmes plans screenings

Kindergarten screen dates have been set in the West Holmes District. They are Millersburg, April 15 all day and April 16 in the morning only; Killbuck, April 18; Clark, April 19, morning only; and Nashville, April 23.

When calling to make an appointment, parents will be asked some basic information about their child. A registration packet will be mailed in April to be completed and taken to kindergarten screening. It is important parents take a copy of the child's birth certificate and proof of residency to kindergarten screening.

Schools and their contact numbers are: Clark, 330-674-7936; Killbuck, 330-276-2891; Millersburg, 330-674-5681; and Nashville, 330-378-2111.

East Holmes registration dates listed

Parents with children who will entering kindergarten are asked to register them at the building they will attend during the 2013-14 school year. Each school will register children by appointment only. Call to schedule an appointment. The registration process will take about 45 minutes to complete.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 and have completed immunization requirements before the beginning of school. Registration dates are:

-- Chestnut Ridge, April 2, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; 330-893-2413.

-- Berlin, April 3, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; 330-893-2817.

-- Walnut Creek, April 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 330-893-2213.

-- Charm, April 5, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 330-893-2505.

­-- Winesburg, April 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 330-359-5059.

-- Mount Hope -- Wednesday, April 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 330-674-0418.

Take the child's birth certificate, record of immunizations, Social Security number and proof of residency (current real estate tax statement). Have accurate information concerning the location of the child's home, including house number, road numbers (township, county, state) and any other marker or information that would make it easier to locate the residence.

The child will be given a routine hearing and vision screening by the school nurse and/or speech therapist. School personnel will test the child to determine strengths and weaknesses.

The Holmes County Health Department provides immunization clinics. For more information call 330-674-5035.

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