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  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 School Year

    This is for any parent/guardian with a child eligible for kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year:

    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 2022-2023 kindergarten class.  All required documents will be uploaded through the online registration process. Please register your child as soon as possible to help us plan for the upcoming school year.

    Please click the link to see a brief video welcoming our incoming kindergarten class.

     New families to the Pottsville Area School District: Online registration can be accessed beginning 01/03/2022 through the Pottsville Area School District home page at  Click the new student registration link 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 (2022-2023) and first day of school. 

     If you are unable to complete the registration electronically, we will be scheduling appointments for the below dates for in person registration at the Howard S. Fernsler Academic Center (1501 W Laurel Blvd Pottsville.) To schedule your appointment please call Jackie Szeliga at (570) 621-2915 or Michelle Goodman at (570) 621-2914.

     Wednesday, February 23rd from 9am-12pm
    Thursday, February 24th from 12:30pm-3:30pm

    Monday, February 28th from 12:30pm-3:30pm  
    Tuesday, March 1st from 9am-12pm

    In the coming weeks, John S. Clarke Office staff will contact families to set-up screenings. Kindergarten screening will be scheduled the week of April 4th

    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, 2022.

    **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)

    This is an exciting time for families and school staff.  

    We can’t wait to meet the Class of 2035!


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  • Skyward Family Access
    The Skyward Family Access is a great tool for parents to monitor their
    students assignments, grades, and lunch accounts.
    For questions regarding Family Access contact Nancy Schaeffer-Muldowney 
    or by calling 570-621-7679.  Please leave a message with your name,
    your child's name,child's current grade, and a phone number where
    you can be reached. 
    You must have a current email address
    on file with the District in order to access Skyward.
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