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Kindergarten Registration Will Be Held in March

Children do not need to be present for registration.

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Kindergarten registration will be held at the Milton School and the Ellen T. Briggs School in Jefferson Township from March 4th-8th, 2013 (see schedule below) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your child need not be present during registration. Only those children who will be five years of age before October 1, 2013 will be eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2013. 
 
Your cooperation is asked in following the schedule below. Registration for students whose last name begins with: 
 
 A – E Monday, 03/04 P – S Thursday 03/07 
 F – J Tuesday, 03/05 T – Z Friday, 03/08 
 K – O Wednesday, 03/06 
 
We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the above schedule. If it is impossible for you to register your child on the day indicated, please call the school to make other arrangements: 
 
Milton School (973) 697-4742 Ellen T. Briggs School (973) 663-0900 
 
Requirements are: 
1. Original Birth Certificate (with raised seal). Child must be 5 years of age prior to October 1, 2013. 
 
2. Each Student must have a physical examination and provide examination documentation within 30 days upon enrollment/entry into school. 
 
3. Complete immunization against D.P.T. (a series of four (4), with one (1) of the doses given on or after their 4th birthday, or any five (5) doses given at appropriate intervals). 
 
4. Complete immunization against Polio (three (3) doses, with one (1) dose given on or after their 4th birthday, or any four (4) doses given at appropriate intervals). 
 
5. Complete immunization against Measles (two (2) doses to be given on or after 1st birthday, vaccine doses are to be separated by at least one month). 
 
6. Immunization against Rubella (vaccine must be given after 1st birthday). 
 
7. Immunization against Mumps (vaccine must be given after 1st birthday). 
 
8. Hepatitis B Vaccine (a series of three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or any vaccine combination containing the Hepatitis B virus). 
 
9. One dose of the Varicella vaccine on or after their 1st birthday or proof of disease immunity is required prior to entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade. 
 
10. Doctor’s or Health Department Certificate is required as written proof that the above are completed. 
 
Please bring immunization records, current physical examination, proof of residence (mortgage statement, rental agreement, current tax or utility bill) and child’s birth certificate at the time of registration. State Law prohibits the acceptance of any child who does not meet these requirements prior to the first day of entering school in September. 

Erin C January 08, 2013 at 01:34 PM
A NJ state document from 2008 states that a child MAY attend school without vaccinations due to religious objection or if the vaccines are medically contraindicated! (Sorry bout the format if it messes up, I copied the following from a PDF file) The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) has received numerous inquiries regarding enforcement of N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4, Immunization of Pupils in School. The issue of exemptions to mandatory immunizations has been reviewed by the NJDHSS Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Below is a summary of the advice received from legal council regarding exemptions to immunization(s).
Erin C January 08, 2013 at 01:35 PM
• Religious Exemptions: N.J.S.A. 26:1A – 9.1 provides an exemption for pupils from mandatory immunization “if the parent or guardian of the pupil objects thereto in a written statement signed by the parent or guardian upon the grounds that the proposed immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil’s religious rights.” All schools, child care centers, and local health officers may be advised that the religious exemption extends to private, parochial, and public institutions. When a parent or guardian submits their written religious exemption to immunization, which contains some religious reference, those persons charged with implementing administrative rules at N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4.4, should not question whether the parent’s professed religious statement or stated belief is reasonable, acceptable, sincere and bona fide. In practice, if the written statement contains the word “religion” or “religious” or some reference thereto, then the statement should be accepted and the religious exemption of mandatory immunization(s) granted. The language requiring how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the student’s religious beliefs does not mandate specificity as to membership in a recognized church or religious denomination. NJDHSS will seek to amend the rules at N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4.4 through the Administrative Rules process to be consistent with N.J.S.A. 26:1A – 9.1.
Erin C January 08, 2013 at 01:36 PM
• Medical Exemptions: N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4.3 allows for exemptions to immunizations which are medically contraindicated. A written statement shall be submitted to the school, preschool, or child care center from a physician licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy or an advanced practice nurse (certified registered nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) indicating that an immunization is medically contraindicated for a specific period of time, and the reason(s) for the medical contraindication, based upon valid medical reasons as enumerated by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) or the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines. Objections to vaccination based on grounds which are not medical or religious in nature and which are of a philosophical, moral, secular, or more general nature continue to be unacceptable.
Erin C January 08, 2013 at 01:37 PM
NJDHSS hopes that the information provided will enable schools, child care facilities, and local health departments to process requests for exemptions in a more uniform and expeditious manner. NJDHSS remains committed to ensuring that our children and communities are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. The dramatic decrease in the morbidity and mortality of vaccine-preventable diseases is attributed, in large part, to enforcement of school immunization requirements. The Department remains grateful for all the work expended locally to implement and enforce these important health regulations within the proscribed authority.

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