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Registration Requirements

The following documents are required to register your child for school:

Proof of residency:   Bank statement, health insurance statement, payroll stub, federal, state or local government correspondence, car insurance bill, utility bill (choose three)

Original birth certificate or passport (for proof of age)

Parent picture ID

HEALTH INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS:

Copy of a RECENT PHYSICAL INCLUDING VISION SCREENING

Documentation of LEAD SCREENING

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS with month, date, and year of shots for:  Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DTaP-5 doses), Polio (4 doses), Hepatitis B (3doses), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR-2 doses), Varicella (chicken-pox-2 doses), or a statement signed by your child's doctor stating that your child has a history of chicken pox disease.  If your child is not subject to immunizations for medical reasons, a certificate from a licensed physician MUST ALSO BE PRESENTED AT REGISTRATION.

CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT PROPERLY IMMUNIZED OR HAVE NOT HAD THEIR RECENT PHYSICAL, INCLUDING VISION SCREENING, WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER; BUT WILL NOT BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER.

Registration Health Requirements

Students New to Pawtucket Public Schools

All students entering school for the first time must furnish written evidence from a licensed physician that the required immunizations have been received.

A student is exempted from the immunization requirement if the parent /guardian objects in writing on the grounds that it conflicts with religious beliefs, or if the student's physician submits documentation that the immunization procedure is contraindicated.

The School Committee in recognition of the principle advocates the promotion of health and safety of school children as one of its primary goals.

The State of Rhode Island requires that all children entering school for the first time must have had a physical examination done by their own physician. 

"No students will be authorized enrollment in the Pawtucket Public Schools without having first presented evidence of compliance with the immunization requirements of the State of Rhode Island."

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Kindergarten

In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization and Testing for Communicable Diseases (R23-1-1MM), Effective August 1, 2000, all children entering kindergarten are required to have the following immunizations:

  • Three (3) doses of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Five (5) doses of DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine
  • Four (4) doses of polio vaccine
  • Two (2) doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine)
  • One (1) dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or a statement signed by your child's doctor stating that your child has a history of chickenpox disease.

Grade 7

In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization and Testing for Communicable Diseases (R23-1-MM), beginning August 1, 2000, all children entering the 7th grade are required to have the following immunizations:

  • Booster dose of TD (tetanus and diphtheria) vaccine, if it has been 5 years or more since the last dose of diphtheria-tetanus containing vaccine
  • Two (2) doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
  • Three (3) doses of hepatitis B vaccine
  • One (1) dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine (2 doses if child received after 13 years of age) or a statement signed by your child's doctor stating that your child has a history of chickenpox disease.
  • Booster dose of Meningococcal vaccine is recommended  

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

All students are required to have a physical examination done by their own physician upon entry into Kindergarten and in 7 th grade. All other students must present written evidence of a physical examination at time of registration.

Rhode Island law permits a parent/legal guardian to exempt his/her child in grades 5 and 9 from certain aspects of Health Education Instruction (RI GL 16-22-17) "Aids Education Program" and (RI GL 16-22-18) "Health and Family Life Courses", a parent /guardian may also opt to exempt his/her student from the Health Education Assessment.