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NCCA to open 20-slot pre-K class

COVINGTON – The Newton College & Career Academy is scheduled to open a second pre-kindergarten class, which will begin on Monday, Jan. 27.

Registration for the class will be held by appointment from Monday through Thursday until Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Newton County Board of Education Offices, located at 2109 Newton Drive in Covington. To make an appointment or for more information, parents may call Velinsie Burden in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at 770-787-1330 ext. 1268.

Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and only 22 slots are available for the class.

To qualify for enrollment, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

Only custodial parents or legal guardians may register children. Parents or guardians must bring their child’s birth certificate and two proofs of residence — one from each of the following categories:

Category 1: Electric, gas, garbage, or water bill in the name of the person enrolling the child.

Category 2: Current lease, rental agreement, or mortgage statement from the purchase of a home.

Mortgage payment books, telephone bills, post office addresses, car licenses, credit cards and Medicaid cards will not be accepted as proof of residence, according to the Newton County School System.

If the child does not live with one or both parents, guardianship or custody documents must be presented. A statement of legal residence/affidavit of parent/guardian is needed if the child and/or parents live with someone else and do not have a proof of address in his or her name. The affidavit must be turned in completed, signed and notarized, along with two proofs of residence in the name of the person who owns the property.

Parents or guardians must also provide their child’s Social Security card, Eye, Ear, Dental (EED) Screening Form #3300 (if the child has reached age 4) and Immunization Record Form #3231. The latter two forms can be obtained from a doctor or the Newton County Health Department. If the child does not have a SS card, a waiver may be signed at the time of registration.