A child five (5) years of age on or before September 1 may be admitted to kindergarten. A child six (6) years of age on or before September 1 may be admitted to first grade. The Superintendent is delegated authority to make early-entrance determinations. Students under school age who were previously enrolled in public school shall be admitted to school at the grade level determined by the Superintendent of designee. (BP 5111/AS 14.03.080)
KIBSD town school enrollment packets include information on each school's August enrollment days, information on documents needed for enrollment, and enrollment and physical forms. During summer months, completed enrollment packets along with necessary documents, may be delivered to KIBSD Central Services Rm 120, in the Borough Building.
For information on KIBSD Rural School enrollment please contact the Rural Schools office 907-481-6185 or 907-481-6200 June 1-August 8, 2013.
School Entry Requirements: Immunizations
All students entering or attending the Kodiak Island Borough School District (grades K-12) must be current with the following:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP/DT/Tdap) Polio (OVP, IPV), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (MMR), and Hepatitis A and B, and Varicella. (Varicella is required for preschool through grade 6) All children attending the district preschool program are also required to have documentation for the HIB immunization.
All Immunization records must be submitted and verified by the school nurse prior to beginning school. Remember, NO SHOTS, NO SCHOOL!
To meet requirements, students will need MEDICALLY-VERIFIED:
- Immunization record of 2 doses of Varicella OR
- History of disease recorded on new state required form OR
- Valid medical exemption on new state exemption requirements.
Documentation must be signed by an Alaskan-licensed MD, DO, ANP, or PA, stating the child has had the disease.
Every child new to Kodiak Island Borough School District, or in kindergarten or grade 7 must have a PPD skin test for tuberculosis within 90 days of enrollment.
Your child may be tested at the Kodiak Public Health Department, at your health care provider, or by the school nurse with your written permission.
We recommend kindergarteners and students new to the district complete this at the time of their school physical or when receiving immunizations.
A PPD test is not required if the school is provided with documentation verifying a negative result of a PPD administered within 6 months of enrollment; or a previous positive PPD result.
All children entering an Alaskan school for the first time are required to have a school physical. Documentation of the completed physical must be provided to the school within 30 days of enrollment. A physical that has been done within a year of enrollment is acceptable.
All students participating in KIBSD sports are required to have an annual sports physical (a school physical is acceptable). This must be done before the child participates in the sports activities and must be repeated every year.
Links for these forms and health care providers are below.
Religious and Medical Exemption Forms
Please take note of the following new information: As of July 1, 2013 Alaska State Law will require the use of a new Religious Exemption Form. This form will need to be notarized and renewed each school year.
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