Education news

Polk School District is ready to educate the next generation of students, and parents can register their young ones, and the first round of schools hosting signup days is happening this week..

Each sign up facility will be open from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. through 4 p.m. each day of registration.

Starting on Tuesday, Cedartown registration will open at the Board of Education at 612 S. College St. and will continue through Thursday.

Parents and guardians can enroll their future Rockmart and Van Wert area students at the Rockmart community center at 180 West Elm St. in two weeks on April 3 through April 5.

Those enrolling a child are encouraged to bring all necessary paperwork for a speedy registration. The child’s birthday certificate, immunization certificate (Form 3231,) hearing, nutrition, vision, and dental certificate (Form 3300,) and a copy of the child’s social security number are all required. Upcoming students must be at least four years old by Sep. 1 for Pre-K registration and five by on or by Sep. 1 for Kindergarten. parents must supply proof of residency, and any children being enrolled must be screened for readiness.

If your child has an out of state birth certificate, it must be a certified copy with a state file number. If you have a non-certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, you will need to apply at the Vital Statistics Office in the state the child was born. This process takes six to twelve weeks to receive a new birth certificate.

The schools can answer any questions parents might have. Van Wert Elementary can be reached at 770-684-6924. Eastside Elementary can be reached at 770-684-5335. Those interested in Cherokee elementary can call 770-748-5614. Westside Elementary is contactable at 770-748-5614. Youngs Grove Elementary can be reached at 678-901-4294.