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    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    We are very excited to welcome the class of 2034 to John S. Clarke Elementary Center!  Please click the link to see a brief video welcoming our incoming kindergarten class.

    Kindergarten Registration Letter 


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    Kindergarten Registration Information

    In light of the pandemic and to ease burden on families, the Pottsville Area School District will be utilizing an online registration format for the incoming 2021-2022 kindergarten class.  During this open enrollment, all required documents will be uploaded through the online registration process. If you are unable to complete the registration electronically, please contact Mrs. Jackie Szeliga at (570) 621-2915 to schedule an appointment. Please register your child as soon as possible to help us plan for the upcoming school year.

    New families to the Pottsville Area School District: Online registration can be accessed beginning 02/01/2021 through the Pottsville Area School District home page at  Click the new student registration link at the top right of the page and follow the instructions to complete the registration. 

    If you already have a student enrolled in the Pottsville Area School District and have access to the Skyward parent portal, login to family access.  In the top left corner, click New Student Online Enrollment. When completing the grade level information, please click Next School Year (2021-2022) and first day of school.

    In the coming weeks, John S. Clarke Office staff will contact families to set-up screenings. There will be multiple screening dates available for families during the month of June. 

    The following must be submitted for entrance of your kindergarten student into the Pottsville Area School District.

                                    **Proof of age - (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, hospital record, etc.)

    Your child MUST be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2021.

    **Immunizations - State law requires that before children may enter kindergarten, they need the following immunizations. Only a physician’s copy of the immunization record is acceptable:

                                    4 doses of DTaP – 4th dose must be after age 4, or it requires a 5th dose

                                    4 doses of Polio (IPV) - 4th dose must be after age 4

                                    3 doses of Hepatitis B

                                    2 doses of Measles, 2 doses of Mumps, and 2 doses Rubella. 

                                               (This group of immunizations are usually given as MMR)

                                    2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or documented history of the disease 

    If there is any medical reason why your child should not be fully immunized, please bring a certificate from your physician stating the reason.

    **3 Proofs of Residency - one of which needs to be a lease agreement, mortgage sales contract or local tax document (other examples for the remaining 2 proofs of residency: utility bill, driver’s license, paystub, bank statement, government assistance letter etc.)

                                    **Custody paperwork/guardianship - (if applicable)

    If your child is registered to attend kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact the John S. Clarke Elementary Center office at (570) 621-2945 to schedule a kindergarten screening appointment.  Kindergarten screening will take place in the bus lobby.  The dates for kindergarten screening are Wednesday, June 16th and Monday, June 28th.



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