Brooke schools to hold ‘kickoff’

Brooke County Schools will hold registration for the 2019-20 school year as follows:

¯ Pre-k: all students who will be 4-years-old by June 30, 2019, are eligible to enroll in the Brooke County PreK program for the school year. A registration “kickoff” will be held at Brooke High School in Cafeteria A, on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m. Registration will remain open starting on Jan. 31 at the new Brooke County PreK office located at Brooke High School from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Additional office hours may be added and will be posted on the Brooke County School’s website.

¯ Kindergarten: Children who are already enrolled in the Brooke County Pre-K program do not need to re-enroll for kindergarten. PreK students’ information will be forwarded to the appropriate primary schools. However, all new students who will be 5-years-old by June 30,2019, will need to enroll in kindergarten. Please note that WV School Age entry requirements for kindergarten have changed starting with the 2019-20 school year. Kindergarten registration will open on Jan. 30 at Brooke Primary North, formerly Hooverson Heights Primary School, and Brooke Primary South, formerly Wellsburg Primary School. School office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents must enroll their children at the primary school located within their residential attendance area.

To complete registration, parents must provide the child’s state-issues birth certificate, updated immunization records and Social Security card. The child will also need a health assessment completed by a physician and and oral health assessment completed by a dentist by the first day of school. Both forms will be included in the registration packets.

Brooke Primary North’s attendance areas include Colliers, Follansbee and Weirton.

Brooke Primary South’s attendance areas include Beech Bottom, Bethany and Wellsburg.

To request a school outside the student’s residential area, a “Student Transfer Request Form” must be submitted to the Brooke County Board of Education, attention Stephanie Blundon. Transfer requests are subject to administrator and board approval.

For more information, contact:

Brooke Primary North — (304) 527-0870

Brooke Primary South –(304) 727-0133

Brooke County Board of Education — (304) 737-3481 ext. 223

Brooke County PreK office — (304) 527-1410 ext. 3570.