August 17, 2012 2:44PM
Updated: September 20, 2012 6:04AM
Joliet schools start Monday
JOLIET — The first day of school for all Joliet Grade School District students will be Monday.
Any new student and all students entering early childhood, kindergarten or sixth grade are required by the state to have a current physical examination and all required immunizations on file by the first day of school. Students will not be allowed to attend school or register without the appropriate documents.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also requires that all kindergarten, second- and sixth-grade students have a dental examination. In addition, all students enrolling in kindergarten and any student enrolling for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye examination.
Parents or guardians who still need to enroll a new student must accompany the child to school to complete their registration and present three proofs of residency.
Breakfast and lunch service will begin Monday. Costs are 70 cents for breakfast, $1.25 for lunch and 35 cents for milk purchased separately.
For information, call the J.F. Kennedy Administrative Office at 815-740-3196.
Head Start enrollments
JOLIET — Catholic Charities’ Early Head Start Home Based program is accepting enrollment applications for children from birth to age 3. Priority is given to low-income families, children with disabilities and homeless children.
Education experiences in the home, group meetings twice per month at the center, field trips and more are offered as part of the program.
Attend a roundup at Good Shepherd Head Start, 151 E. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information about Head Start, call 815-724-1148 (English) or 815-724-1149 (Spanish) or visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.
PLAINFIELD — It’s not too late to sign up for the Plainfield Park District’s Great Adventures Program for Preschoolers.
Classes begin in late August and early September and run through mid-May. Afternoon sessions are still available.
The preschool classes take place at the Heritage Center, 24023 W. Lockport St., and at the Streams Recreation Center, 24319 Cedar Creek Lane.
All children must be toilet trained to participate. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 to be enrolled in the 3-year-old program or 4 years old by Sept. 1 to be enrolled in the 4-year-old program.
Children who turn 5 by Dec. 15 may enroll in the Finally Five Program.
Registration is accepted only at the Recreation/Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St.
Online registration is not accepted for the preschool program.
For information, call the district at 815-436-8812 or visit www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com
St. Mary Nativity openings
JOLIET — St. Mary Nativity Catholic School, 702 N. Broadway, is taking registration for the 2012-13 school year.
The school offers an academic program and low student-to-teacher ratios for children age 3 through eighth grade.
For more information or for a tour, call 815-722-8518 or visit www.stmarynativity.org.