To register your child, please fill out a registration form and follow the checklist below. If you have arrived in Ketchikan during the summer, you can take the registration form and other required information to the school of your choice after the school offices open. (Generally, the school offices open 10 days before the first student day - see school calendar).Please be prepared for enrollment with the following:
Completed KGBSD Registration Form
A birth certificate is required for students who have not been enrolled in our school district before. To be admitted to kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 (Alaska Statute 14.03.070).
Proof of Immunization
Before admission to school, the parent must:
Provide an immunization record from a physician, health department, or other health care provider showing dates (month, day, year) of required immunizations.
Obtain required immunizations. If there are medical or religious reasons a child cannot be vaccinated, call the school nurse for further information. The parent will be required to provide a Medical Exemption Form or a Religious Exemption Form that must be notarized.
Students with no shot records or waiting for shot records:
To be admitted to school, a child must receive one dose each of DTP/DT/Td, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and MMR vaccine; K-6 students must also have a dose of varicella. Pre-school children must have Hib vaccine and varicella vaccine or have a history of varicella disease documented on the state form by a medical provider (MD/DO/ANP/PA).
A signed physician's statement (on the State Medical Exemption form) is required if there are medical reasons a child cannot be vaccinated. Only a physician (MD/DO), physician’s assistant or advanced nurse practitioner licensed in Alaska are authorized to exempt children from immunizations.
To remain in school, a medically verified record must be provided showing the dates of all required immunizations, or the remaining immunizations must be given.
Military or students in the homeless program, please discuss your shot records with Health Services or your district nurse. Federal law makes a 30 day provision for qualifying circumstances. Military Waiver | Homeless Waiver Form.
Children not complying with immunization requirements must be excluded from school.
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