Telephone pre-registration for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten students will begin March 7-18.

Parents having children eligible to attend Kindergarten in August, 2017, should call the Elementary School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the weeks of March 6th through the 17th. To be eligible, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2017. The numbers to call are: Elementary School -782-1384, 782-1385, or 782-1374.

The pre-registration program is the first step for parents who have Kindergarten students for next year. The Union Local School District pre-kindergarten screening program will take place the last week of school at the Union Local Elementary School.

At that time, parents must bring the child's birth certificate, immunization record and social security number.

Before entering school, the child must be immunized for the following: 2 MMR, 4 Polio, 5 DPT, Hepatitis B Series, 2 Chicken Pox Vaccines or Date of Exposure.

These immunizations are available free of charge to those who have no insurance or are underinsured from the Belmont County Health Department on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. (walk-ins). Please call for an appointment Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. The Health Department can be reached at 695-1202.

In accordance with State Law, all children must have successfully completed Kindergarten before they will be admitted to the first grade.

Once telephone registration for Kindergarten is completed, the parent/guardian will be notified, by letter, as to the date and time for their child's Kindergarten screening, which will be scheduled during the last week of school, May 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, or 25th, 2017.

Union Local Schools also provide a preschool program for children age four. Parents interested in learning about the preschool program should contact Union Local Elementary School Office at 740-782-1384.

Dana Kendziorski, Principal