Additional Information about the 2021-2022 Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration Process
The Ambridge Area School District is happy to announce that online Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.
Children turning five on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register for Kindergarten. We welcome all students living in Ambridge who meet the age qualification.
The Ambridge Area School district will operate four PA Pre-K Counts Classrooms. The Pre-K Counts Program services three-year old and four-year old students with four-year old students having the first priority (students must turn 3 on or before September 1, 2021). The Pre-K Counts Program is available at each of our Elementary Schools with 20 students being the maximum capacity in each. Students are enrolled in the Elementary School closest to their geographic home regardless if they have siblings in that building or not. A student cannot be considered for enrollment without having the completed registration form AND the required documents. Once the 20 students per class has been filled, a waiting list will be established. Both breakfast and lunch are provided. Transportation is ONLY available for AASD students. This is NOT a first come first served program. Enrollment is determined through the State approved Pre-K Counts Selection Criteria.
Once you have completed the online registration form, you will be contacted at a later date for verification of residency (2 documents), the certificate of birth, immunizations, and all other relevant documentation either virtually or in person. Please note that your child’s registration is not complete until the district receives the necessary documentation.
Please follow the appropriate link below to register:
Please contact Cathy Hopkins at 724-266-2833, Extension 1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the completion of the online registration form.
Kindergarten Life at AASD
Frequently Asked Questions
Who determines the requirements for enrollment?
Requirements to register for enrollment in any Pennsylvania school district are determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and not the individual school district of application. Proof of residency is among the required documents, as funding and taxation are directly tied to school residency in the Commonwealth. Ambridge Area School District is required to adhere to all aspects of the registration process.
Can my child attend the Ambridge Area School District?
Children who reside in Ambridge Borough, Baden Borough, Economy Borough, Harmony Township and South Heights are eligible to attend the Ambridge Area School District. Children are eligible for registration for kindergarten if they have attained the age of 5 years on or before September 1 of the school year. New residents or returning students can apply for registration throughout the year.
How do I begin the registration process?
To begin the registration process, please visit the AASD website’s registration information page, which includes instructions and forms required to register children in the District. Enrollment is available by appointment only. Information on how to schedule an appointment is included in this FAQ.
What happens if I don’t have the required documents at the time of registration?
Failure to provide the required documentation at the time of registration will delay the registration process. The District is not permitted to complete the registration process and allow the child(ren) to begin attending classes until registration is complete.
How soon can my child begin attending classes following registration?
There is typically a 3-to-5 day waiting period from the time enrollment is completed and registration of the student(s) is finalized. Children will be unable to attend until the registration process is completed. The District will notify the parent/legal guardian of the child’s start date, transportation assignment and schedule once the process is finalized.
What are the hours for the enrollment office?
Enrollment for new students is by appointment only. Please contact Cathy Hopkins at 724-266-2833, Ext. 1273 or via email at email@example.com to schedule an appointment to register or for questions pertaining to the registration process.
What documents are required for the enrollment process?
We understand that everyone is busy; however, to save time during the enrollment process, please have the following documents available at the time of your enrollment appointment:
- Birth Certificate
- Two proofs of residency which can be: driver’s license, utility bill, deed or mortgage, rental or lease, tax bill, or insurance bill.
- Immunization records that include dates from your child’s doctor’s office or former school, or an international healthy certificate.
- Discipline records from the most previous school of attendance is required for students enrolling at the High School level.
Which immunizations are required for attendance?
The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires each child entering school for the first time to have the following immunizations before school begins:
- Four (4) doses of tetanus (usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td) (1dose on or after the 4th birthday);
- Four (4) doses of diphtheria (usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td) (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday);
- Three (3) doses of polio;
- Two (2) doses of measles (Usually given as MMR);
- Two (2) doses of mumps (Usually given as MMR);
- One (1) dose of rubella (German Measles) (Usually given as MMR);
- Three (3) doses of hepatitis B; and
- Two (2) doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease.
What additional documentation may be useful at the time of registration?
While these documents are not required as a condition of enrollment, the District requests that all new or returning students also provide copies of the following:
- Student records from the child’s previous school
- Health/Physical exam records; and
- Academic, attendance and special education records (such as IEPs and 504s).
Additional immunization requirements, by age, are available through the Pennsylvania Department of Health or from your child’s pediatrician. The immunization requirements are a condition of attendance at any public, private, or parochial school in Pennsylvania. Parents will be expected to produce evidence of the immunizations or their child will be denied entrance to school until the requirements are met.