DuBois, PA – If you’re new to the DuBois Area School District and haven’t registered your child yet, you’ll need to visit the DuBois Area Middle School on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

All students from Kindergarten to 12th grade who are registering late should come to the DuBois Area Middle School on Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon or 1 until 3 p.m.

First-time registrants for kindergarten and first grade must bring their birth certificate and social security number. All students must bring immunization records and proof of residency (such as a deed, lease, current utility bill or credit card bill, property tax bill or vehicle registration).

All children who will begin kindergarten this fall must be 5 years old by July 1.  First graders who have not been in kindergarten should be 6 years old by July 1.

Parents and guardians should note that state legislation, Act 26, requires that all students enrolling as transfer students from another district must complete a notarized statement of affirmation that they have “never been previously suspended or expelled from any public or private school of the Commonwealth or any other state for an act or offense involving weapons, alcohol or drugs or for the willful infliction of injury to another person or for any act of violence committed on school property.”

This form must be completed prior to student entry to school.  Forms will be available at late registration.

On a related note, Superintendent Dr. Luke Lansberry says that the maintenance crews have done a fantastic job waxing the floors and shining up the remaining elementary school buildings.

He says it’s a nice way of making sure that the elementary buildings look as welcoming as possible for the many students who are starting their first days in different buildings after Sykesville, Luthersburg and Penfield were closed down.

Kids in the DuBois Area School District will head back for the first day of school this year on Tuesday, Aug. 29.